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Gostilitsi, village

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GOSTILITSI, a village in Lomonosov District. Population: 3600. It is located at the northern edge of the Izhora Hills, on the Gostilka River. The name originates from the Novgorod name Gostilo. First mention was in Novgorod’s scribe roll of 1499/1500. Burial mounds were found in the environs of G. (explored at the break of the 19th-20th cc.) In 1898, a treasure of Swedish copper coins of 1625-39 was found in G. From the mid-18th century, there was an estate first of C. A. Muennich, then of Counts Razumovsky, and a palace of Empress Elisabeth Petrovna (see Gostilitsi, Estate.) The Holy Trinity Church (1764, arch. A. V. Kvasov) has survived and it is under restoration. In WWII, there was a front line near G. Those events are commemorated in the memorial to liberator warriors, a part of the “Green Belt of Glory”, and an obelisk on the Kolokolnya Hill. In the 1960s – 1970s, multistoried houses were built for the Soviet farm workers. The head office of Krasnaya Baltika Co. is located in G. In 1976, the Gostilitsi Botanic Reserve was established (area: 1595 ha) to preserve the aboriginal southern taiga forests on the glint.

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Elizabeth Petrovna, Empress
Kvasov, Aleksey Vasilyevich
Munnich, Christofor Antonovich (Burhard Kristof), Count
Razumovskys, the

Topographical landmarks/Gostilka River, the
Topographical landmarks/Izhora Hills, the
Topographical landmarks/Kolokolnya, mountain
Leningrad Oblast, the/Lomonosov District

Мурашова Н.В., Мыслина Л.П. Дворянские усадьбы Санкт-Петербургской губернии. Ломоносовский район. СПб., 1999., С..40-74
Киселева О.В. Гостилицы. URL:, С..40-74

Subject Index
"Gostilitsky", a reserve
"Green Belt of Glory", memorial constructions complex
The Church of the Holy Trinity (Gostilitsy Village, Lomonosov District)