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Bolshoye Kuzyomkino, village

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BOLSHOYE KUZYOMKINO (Finnish Narvusi), a village in Kingisepp District. Population: 961. It situated at the confluence of the Mertvitsa and the Luga. It was first mentioned in Swedish sources in 1614 (in July 2004, the 390th anniversary of its foundation was celebrated by a feast named “Make Merry, My Village.” B. K. is a center of the Izhora colonization (Lower Luga Group); materials on their history and culture are kept in the collection of the Kuzyomkino rural library. In the 2nd half of the 19th c. an estate of V. T. Baikov was in the Galiki waste land close to B. K. (defunct.) The Lutheran community appeared in 1640; in 1690, it was united with the Swedish community of the Narva Cathedral, and in the 18th c., with the parish of St. Michael’s Church in Narva (hence the name Narvusi.) In 1732, its own wooden church was built (see St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church) replaced with a stone church in 1879 (it was sanctified in the name of the Holy Trinity; it was closed in 1938, it was active in 1941-44.) In 1990, a parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria was registered there. The church is still under repair, but services are held (by pastors arriving from Finland.) An Orthodox chapel has been built.

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Baikov, Vlas Trofimovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Kingisepp District/Bolshoye Kuzemkino Village
Neighbouring Territories/Finland
Topographical landmarks/Galiki Waste Ground
Topographical landmarks/Luga River, the
Topographical landmarks/Mertvitsa River, the

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Subject Index
""Celebrate, native villiage", a festival
Kuzyemkino Rural Library, the