Povenets


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Povenets

 

an urban-type settlement in Medvezh’egorsk Raion, Karelian ASSR. Located on Lake Onega, 26 km from the Medvezh’ia Gora railroad station. Starting point of the Baltic-White Sea Canal.

In the 15th century Povenets was a settlement of the Viazhi Novgorod Monastery. In the late 17th century it was a riadok (trade and artisan center). Peter I founded an iron foundry in Povenets in 1703 that later closed in 1736. Povenets was the chief city of Olonets Namestnichestvo (Vicegerency) from 1782, of Arkhangel’sk Namestnichestvo from 1796 to 1801, and of Olonets Province after 1802.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(91) Nearly a month later on 21 July, another friendly match was played between a team of inmates from the Povenets sovkhoz and the Povenets VOKhR.
From the northern shore of Onega (east from Povenets) the border should be drawn straight to Onega Bay, keeping it east from the river Vig.