The city of Shlisselburg owes its existence to the nearby Oreshek Fortress and in recognition of this its names means "Key City" from the German, as whoever controlled the fortress held the "keys" to the Ingria. The city can be easily visited from St Petersburg.
Name in Russian
City in the Kirovsk District of the Leningrad Region
On the River Neva and Lake Ladoga
50km east of St Petersburg, 710km north-west of Moscow
14,554 people (2014)
Oreshek, Noteburg, Petrokrepost