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This article discusses the Russian Chronicles in the context of their use as a source of information on the toponymy of the Middle Volga region. A number of Russian chronicles for the area is given, their etymologies using chronicles as well as the data of peoples’ languages of the Volga region are considered.

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Toponymy, Russian history chronicles, middle Volga region, etymology, Bryahimov, Isady, Homoly, Tsevza