Obis the longest river in Russia, its length is 5410 km. Basically, the river flows through flat terrain, is full-flowing, with a rather powerful current, but at the same time calm. If one bank of the Ob is steep enough, then the other is flat. When all the thawed waters subside, numerous islets appear on the river - a great place for fishing and recreation. In autumn, the shores amaze with their amazing autumn clothes, the air seems to ring - it is so transparent and clean.
On the riverObfish all year round. Of course, there are seasonal fishing restrictions. The Siberian river is home to bream, carp, crucian carp, perch, pike, burbot and others.
There are several versions of the origin of the name of the river. The simplest and most incorrect: Ob means both, two rivers, Biya and Katun. However, before the conquest of Siberia by Yermak, the region around the Ob was called Obdorsk, which is consonant with the modern name of the river. In Iranian ab, about means "water". The Komi people, who are closer to Siberia, call their aunts and grandmothers the word "obva", and among the ancient peoples, rivers have always been associated with the feminine principle. Another version is a snowball, a snow woman. The Khanty and Mansi gave it the name As - "big river", the Selkups called the river Kwai, Eme, Kuai. These names meant - "large river". Everyone was right: the Ob is covered with a white blanket for a long time, she is big, large, fertile, like a real woman.
Photo: Valery Stepanyuk