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Lisino-Korpus, settlement

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LISINO-KORPUS, a settlement in Tosno District. Population: 1100. Located 2 km away from Lustovka railway station of the Fornosovo-Tyosovo-Netylsky branch on a highway connecting Tosno Town and Vyritsa urban settlement. The name is related to the abundance of foxes [“lisy”] in forests around. The second part of the name, i.e. “korpus”, appeared later when the local forestry accommodated officers of the paramilitary Foresters and Forest Guards Corps. The settlement appeared in 1834 when Russia’s first training forestry was established within the Lisino Governmental Wood Lot (area: 28,500 ha) on the initiative of Minister of Finance Y. F. Kankrin. The Game Warden School (Forestry College after 1869) was based there, and practical training for the Forestry Institute students. In 1846, the forestry area was officially declared as a hunting place of the Czar; Alexander II visited there several times. Architect N. L. Benois worked in L.-K. in 1852-62; the Hunters’ Palace and stone church of the Procession of the Venerable Wood of the Life-Creating Cross of the Lord, and the complex of the Game Warden School were erected to his designs. For over 30 years (1885–1918) D. M. Kravchinsky, the founder of Russian forest husbandry, worked in the Lisino forestry (he was buried in Lisino.) Research foresters M/ K/ Tursky, F. K. Arnold, I. G. Voinyukov, V. N. Sukachev, G. F. Morozov etc. studied, and afterwards taught there. L.-K. was visited by writers A. K. Tolstoy, N. A. Nekrasov, and I. S. Sokolov-Mikitov, scientists V. V. Pomerantsev and N. N. Urvantsev, and actor N. K. Cherkasov. In 1918, the educational institutions stopped working, and the buildings were devastated. In 1934, the Forest Technical School was transferred to L.-K.; currently, it is Lisino Forest College with about 600 students attending it. A museum exposition was opened on the college premises in 1986 dedicated to the history of Russian forest husbandry. In 1995 all the buildings in the complex were included on the list of federal-level historic and cultural heritage objects. In 1997, the monument to Y. F. Kankrin lost in the Soviet period was restored (sculptor N. N. Antsiferov.) The forestry’s territory is the base of the St. Petersburg Forest Engineering Academy. The “Lisinsky” reserve is in the environs of L.-K. The settlement has a library and culture house.

A. Y. Chistyakov

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Alexander II, Emperor
Antsiferov, Nikolay Nikolayevich
Arnold, Fyodor Karlovich
Benois, Nikolay Leontyevich
Cherkasov, Nikolay Konstantinovich
Kankrin Yegor Frantsevich (George Ludwig Daniil)
Kravchinsky, Dmitry Mikhaylovich
Morozov, Georgy Fyodorovich
Nekrasov, Nikolay Alekseyevich
Pomerantsev, Victor Vladimirovich
Sokolov-Mikitov, Ivan Sergeyevich
Sukachev, Vladimir Nikolayevich
Tolstoy, Aleksey Konstantinovich, Count
Tursky, Mitrofan Kuzmich
Urvantsev, Nikolay Nikolayevich
Voynyukov, Ivan Gavrilovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District/Lustovka, Railway Station
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tosno District/Tosno Town
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Vyritsa Urban Settlement

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Subject Index
E.F. Kankrin, monument to
Lisino- Korpusny House of Culture
Lisino-Korpus Rural Library, the
"Lisinsky", a reserve
The Church of the Procession of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord (Lisino-Korpus Settlement, Tosno District)