Central Russian plate
|Central Russian plate|
Location of the Central Russian plate
|location||West Russia, East Ukraine|
As a vast plateau, the Central Russian Plate is a large part of the great Eastern European plain . It stretches south-west of Moscow from the Smolensk Heights , into which it merges seamlessly in the north, directly west along the Don in a slightly south-easterly direction to the Seversky Donets or just before the large Zimlyansk reservoir . In the southwest it merges into the Dnepri lowlands .
The following rivers originate within the Central Russian Plate: Don , Seversky Donets , Oka , Oskol , Psel and Seim ; The Ugra rises at the northern seam of the Smolensk Heights mentioned above . The largest cities are: Kaluga , Tula , Novomoskovsk , Brjansk , Oryol , Kursk and Belgorod .