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Urban settlement named after Sverdlov

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NAMED AFTER SVERDLOV, an urban settlement in Vsevolozhsk District. Population: 9,200. It situated on the Neva’s right bank, downstream of the Ivanovsky Rapids. Named after Y. M. Sverdlov, a Bolshevik revolutionary. It was given the status of a workers’ settlement in 1979. It consists of the neighborhoods Krasnaya Zvezda (aka Sverdlovo-1), Petrova Dacha, and Settlement Named After Sverdlov (aka Sverdlovo-2 or Scherbinka.) Since 2000, Russia’s largest tea-packing factory of Nevskiye Porogi Ltd has been operating there. Initially, a settlement of seasonal workers of the brick factory grew at the Samarka (Scherbinka) farmstead (the factory’s water tower has survived.) There were nobility estates in the territory of the current settlement (in particular, Ostrovki estate of G. A. Potyomkin), and the German colony of Ovtsyno. In 1897, the stone church of the Birth of St. John the Baptist was built (arch. V. F. Prussak, V. A. Lipsky; destroyed during WWII.) In 1995, the church of St. Nicholas was opened in the converted building of a former club-house. The "Prichal" country club owns a Rally Park route, and competitions in motor sports are held.

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Lipsky, Vladimir Aleksandrovich
Potemkin, Grigory Aleksandrovich, Highness Prince of Taurida
Prussak, Vladimir Fyodorovich
Sverdlov, Yakov Mikhaylovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District

Subject Index
Ostrovki, a country estate
Samarka (Shcherbinka), a country estate
Sverdlovsk House of Culture
The Church of Sainted Hierach Nicholas the Wonderworker (the village named after Sverdlov)
The Church of St. John the Precursor (the village named after Sverdlov)