23 апреля 1908 года в Москве началось рекордное наводнение

The heaviest flood in Saint Petersburg took place in November 1824. At that time, water rose by 410 cm over the normal level. However, Moscow outperformed the Northern Capital in this regard. During the Passion Week, on April 23, 1908, water in Moskva River rose by 8.9 meters above the normal level! The river and Vodootvodny (drainage) channel formed a single bed 1.5 km wide. 2,500 buildings and 100 km of city streets were in the flooded area. The major part of the present Park of Culture and Novodevichy Convent were flooded. Zamoskvorechye district looked like Venice with rafts serving as substitutes for gondolas.