Onega, Lake

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Onega, Lake (Onezhskoye Ozero) Lake in nw Russia, near the border with Finland; second-largest lake in Europe. It drains sw through the River Svir to Lake Ladoga, and has numerous inlets and islands along its n shore. The chief port is Petrozavodsk. Area: 9610sq km (3710sq mi).