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Kurba, settlement

Subject / Topography/Villages

KURBA, a settlement in Podporozhye District. Population: 368. Located in the upper reaches of the Oyat River. The name originates from the Kurba River, a left-hand tributary of the Oyat. It was founded in 1959 as a settlement for timber harvesters. It is situated in the Veps population area, in way of the Veps Forest natural park. The Russians form a significant part of the population. The settlement is connected, by a motor road, with Vinnitsi village, via which there is access to Podporozhye Town. The largest part of K. is on the left bank of the Oyat. The planning is regular; the streets consist mostly of one-storey two-apartment buildings, with a few two-storey plastered houses. Most of the residential houses have window trimmers decorated with sawn-through carving on their windows. K. has a library and culture house. In 1983, a Veps household museum was established in Kurba’s school having about 400 exhibits.

S. B. Yegorov

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Topographical landmarks/Kurba River, the
Topographical landmarks/Oyat River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Podporozhye District/Podporozhye Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Podporozhye District/Vinnitsi Village

«Вепсский лес». Природный парк: Путеводитель. Б. м., б. г., С.26
Школьный музей вепсского быта в поселке Курба. URL:, С.26

Subject Index
Kurba Settlement Rural Library, the
Kurbskoye House of Culture
Museum of the Veps Everyday Life at the Kurbino Village School, the
"Vepssky Les" ("Veps Forest"), a park