Lama River

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A picture of the river

Lama River (Russian: Ла́ма) is a river in the Moscow and Tver Oblasts in Russia, a tributary of the Shosha River. The length of the river is 139 km. The area of its basin is 2330 km². The Lama River freezes up in November and stays under the ice until late March - early April. Historically, the river was a part of the important waterway from the Volga River to the Moskva River. The city of Volokolamsk that has been standing on the Lama River since the 12th century was previously known as Volok Lamsky (literally - Drag of Lama) after the process of a watercraft portage.