The New Student's Reference Work/Neva

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Ne′va, a northern Russian river; rising in the southwestern corner of Lake Ladoga, it passes through St. Petersburg and empties into the Bay of Cronstadt in the Gulf of Finland.  It drains Lakes Ladoga, Onega, Ilmen and others.  Its total length is 40 miles and the width varies from 180 to 4,000 feet.  It is frozen about five months in the year.