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Wounded Russian soldiers in a telega (World War I)
Telega (modern variant). Used in Ukraine in 2017

Telega (Russian: теле́га, IPA: [tʲɪˈlʲɛgə]) is a type of four-wheel horse-drawn vehicle, whose primary purpose is to carry loads, similar to a wain, known in Russia and other countries.[1] It has been defined as "a special type commonly used in the southern and south-western provinces for the carriage of grain, hay and other agricultural products".[2]

It is described and spelled telga in Jules Verne's novel Michael Strogoff.

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  1. ^ "Telega", an article in Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1936-1985)
  2. ^ "Telega carriage", an article from the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890-1906)