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Tolmachevo, urban settlement

Subject / Topography/Urban settlements

TOLMACHEVO, an urban settlement in Luga District. Population: 3,400. It is situated on the banks of the Luga River. The St. Petersburg-Pskov railway and Kiev Highway extend close by. Up to the early 1990s, there was steamboat service from the Tolmachevo Wharf; currently, it is being restored by private carriers. The settlement appeared in 1858 during the construction of the St. Petersburg-Warsaw Railroad. Before 1919 its name was Preobrazhenskaya Station. Renamed in 1920 after N. G. Tolmachev, commissioner of the 7th Army that fought against General Yudenich’s troops. In 1938 T. was given the status of a workers’ settlement. T. has a culture center, school of music, and library. Currently, the Transfiguration Church (late 19th c.) burnt down in 1999 is under restoration. 7 km away from the settlement there is the “Live Spring” holiday rest house with a club and a library. M. Y. Saltykov-Schedrin lived in Zatishye Estate in the environs of today’s T.

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Saltykov-Shchedrin , Mikhail Yevgrafovich (the real name was Saltykov)
Tolmachev, Nikolay Guryevich
Yudenich, Nikolay Nikolayevich

Topographical landmarks/Kievskoye Shosse (Kiev Highway)
Topographical landmarks/Luga River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Luga District/Luga Town
Historical Toponyms/Preobrazhenskaya Railway Station
Saint-Petersburg City

Зерцалов В.И. Луга: Путеводитель Л., 1972.

Subject Index
The Transfiguration Church (Tolmachevo Village, Luga District)
Zatishye, a country estate