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The town of Mologa in Yaroslavl region has emerged from the Rybinsk Reservoir due to extremely low water levels, who reports.

MOSCOW, August 12 (RIA Novosti) — The town of Mologa in Yaroslavl region has emerged from the Rybinsk Reservoir due to extremely low water levels, who reports.
The town was completely sunk in 1940 during the construction of the Rybinsk Hydroelectric Station, Russian NTV news channel reports.

Houses’ foundations and outlines of the streets are visible where the town once stood. Participants of the annual meeting of the former residents of Mologa and their descendants who gathered in Rybinsk intend to visit their hometown.

This year the town of Mologa would’ve celebrated its 865 anniversary. The town was situated at the confluence of river Mologa and Volga, 32 kilometers from Rybinsk and 120 kilometers from Yaroslavl.

On September 14, 1935 a decision was made to begin construction of hydroelectric installations in Rybinsk and Uglich, making the town a part of underflooding area. In order to increase the output of the Rybinsk Hydroelectric Station the town was flooded completely.

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