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Priozersk

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Description of Priozersk

Priozersk (pronounced “PriozErsk”) is located in the Leningrad Region, 145 km from St. Petersburg, on Lake Ladoga.

According to legends, on the site of the current Priozersk in 879, Prince Rurik (founder of the Russian state) died. The Russian town of Korela originated at the end of the 13th century on the site of a small Karelian settlement. From the XIII to the end of the XVI century Korela became a city-fortress, a powerful outpost of Novgorod on the Karelian Isthmus, restraining the Swedes' aggression.

According to the Stolbovsky Peace of 1617, Korela and the surrounding lands were transferred to Sweden by the Stolbovsky Peace. The city was renamed Kexholm ("Kukushkin Island"). In September 1710, it was conquered back by the Russians and, according to the Nishtadt Treaty, became part of the Vyborg gubernia.

As a result of the capture of Finland in 1809, the border was pushed far to the west, and Kexholm lost its trade and border value. With the granting of Finnish independence in 1918, the city passes to the Finns and is renamed Kyakisalmi (“Kukushkin Strait”). Then from 1940 to 1944 - in the Karelian-Finnish SSR, and then - as part of the Leningrad region. The name Priozersk was given in 1948.

Despite its rich military history, the oldest bastion fortress of Russia — the Old Fortress of the late 16th century — was well preserved in Priozersk.

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Priozersk

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (1846).
Cemetery Church of All Saints (1890), st. Pushkina 17
Monument to Mowgli.
Lutheran Church (1930), st. Leningradskaya, 8.
Civil Finnish building (1920-1930-ies).
The new fortress (the end of the XVIII — XIX centuries), the Leningradskaya road separated from the Old Fortress by the Vuoksa River. Now it houses a military sanatorium, the passage to the territory is closed.
The station building station Priozersk, Vokzalnaya square. d. 1.

Old fortress
Old Arsenal (1591)
Round tower (XVI century). Used as a prison, the Pugachev family served their time here. Later, eight Decembrists were kept here.
New Arsenal (1776). Now the building houses a local history museum.
Mill Gate (end of the XVI century).

 

 

 


 

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Interesting information and useful tips