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Koltushi Rural Settlement

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KOLTUSHI RURAL SETTLEMENT, a part of Vsevolozhsk District. Population: 9,000. In 1996–2005, it was an independent municipal entity Koltushi Volost, and since 1 January 2006 it has had the status of first-level municipal entity. It is located on the Koltushi Hills. K. R. S. comprises Voyeikovo settlement (adm. center), Pavlovo village, and 17 villages more (incl. Koltushi.) The largest peasant settlement is Staraya village (population: 4,500.) A motor road connects K. R. S. to St. Petersburg and Vsevolozhsk. The toponym Koltushi (Finnish ‘Keltto’) probably originates from the Izhorian koltola, “sorcerer”, and is traceable to pre-Christian ages. Koltushi, and some other localities of the volost were first mentioned in the Novgorod scribe roll of 1499/1500. The natural conditions of the Koltushi Hills favored development of agriculture; the density of its population, with Izhorians predominating, was high. In the 17th c., this area was populated by Ingermanlandian Finns, who remained the ethnic majority until the deportation in March 1942 (see Ethnic deportations.) In the Soviet period, scientific centers were set up in the district’s territory: in Pavlovo, I. P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology of the Rus. Acad. of Sc.; in Voyeikovo, Institute of Radar Meteorology and Research Center for Remote Atmosphere Sounding (branch of the A. I. Voyeikov Main Geophysical Observatory); Voyeikovo magnetic & ionosphere observatory of the St. Petersburg Branch, Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radio Wave Propagation, Rus. Acad. of Sc. In K R. S., in Kolbino village, there is the S. J. Laurikkala Institute of Theology of the Evangelic Lutheran Church, and Lutheran Church of St. George (the Lutheran parish appeared as early as in 1628.) The orthodox church of St. John of Kronshtadt is in Pavlovo village. Voyeikovo settlement has a culture center with the children ballet ensemble "Raduga”; the Koltushi rural library; the Koltushi newspaper is published. The hilly terrain is friendly for development of Alpine skiing (there are Alpine skiing clubs in Voyeikovo.) Equestrian contests are held (in Tokari village there is a base of the special Olympic reserve equestrian and pentathlon school for children and youth), and in car and motorcycle cross-country race. One of the contest sponsors is the sports and engineering club " Koltushsky Meridian" in Voyeikovo; the route of the motor sport is near Krasnaya Gorka village.
See also I. P. Pavlov Museum.

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Kolbino Village (Kubensky Village Soviet)
Topographical landmarks/Koltushi Hills, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Koltushi Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Krasnaya Gorka Village (Red Hill Village)
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Pavlovo Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Staraya Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Tokati Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Voyeikovo Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Vsevolozhsk Town

Болондинский В.К., Никитина Т.Б. Памятники Колтушей: Альбом иллюстраций.-СПб., 2000.

Subject Index
Ethnic deportations
Finns of Ingermanlandia
Izhora (Izhora men)
Koltushi Rural Library, the
"Koltushi", a newspaper
Museum of I.P. Pavlov, the
The Church of St. Ioan of Kronstadt (Pavlovo Village, Vsevolozhsk District)
The Lutheran Church of St. George (Kolbino Village, Vsevolzhsk District)
Theology Institute of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Ingria named after S.-Y. Laurikaly

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