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Priozersk

Essentials

Priozersk is located in the north of the Leningrad Region close to the border with the Republic of Karelia. The city was originally founded by Novgorodians as the Korela Fortress and over the years has found itself as part of Russia, Sweden and Finland. Its main attraction today, apart from its natural surroundings, is the surviving Korela Fortress. It can be visited by suburban train from St Petersburg.

Priozersk


Basic facts
Name in Russian Приозерск
Status City and administrative centre of the Priozersk District of the Leningrad Region
Location On Lake Onega
Distance 150km noth of St Petersburg, 860km north-west of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 18,890 people (2014)
First Mention 1295
Former Names Korela, Kexholm, Kägöisalmi
Official Website http://adm.priozersk.ru/