Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Priozersk)
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Priozersk)



Monument and sculptures of Priozersk
Monument and sculptures of Priozersk



Notes in blog, seria «Priozersk» from travel across Russia (and world). Collection yet 2 pix



Priozersk (Old Russian Korela, Swedish Kexholm, Finnish Käkisalmi, Karelian Karjala or Kägöisalmi) is a city in Russia, the administrative center of the Priozersk district of the Leningrad region, the center of the Priozersk urban settlement.
r nThe city is located on the Karelian Isthmus, at the confluence of the northern branch of the Vuoksa River into Lake Ladoga. Railway station on the line St. Petersburg - Hiitola. 145 km from St. Petersburg. R n

r nPriozersk is one of the oldest cities in Russia, first mentioned in the chronicles under 1143 as the city of Korela.
r nThe city Korela was founded by Novgorodians in the XI-XII centuries on the site of an old Karelian settlement. The fortified city, which became a powerful outpost of Novgorod on the Karelian Isthmus, held back the Swedish aggression.

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