28 Apr 2018 16:18

Register of all small rivers made in Russia - RGO president

ST. PETERSBURG. April 28 (Interfax) - The first register of small rivers of Russia has been made with support from the Russian Geographic Society (RGO), RGO President Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.

"There are some 2.5 million rivers in Russia. Until now, information on them was fairly unsystematic. Finally, the first register of all small rivers of Russia was made with support from the RGO," Shoigu said at a meeting of the board of trustees chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A total of 12 million square kilometers were mapped, which is almost three-fourths of the area of Russia, Shoigu said.