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Nikolskoye, town

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NIKOLSKOYE, a town in Tosno District. Population: 17,300. It is situated on the Tosna River. 7 km north of N. is Ivanovskaya railway station on the St. Petersburg-Volkhovstroy line, and 6 km south-west of it, Sablino station on the St. Petersburg-Moscow line. A motor road connects N. to Otradnoye Town and has access to the St. Petersburg-Moscow highway. The name was given in honor of the local church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker existing since 1716. The settlement was founded in the 1st quarter of the 18th c. by peasants who were moved from Lyublino and Mozhaisk Uyezds, Moscow Gubernia, in the place of Kazola and Merkele waste plots. The residents of N. made and supplied construction materials (sand, rubble stone, clay, bricks, timber) for St. Petersburg’s needs. In the 1920s, there were abt. 250 households in N. The proximity to Leningrad, favorable transport situation, and deposits of clay and quartz sand were prerequisites for fast industrial development of the settlement in the post-war period. In 1958, N. was given the status of a workers’ settlement, and in 1990, of a town.From its foundation, N. developed as a settlement with regular street development. Currently, the town extends in the meridian direction along the banks of the Tosna. Most of its buildings were erected in the 2nd half of the 20th century. In the environs of N. was Pustynka, the estate of A. K. Tolstoy that was visited by I. S. Turgenev, A. A. Fet, I. A. Goncharov, and the brothers Zhemchuzhnikov. N. has a culture center with a folk choir, theatrical company, “Zadorinka” model dancing ensemble, brass band, “Live Sound” and “Mirror” vocal ensembles, fine arts studio, “Break Dance” teenager group, club of war and labor veterans, “Lyre” club of music lovers, and “Scheet” military/patriotic club. The town has a library, and a museum based on High School No. 1. A wooden church of St. Tsar Nicholas the Martyr was built in 2000.

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Fet, Afanasy Afanasyevich
Goncharov, Ivan Aleksandrovich
Tolstoy, Aleksey Konstantinovich, Count
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich
Zhemchuzhnikov, Aleksey Mikhaylovich
Zhemchuzhnikov, Vladimir Mikhailovich

Topographical landmarks/Kazola, Waste Land
Topographical landmarks/Merkele, Waste Land
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Otradnoye Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District/Pustynka Settlement, Railway Station
Topographical landmarks/Tosna River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District/Tosno Town

Даринский А.В. Ленинградская область. Л., 1975., С.211-212
Царские храмы. URL:, С.211-212

Subject Index
Clubs of Enthusiasts
Clubs of Enthusiasts
Museum at the Nikolskoye Town Classical School No. 1, the
Nikolskoye House of Culture
Nikolskoye Town Library, the
Pustunka, a country estate
The Church of Sainted Hierach Nicholas the Wonderworker (Nikolskoye Town)
The Church of St. Tsar Nicholas The Martyr (Nikolskoye Town)
"Window", vocal ensemble
"Zadorinka" ("The impassioned"), dancing ensemble