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Lodeynoye Pole, town

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LODEYNOYE POLE, town, adm. center of Lodeynoye Pole District. It is situated on the left bank of the Svir River. Population: 23,700. The Murmansk Highway extends across L. P., the town has a railway station on the Volkhovstroy-Petrozavodsk line with a branch to Olonets, and a quay. The name means verbatim “woodless (open) place where ships are built.” The town appeared in the place of Mokrishivitsi village as a settlement for the Olonets Shipyard founded by the decree of Peter I. In 1785 it got its current name and status of a town, and became an uyezd center in Olonets Governorship. From 1796, it was an off-register town of Novgorod Gubernia, from 1801 till 1922, an uyezd center of Olonets Gubernia, and from 1922 till 1927, in Petrograd (Leningrad) Gubernia. Since 1927, it was the center of the district of the same name in Leningrad Oblast. The town extends for 6 km on a high riverside terrace, its planning structure is regular, the streets are built up mostly with multi-storey buildings. It was heavily destroyed in WWII, therefore most of the buildings are dated 2nd half of the 20th century. In 1941-44, the city remained at the front line of the Karelian Front defense for 1005 days and played an important role in WWII. In 1985 it received the Order of the Badge of Honor. The “Svir Victory” memorial located in L. P. is dedicated to the events of WWII. L. P. has a museum of the local history , culture center, children’s school of music, children’s school of arts, town library, and children’s library. The “Lodeynoye Pole” newspaper is published; the Lodya radio station and Telesvir TV desk broadcast. There is an obelisk (1832) in the place of the house of Peter I, and a bust of Twice Hero of Socialist Labor B. G. Muzrukov is installed in the central part of the town. There are wooden church of St. Barbara , the church of Apostle Peter and Apostle Paul, the church of All Saints (at the town cemetery), and the chapel of the Icon of the Mother of God “Vivifying Spring” in town.

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Muzrukov, Boris Glebovich
Peter I, Emperor

Historical Toponyms/Mokrishvitsi Village
Historical Toponyms/Novgorod Gubernia (Province)
Historical Toponyms/Olonets Gubernia (Province)
Historical Toponyms/Olonets Region ruled by Governor-General
Topographical landmarks/Svir River, the

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Subject Index
Lodeinoye Pole children art school
Lodeinoye Pole House of People Creativity named after Y.P. Zakharov
Lodeynoye Pole Central Children Library, the
Lodeynoye Pole Central Town Library, the
Lodeynoye Pole Museum of the Local History, the
The Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul (Lodeynoye Pole Town)
The Church of All Saints (Lodeinoye Pole Town)
The Church of St. Barbara, the Great Martyr (Lodeinoye Pole Town)
"The Victory at the Svir River", memorial, the