Pechory


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Pechory

 

a city and administrative center of Pechory Raion, Pskov Oblast, RSFSR. It is situated 3 km from the Pechory-Pskovskie railroad station on the Pskov-Valka line. It has a collector-drain pipe plant and a knitwear factory. There is a museum of local lore in the city.

Pechory arose in the 16th century as the trading quarter for the Pskov-Pechory Monastery. Together with the monastery, it was an important strategic point on the western frontier of the Russian state from the 16th to early 18th centuries. From the end of the 18th century, it was a city in Pskov Province and Pskov District. From 1920 to 1940 it was part of bourgeois Estonia. It was occupied by fascist German troops from August 1941 through Aug. 11, 1944. Since 1945 it has been part of Pskov Oblast.

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7) Petseri, known in English as Pechory, is a town and territory on the border between Estonia and Russia.
in Latvia and Estonia, has been observed neither in the study site nor in the neighbouring areas, except for the Pechory quarry in the western part of the Pskov Region.
The Case of the Pechory Treasure and Other Examples
A case with similarities to the Crimean Gold case is the return of the so-called Pechory Treasure to a Russian-Orthodox monastery in May 1973.
In the German-Estonian-Soviet case of the Pechory Treasure a solution was found--and the politically sensitive issue of the 'Baltic question' was avoided--by the restitution of the objects directly to the Monastery.
Este es el caso de la frontera entre Letonia, Estonia y Rusia, en la region de Pechory, distrito Piskov, donde la frontera representa un factor importante en la vida cotidiana de la poblacion situada a ambos lados de la misma (Kononenko, 2004).
56) In February the punitive troops moved on to Pskov, which but a few months earlier had suffered massive executions and deportations of hundreds of families (in the wake of the conquest of Izborsk by Lithuanians and Russian deserters, and the subsequent recapture of the fortress), and was therefore spared the worst this time around, and also to Narva and the Pechory Monastery, i.