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Bolshoye Zarechye, village (Volosovo District)

Subject / Topography/Villages

BOLSHOYE ZARECHYE, before 1943 a village in Volosovo District. It was located on the right bank of the Oredezh River on the Vyra-Kikerino Highway. It was mentioned in the 1499/1500 scribe roll as the center of a Novgorod pogost. Population: Russians (Orthodox and Old Believers.) According to the 1920 census, there were 137 households. In Oct. 1943, B. Z. was burned down by German troops during the deportation of its residents to the Baltic regions and Germany (some of the residents were burned alive,) and never restored after the war. In memory of the tragic events, the “Minor Khatyn” memorial complex was erected in the place of B. Z. in 1971. In the early 18th c., Peter I donated that land to architect D. Tresini. Later, there was the estate of noblemen Chernovs in the village; its first owner was Major-General P. K. Chernov, hero of the 1812 Patriotic War. The state buildings are defunct. There is an ancient graveyard having stone crosses, the latest of which are presumably dated 19th century.
See also “Minor Khatyn” memorial complex.

Y. M. Piryutko, A. Y. Chistyakov

Piryutko, Yuri Minayevich
Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Chernov, Pakhom Kondratyevich
Peter I, Emperor
Trezzini, Domenico

Topographical landmarks/Oredezh River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Volosovo District

Гришина Л.И., Файнштейн Л.А., Великанова Г.Я. Памятные места Ленинградской области. Л., 1973., 100
Достопримечательности Ленинградской области / Сост. И.А.Орлова. Л., 1977., 302
Чернов К.Н. Записка о Заречье // А.Ю. Чернов. Длятся ночи декабря. СПб., 2004., С. 103-112.

Subject Index
Bolshoye Zarechye, a country estate
"Malaya Khatyn", memorial, the
Stone Crosses