Vilyuy River
Coordinates: 64°22′38″N 126°24′54″E / 64.37722°N 126.41500°E
The Vilyuy River (also Vilyui, Russian: Вилю́й, IPA: [vʲɪˈlʲʉj]; Sakha: Бүлүү[citation needed]) is river of the Central Siberian Plateau, longest tributary of the Lena River. At a length of approximately 2,650 km long, it is mostly within the Sakha Republic. Its basin extends to about 491,000 km².
The Vilyuy rises in the Evenky autonomous okrug and, flowing east, soon enters Sakha. It turns towards the south and southeast, then back towards the east, and finally enters the Lena about 350 km downstream of Yakutsk, near Sangar. To the west of the Vilyui and Chona is the Nizhnyaya Tunguska River basin. The Vilyuy basin is sparsely populated. Small settlements along the river include Vilyuysk, Verkhnevilyuysk, Suntar, and Nyurba.
The river is first mentioned in the 17th century in connection with the Russian conquest of Siberia. In 1634, Russian Cossacks, headed by Voin Shakhov, established a winter settlement at the confluence of the Vilyuy and Tyuken Rivers. This settlement served as the administrative center of the area for several decades, after which it was moved to the Yolyonnyokh area 45 kilometers (28 mi) down by the Vilyuy River, where the ostrog (fortified settlement) of Olensk (now Vilyuysk) was founded in 1773.[citation needed]
In the 1950s, diamond deposits were discovered in the area, about 700 km from its mouth. This led to the construction of the Mir Mine, together with access roads and an airport, and the Vilyuy Dam complex to generate power needed for the diamond concentrators.

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Vilyuy River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vilyuy River is river of the Central Siberian Plateau, longest tributary of the Lena River. At a length of approximately 2,650 km long, it is mostly within the ...
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Vilyuy River (river, Russia) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
River in east-central Siberia, flowing mainly through Sakha (Yakutiya) in eastern Russia. The longest tributary of the Lena, it has a length of 1647 miles (2650 ...
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This SPOT-4 image shows the Mirny administrative district of Yakutia, Russia, acquired on 26 October 2012. The Vilyuy River can be seen on the image and one ...
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A river of eastern Russia flowing about 2,446 km (1,520 mi) eastward to the Lena River. Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to ...
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Earth Snapshot • Vilyuy River
In the full image, the Vilyuy River, the longest tributary of the Lena, can be seen flowing across the Central Siberian. Plateau to its confluence with the Lena.
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Vilyuy River river scale 1:50M. ... Description: Vilyuy River river scale 1:50M. Created: Sun Jun 12 02:38:31 CEST 2011. Modified: Tue Feb 21 01:19:08 CET 2012 ...
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The Vilyuy River, located in a remote area in the Sakha Republic of eastern Siberia, used to be crystal clear and full of fish. The people used to be strong and ...
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The site is found on a small tributary to the Vilyuy River and has produced remains of dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic ... The Vilyuy is the largest tributary ofthe mighty Lena River, the Lena being the second longest ofthe Siberian rivers that ...
River of No Reprieve: Descending Siberia's Waterway of Exile, Death, and Destiny
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Jeffrey Tayler, 2006
[Signature]Reviewed by Tom BissellIn his fifth book, Tayler returns to the Siberian hinterlands of Russia, the country where he has lived for the past 11 years and of which he wrote in Siberian Dawn. This time, however, he struggles 2,400 miles up the Lena River in an inflatable raft with his guide (and bane) Vadim, an ill-tempered veteran of the S...
Cenozoic Climatic [i.e. Climate] and Environmental Changes in Russia
Cenozoic Climatic [i.e. Climate] and Environmental Changes in Russia
Andrej A. Veličko, Herbert Edgar Wright, 2005
The stratigraphic analogues of the Tustakhskaya terrace of the Lena River are observed on the Vilyuy River as the fifth terrace above the floodplain, good exposures of which are found in the lower reaches of the Vilyuy River and in the lower ...
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March 16, 1985: This turned out to be the most brilliantly sunny day of the entire journey, particularly in the Vilyuy River Basin. In fact, in Yakutsk, which was plagued with persistent ice fog, the morning light was refracted so much that we could ...
Dinosaurs under the Aurora (Life of the Past)
Dinosaurs under the Aurora (Life of the Past)
Roland A. Gangloff, 2012
"Dinosuars under the Aurora immerses readers in the challenges, stark beauty, and hard-earned rewards of conducting paleontological field work in the Arctic.... Gangloff takes readers on a delightful and instructive journey into the world of paleontology as it is conducted in the land under the aurora." —Guardian-Birdbooker Report (Guardi...
Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation
Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation
Vadim J. Birstein, John R. Waldman, William E. Bemis, 1997
The Siberian sturgeon also occurred in some Lena River tributaries: the Vitim, Olekma, Aldan, and Vilyuy Rivers (Dryagin 1949, Karantonis et al. 1956, Kirillov 1972). In the Vitim River they were found both in the lower (Kirillov 1972) and upper ...
An Environmental History of Russia (Studies in Environment and History)
An Environmental History of Russia (Studies in Environment and History)
2013
"An Environmental History of Russia is the most important English-language environmental study of the former Soviet Union since Douglas Weiner's Models of Nature and A Little Corner of Freedom. Spanning geography; nature preservation; urban, industrial, and agricultural environments; and policies, practices, and pollution the book provide...
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Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde, 1978
As a result of the rapids located downstream from the construction area, the Vilyuy River is not suitable for transport purposes. The complex of the hydroelectric power engineering structures includes the following: a rockfill dam, a spillway with ...
The Lena Goldfields Massacre and the Crisis of the Late Tsarist State (Eugenia & Hugh M. Stewart '26 Series on...
The Lena Goldfields Massacre and the Crisis of the Late Tsarist State (Eugenia & Hugh M. Stewart '26 Series on...
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In 1912 a thin line of Russian soldiers, confronted by a large crowd of gold miners on strike for several weeks, reacted with fear and anger. At their officers’ orders, they opened fire, shooting five hundred unarmed protestors. The event reverberated across Russia. The Lena goldfields massacre can be viewed from several distinct viewpoints, each p...
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