Fortress Oreshek
Fortress Oreshek

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City in Leningrad region, conducts the history from the basis of a fortress «Nutlet», the Novgorod prince Yury Danilovichem in 1323. Initially wooden fortress in 1353 has been reconstructed in a stone. Repeatedly passed from hand to hand, has definitively been won from Swedes in 1702 to year Peter I. Swedes named the city of Noteburg, Peter has named Shlisselburg (another variant — Shljusenburg, the demotic name — Shljushin).

During the Great Patriotic War thanks to courage of defenders of a fortress in besieged Leningrad on ice of Ladoga lake the foodstuffs and ammunition were delivered. In memory of events of those years in fortress territory there is a monument defending the Nutlet. The building of prison church and the prison case has been decided not to restore, as memory of bloody fights.


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