Talk:Neva River

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Rasputin[edit]

In the article, the statement "In fact, many Russians who get their water from the Neva claim that to this day, you can still taste the Rasputin, and that he left minerals which made the water good for the stomach." has appeared and been deleted more than once. I do not want this to be an edit war, but this does not seem to be a reputable comment. It just looks like it was written as a practical joke.

It would be much better if when it is added again two things happened:

  1. A source of some kind is stated (be it from a book on Russian Folklore) in the edit summary.
  2. It is rewriten so that it does not appear as rediculous such as: stating outright that it is part of local folklore, not including it in the main paragraph (start a new paragraph or section on folklore to help flesh out the article), and rewriting the sentence so that it appears more legitimate. --Richss 13:12, Sep 10, 2004 (UTC)
142.151.177.134 has repeatedly added the statement mentioned above into this article. This individual claimed that it was part of local folklore. I simply requested as you see above that he validate the statement and rewrite it so that it doesn't sound like some kid wrote it. Later, he replied back saying the statement was false (see User talk:142.151.177.134). If the change is made again, I shall revert it and add his name to the list of vandals. --Richss 14:03, Sep 12, 2004 (UTC)

This is just an article stub[edit]

I would include all that stuff, but there's not enough room. This article is just a stub. --142.151.177.134 22:55, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)

See my reply at User talk:142.151.177.134 --Richss 23:28, Sep 10, 2004 (UTC)

Tasting the Rasputin[edit]

There has been some debate on the correctness of this statement. It may be a statement regarding true local folklore. When I tried to check this out, 142.151.177.134 indicated that he was just messing with everyone. Later 24.146.23.30 reappeared after months of not being online and add this statement back. This individual seemed to take personal offense to its deletion. I feel that this statement needs to be revised or deleted, but I no longer care about it. This is article is a stub and not worthy of my time. --Richss 02:50, Sep 26, 2004 (UTC)

I'm native Russian and I never heard of such "folklore". Moreover, Rasputin is mostly famous abroad for some reason, many russians do not know who and when he was, so such a joke can hardly appear. It's just not understandable widely enough. Alex Kapranoff July 4, 2005 05:51 (UTC)

Another stub?[edit]

Too many stubs around here. Someone Russian add on to this article.

Map added in Geography section[edit]

I've added a map of the Neva.Jauntymcd 18:33, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

The Finnish origin of the name 'Neva'[edit]

In Finnish neva is one sort of swamp and the area was formerly inhabited by Finns as well as other Finnic peoples, so the name 'Neva' probably comes from it. From Finnish Wikipedia --Jaakko Sivonen 02:30, 17 September 2006 (UTC)