Ladoga Lake, Republic of Karelia

Lake Ladoga is a freshwater lake located in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia just outside the outskirts of Saint Petersburg.It is the largest lake entirely in Europe, and the 14th largest freshwater lake by area in the world. Ladoga Lacus, a methane lake on Saturn's moon Titan, is named after the lake.EtymologyIn one of Nestor's chronicles from the 12th century he mentions a lake called "the Great Nevo", a clear link to the Neva River and, possibly furthermore, to Finnish nevo "sea" or neva "bog, quagmire".Ancient Norse sagas and Hanseatic treaties both mention a city made of lakes named Old Norse Aldeigja or Aldoga. Since the beginning of the 14th century this hydronym was commonly known as Ladoga. According to T. N. Jackson, it can be taken "almost for granted, that the name of Ladoga first referred to the river, then the city, and only then the lake." Therefore, he considers the primary hydronym Ladoga to originate in the eponymous inflow to the lower reaches of the Volkhov River whose Finnic name was Alodejoki (corresponding to modern Alojen joki) "river of the lowlands".
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  • A huge Lake of enormous beauty. Leaving the Neva in Ladoga, feels his greatness. The beautiful shores of Lake and fabulous sunsets make Ladoga attractive
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  • ^ Station Lake Ladoga ^ can be reached at jelektrichkn with Filjanskogo station for 1 h 15 min. In July this year, there could be. It's a bit extreme pleasure-a strong wind, warmer air, excitement 3 -4 points and on the beach. good East. Bright guys all qualitatively.
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  • The water is cold to swim in it. I make pee pee in the water cause I was so cold. The fish I catch look like Bass but taste different. I plan to look for Gold next year at the bottom.
  • I've never seen such a big and beautiful lake before.
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