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Pashozero, village

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PASHOZERO, a village in Tikhvin District. Population: 531. Located on the north-western shore of a lake of the same name. A motor road connects P. to Tikhvin Town and localities of the north-eastern part of the district. First mentioned in a Novgorod birchbark manuscript of the 2nd half of the 14th c. The information of Pashozersky Pogost is dated later. Today’s village extends for 3 km along the lake shore. P. has both wooden houses and comfortable three-storey buildings (their block was erected in the late 20th c.) The name of the village’s quarters reflect the history of its development: Pogost, Panyovo, Tsarsky Posyolok, Skoplyaevo, Stroika. Some buildings of cultural and historic value have survived: several peasant huts, a manor house of a former landowner’s estate, and a barn. In the center of P. there is an obelisk in honor of the village people killed in action during WWII. A chapel is erected close by (2005). P. has a culture house, library, folk handicraftsmen’s school, and museum of the “Veps Forest” natural park, in whose territory the village is situated.

S. B. Yegorov

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Topographical landmarks/Pashozero Lake
Historical Toponyms/Pashozersky Pogost
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tikhvin District
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tikhvin District/Tikhvin Town

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«Вепсский лес». Природный парк. Путеводитель. Б.г., б.и., С.12-13

Subject Index
Pashozero Nature and Ethnography Museum, the
Pashozero Rural Library, the
Pashozersk Folk Master School
Pashozersky House of Culture