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Rakhya, urban settlement

Subject / Topography/Urban settlements

RAKHYA, an urban settlement in Vsevolozhsk District. Population: 3,200. It is situated in a lowland near the Gladkoye peat deposit. It appeared in 1892 as a settlement of workers of P. L. Korf’s peat briquette factory at Torfyanoye station of the Irinovskaya Railroad. In 1922, the station and the settlement were renamed after I. A. Rakhya, activist of the revolution and civil wars in Finland and Russia. In 1941-43, “The Road of Life” that was used to supply the besieged Leningrad extended across R. R. has a culture center, local library, and branch of the Scheglov school of music. Since 1998 annually, the International Front Song Festival titled “June 22, Precisely At Four AM” has been held at Lake Kamenka in R., writer E. N. Uspensky is one of the initiators of this event. In a reconstructed shop building, the Church of St. Barbara the Martyr was opened, which sponsors the A. S. Pushkin Vsevolozhsk Enlightening Center. A new church has been under construction since 2004.

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Korf, Pavel Leopoldovich
Rakhya, Ivan (Yukka) Abramovich
Uspensky, Eduard Nikolayevich

Topographical landmarks/Kamenka Lake
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District

Сайт поселка Рахья. URL:
Сайт «Узкоколейка в Рахье». URL:

Subject Index
"22 June, exactly at 4 a.m… ", military-partiotic song festival
The Church of St. Barbara, the Great Martyr (Rakhya Village, Vsevolozhsk District)