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Krasny Bor, urban settlement

Subject / Topography/Urban settlements

KRASNY BOR, an urban settlement in Gatchina District. Population: 4,900. It is situated at Popovka railway station of the St. Petersburg – Tosno – Moscow branch. It was established in 1935 in the territory of Podobedovka settlement and Popovka station. In the late 19th century it was a popular dacha area. In the early 20th c., it had three churches: the Church of St. Prince Alexander Nevsky (1902-09, arch. P. P. Kondratiev; closed in 1935); the Church of St. Nicholas (1904; closed in 1935); Holy Trinity (1902-05, arch. V. N. Bobrov; closed in 1937); all of them are destroyed. The settlement was completely destroyed in WWII. It has a culture center and a library. In 2001, the wooden church of St. Parasceve Pyatnitsa the Great Martyr was built. Since 2004, an all-Russian contest of shepherds has been held in K. B. as part of the “Yegoriy’s Merrymaking” traditional folklore and rite feast (on St. George’s Day, May 6 / Apr. 23, cattle was traditionally turned out to grass for the first time after the winter.)

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Bobrov, Voctor Nikanorovich
Kondratyev, Pavel Petrovich

Historical Toponyms/Podobedovka, Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District/Popovka, Railway Station
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District

Мещанинов М.Ю. Храмы на станции Поповка // Санкт-Петербургские епархиальные ведомости. 2003. № 28-29. URL:

Subject Index
"Games of Yegory", a holiday
The Church of Sainted Hierach Nicholas the Wonderworker (the urban settlement of Krasny Bor )
The Church of St. Paraskeva, Martyr, surnamed "Friday" (the urban settlement of Krasny Bor )
The Church of St. Prince Alexander Nevsky (the urban settlement of Krasny Bor, Tosno District)
The Church of the Noly Trinity (Samopomoshch Village, Tosno District)