Belogorskii

Belogorskii

 

an urban-type settlement in Ulanskii Raion, Vostochnyi Kazakhstan Oblast, Kazakh SSR. Situated in a spur of the Kalbinskii Range, 60 km south of the Smolianka railroad station (on the Lokot’-Zyrianovsk line). Population, 4,300 (1968). There is extraction and refining of gold and rare metals.

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In the critical literature about The Captain's Daughter, it is well-known that one of Pushkin's sources for the tale of events in the Belogorskii fortress was Kriukov's fictionalized memoir "Tales of My Grandmother.