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Vartemyagi, village

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VARTEMYAGI (Vartemäki), a village in Vsevolozhsk District. Population: 1100. The toponym originates from the Finnish Vartiomaki = Watchtower Hill and is probably related to the sentry post at the Russian-Swedish border established by the 1323 Treaty of Orekhovo. A Lutheran church existed there in 1628-56. In 1743–1917, the Vartemäki estate was owned by the family of Counts Shuvalov. The Church of Sts.Sophia and her Three Daughters Faith, Hope and Love has survived to our days. The village has a culture center and a library. A “Nature School” oriented at environmental education exists on the basis of the local secondary school, with sponsorship by the “The Neva’s Clear Water” public association. In 2005, the Mulle international children’s festival was held in V. National Artist of Russia I. I. Krasko lived in V. as a child and teenager (1930-1946) (see Vartemäki Estate.)

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Krasko, Ivan Ivanovich
Shuvalovs, the

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District

Свято-Иоанновский ставропигиальный женский монастырь / Авт.-сост. М.В. Шкаровский. СПб., 1998., С.238-247

Subject Index
"Mulle", children ecology festival
The Church of Sts. Martyrs Faith, Hope, Love and their Mother Sophia (Vartemyagi Village, Vsevolozhsk District)
Vartemyagi House of Culture
Vartemyagi Rural Library, the
Vartemyaki, a country estate