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Svirstroy, urban settlement

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SVIRSTROY, an urban settlement in Lodeynoye Pole District. Population: 1,000. It is situated on the left bank of the Svir River. S. has transport communications to Lodeynoye Pole and Podporozhye via the Svir and a motor road and railroad; 5 km south of the settlement is Yanega railway station. The establishment of the settlement and its name are related to the construction of the Lower Svir Hydro Powerplant started in 1927. On Jan. 30, 1931 it was transformed into a workers’ settlement. In 1933-35, the Powerplant was started up. The Powerplant was destroyed during WWII but restored in 1948. The settlement was destroyed together with the Powerplant, and also rebuilt in the post-war period. The settlement has a monument to S. M. Kirov; near the Powerplant building is a monument to G. O. Graftio as the originator of its design. The Powerplant’s buildings are monuments of the waterwork construction. S. has a culture center and a library.

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Graftio, Heinrich Osipovich
Kirov, Sergey Mironovich (the real name was Kostrikov)

Leningrad Oblast, the/Lodeynoye Pole District/Lodeynoye Pole Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Podporozhye District/Podporozhye Town
Topographical landmarks/Svir River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lodeynoye Pole District/Svirstroy Urban Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lodeynoye Pole District/Yanega Settlement

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Subject Index
G.O. Graftio, monument to
S.M. Kirov, monuments to