The name of river sometimes is translated as the river flowing in a reverse.

On the maps the estuary of Tuloma river is near a town Kola. The height of tide on the Kola gulf is more than 3 meters and during the flow the water moves in the reverse, and it’s really looks like the river flows in the reverse, but it is not right.

The estuary of Tuloma river is near town Murmashi, where the river flows into the gulf. The estuary of Tuloma is a rapids where in 1937 was constructed the hydro power station.

In the ancient Russian the word “rapids” is “tulom”; and the name “Tuloma” means — the rapids.