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Yukki, village

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YUKKI (Finnish Haapakangas = “Aspen Sands”), a village in Vsevolozhsk District, near the St. Petersburg border. Population: 793 (prior to deportation in 1942 it was mostly inhabited by Ingermanlandian Finns.) Located at Lake Tohkolodskoye on kame ridges. It has been a popular dacha place since the mid-19th c. At different times, writers I. S. Turgenev, N. A. Nekrasov, D.I. Mamin-Sibiryak, artist I. I. Shishkin, and geologist A. P. Karpinsky spent holidays there. By initiative of artist I. I. Brodsky who spent the summer of 1936t there, a base for summer practice of the Academy of Arts students was set up in Y. From 1911, the village had a Lutheran church (closed in 1939, the building burned down in 1990.) A new wooden church was built in 1996 as the center of the Haapakangas parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria. In 2005, the construction of an Orthodox church of St. John the Baptist was started. In 1909 and 1912, two ski jumps were built in Y. with a distance of up to 20 m, and in 1912, Russia’s first official ski jump competition took place. Y. has the Yukki-Park alpine ski resort, and accommodates car and motorcycle cross-country races. The village has a library. Close to Y. is the Yukki recreational forest.

A. Y. Chistyakov

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Brodsky, Isaak Israilyevich
Karpinsky, Aleksandr Petrovich
Mamin-Sibiryak, Dmitry Narkisovich (the real name was Mamin)
Nekrasov, Nikolay Alekseyevich
Shishkin, Ivan Ivanovich
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich

Topographical landmarks/Tokhkolodskoye Lake
Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District

Subject Index
Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Ingria
The Church of the Birth of St. John The Precursor (Yukki Village, Vsevolozhsk District)
"Yukkovsky", a wooded park