Talk:Volga–Baltic Waterway

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added maps[edit]

I've added a map relating to the details of the Volga-Baltic Waterway itself, and a second map showing its relationship to Europe and European Russia generally. I always thought the connecting up of the Baltic Sea with the Black and Caspian Seas was interesting, and I understand it was an important historical consideration, but that actually not much traffic/shipping takes place all the way through, so I hope I haven't overstated things. The second map is as much just to 'locate' the Waterway in a wider area. I like what the Volga River article says about the canals and natural waterways connecting Moscow "to the White Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea", although it makes the point about changes in European-Russian relationships leading to increased foreign traffic. I think it would be in keeping and perhaps enhance the Volga River article to have a similar image there as well, removing the box accentuating the Volga-Baltic waterway, and adding the White-Baltic Canal, and labelling the Volga-Don Canal. Jauntymcd 00:35, 30 August 2006 (UTC)