RUSSIA: Flood

The estuary of the Neva, which flows through Leningrad, former Petrograd, née St. Petersburg, gulped down vast quantities of fresh sea water from the Gulf of Finland, submerged three-quarters of the city. Ten lives were lost. Then the estuary spued back the water; life in the city became normal, but damage was done to the extent of millions of dollars. A cyclone caused the flood.

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