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Towpath Bridge between Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega (from a photograph taken ca. 1912).
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Towpath Bridge between Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega (from a photograph taken ca. 1912).

Lake Ladoga (Russian: Ладожское озеро (Ladozhskoye Ozero), Finnish: Laatokka) is the largest lake in Europe, located in Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia, near the border with Finland. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (638x784, 70 KB) Lake Ladoga in Russia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (638x784, 70 KB) Lake Ladoga in Russia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (704x609, 68 KB) Early color photograph from Russia, created by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii as part of his work to document the Russian Empire from 1909 to 1915. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (704x609, 68 KB) Early color photograph from Russia, created by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii as part of his work to document the Russian Empire from 1909 to 1915. ... A towpath is a road or track that runs alongside the banks of a river, canal or other inland waterway. ... Lake Onega (also known as Onego, Onezhskoe ozero (from Russian, Онежское озеро), and Onezhskoe lake) is a lake in the Russian Federation. ... A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Karelia - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Leningrad Oblast (Russian: , tr. ...


The area of the lake is 17,700 km² (approximately 6,800 square miles). It has about 660 islands with the total area of 435 km². Most of the islands are situated near the northwestern coast, including the famous Valaam islands. The lake drains into the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea via river Neva. To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 10,000 km² and 100,000 km². ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Valaam is an archipelago in the northern portion of Lake Ladoga, lying within the Russian Federations Republic of Karelia. ... The Baltic Sea The Gulf of Finland is an arm of the Baltic Sea that extends between Finland (to the north) and Estonia (to the south) all the way to the city of Saint Petersburg in Russia, where the river Neva drains into it. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53 deg. ... River Neva (Нева́) is a 74 km long Russian river flowing from the Lake Ladoga (Ладожское Озеро - Ladozhskoye Ozero) through the Carelian Isthmus (Карельский Перешеек - Karelskii Peresheyek) and the city of Saint Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург - Sankt Peterburg) to the Gulf of Finland (Финский Залив - Finskii Zaliv). ...


The area of its basin is 276,000 km². The basin of the Ladoga Lake includes about 50,000 lakes and 3,500 rivers longer than 10 km. About 85% of the water income is due to the three most important tributaries: Basin has several meanings: Look up basin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here surface areas between 100,000 km² and 1,000,000 km². ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...

Ladoga has its own endemic Ringed Seal subspecies. The river Svir (Свирь, Finnish: Syväri) connects Lake Onega with Lake Ladoga in Russia, thus connecting the two largest lakes of Europe, and is considered the southern border of East Karelia. ... Lake Onega (also known as Onego, Onezhskoe ozero (from Russian, Онежское озеро), and Onezhskoe lake) is a lake in the Russian Federation. ... The River Vuoksi (Finnish) or River Vuoksa (Russian standard transcription) runs in the northernmost part of the Karelian Isthmus, from Lake Saimaa in southeastern Finland flowing into Lake Ladoga in northwestern Russia. ... A Picture of Saimaa Saimaa, or Saimen in Swedish, is a lake in southeastern Finland. ... Volkhov River, also called Olhava river (Russian: Во́лхов) is a river in Novgorod and Leningrad Oblasts in Russia. ... Lake Ilmen (Russian: Озеро Ильмень, Finnish: Ilmajärvi), a lake in Novgorod Oblast of Russia. ... In biology and ecology endemic means exclusively native to a place or biota, in contrast to cosmopolitan or one of various ways of being not native (e. ... Binomial name Phoca hispida (Schreber, 1775) The Ringed Seal is an earless seal inhabiting the Arctic coasts. ...


The 2003 film Vozvrashcheniye, directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev, was filmed on and around Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Movie poster for Vozvrashcheniye Vozvrashcheniye (Возвращение), also known as The Return, is a 2003 Russian film. ...


History

The lake formed an important part of the Trade Route from the Varangians to the Greeks. The oldest Russian capital, Old Ladoga, took its name from the lake. The Trade Route from the Varangians to the Greeks (Путь «из варяг в греки» in Russian) was a trade route, which connected Scandinavia, Kievan Rus and the Byzantine Empire. ... The fortress of Ladoga was built in stone in the 12th century and rebuilt 400 years later. ...


The ancient Valaam Monastery was founded on the island of Valaam (Finnish: Valamo), the largest in Lake Ladoga, abandoned between 16111715, magnificently restored in the 18th century, and evacuated to Finland during the Winter War in 1940. In 1989 the monastic activities in the Valaam were resumed. Other historic cloisters in the vicinity are the Konevets Monastery, which sits on another island, and the Alexander-Svirsky Monastery, which preserves fine samples of medieval Muscovite architecture. Valaam in winter The Valaam Monastery, or Valamo Monastery is the Orthodox monastery in Karelia, which used to be a part of territory contended between Soviet Union and Finland. ... Valaam is an archipelago in the northern portion of Lake Ladoga, lying within the Russian Federations Republic of Karelia. ... Events June 23 - Henry Hudsons crew maroons him, his son and 7 others in a boat November 1 - At Whitehall Palace in London, William Shakespeares romantic comedy The Tempest is presented for the first time. ... // Events July 24 - Spanish treasure fleet of ten ships under admiral Ubilla leave Havana, Cuba for Spain. ... Combatants Finland Soviet Union Commanders Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim Kliment Voroshilov, later Semyon Timoshenko Strength 180,000 450,000 Casualties 22,830 dead 43,600 wounded 1,000 captured 127,000+ dead or missing 265,000 wounded 3,100 captured, 2000+ tanks The Winter War (also known as the Soviet... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX in Roman) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 19th-century view of both Svirsky monasteries. ...


Between 16171721 the Swedish-Russian border was drawn through Lake Ladoga, then later 18121940 the border between Finland and Russia. Events Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed I (1603-1617) to Mustafa I (1617-1623). ... // Events Pope Innocent XIII becomes pope Johann Sebastian Bach composes the Brandenburg Concertos April 4 - Robert Walpole becomes the first prime minister of Britain September 10 - Treaty of Nystad is signed, bringing an end to the Great Northern War November 2 - Peter I is proclaimed Emperor of All the Russias... 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


During the siege of Leningrad, 19411944, Lake Ladoga provided the only access to the besieged city. Supplies were transported into Leningrad with trucks on winter roads over the ice, the "Road of Life", and by boat in the summer. Combatants Germany Soviet Union Commanders Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb Georg von Kuechler Kliment Voroshilov Georgy Zhukov Strength 725,000 930,000 Casualties Unknown 16,470 from bombings and estimated 1 million from starvation {{{notes}}} The Siege of Leningrad (Russian: блокада Ленинграда), during World War II, lasted from September 8, 1941, to January... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Supply trucks on their way to Leningrad on the Road of Life Road of Life (дорога жизни - doroga zhizni in Russian) became the term for a transport route across the frozen Lake Ladoga, which provided the only access to the besieged city of Leningrad in the winter months during World...


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Lake Ladoga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (370 words)
Lake Ladoga (Russian: Ладожское озеро (Ladozhskoye Ozero), Finnish: Laatokka) is the largest lake in Europe, located in Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia, near the border with Finland.
The area of the lake is 17,700 km² (approximately 6,800 square miles).
The ancient Valaam Monastery was founded on the island of Valaam (Finnish: Valamo), the largest in Lake Ladoga, abandoned between 1611–1715, magnificently restored in the 18th century, and evacuated to Finland during the Winter War in 1940.
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