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Leninskoye, settlement

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LENINSKOYE (Finnish Haapala before 1947), a settlement in Vyborg District. Population: 1800. Located on the bank of the Sestra River. The toponym Haapala originates from Haapanen, the name of the settlers who appeared in that area before the 17th century (from the Finnish “haapa” = aspen.) In 1947, the settlement was renamed Berezovka and in 1948, Leninskoye (in honor of V. I. Lenin who lived in the neighboring settlement Ilyichovo in 1917.) A popular dacha area since the late 19th century (especially the quarter of Haapala named Lautahanta.) Literary researcher and critic K. I. Chukovsky lived at a dacha in Lautahanta in 1907. It remains a popular dacha place in our days too: cottage construction has been going on since the 1990s, and the “Country Club” sporting and recreational center is active. In 1998-99, a stone church of St. Apostolic Constantine and Elena was built, and sanctified in 2001 by Patriarch of All Russia Alexis II. In 2000, a monument to St. Prince Alexander Nevsky was installed within the church ground (sculptor: A. S. Charkin.)

A. Y. Chistyakov

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Alexis II (Ridiger Aleksey Mikhailovich), patriarch
Charkin, Albert Serafimovich
Chukovsky, Korney Ivanovich
Haapenen - Finnish peasant family
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich (the real name was Ulyanov)

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Ilyichevo Settlement
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Leninskoye Settlement
Topographical landmarks/Sestra River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District

Карельский перешеек: Земля неизведанная Ч. 1: Юго-Западный сектор. /Авт.-сост. Балашов Е.А. СПб., 1996., С.99-102

Subject Index
St. Prince Alexander Nevsky, monument to
The Church of SS Constantine and Helen, Equal -to - Apostles (Leninskoye Village, Vyborg District)

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