Sortavala


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Sortavala

 

(until 1918, Serdobol’), a city under republic jurisdiction in the Karelian ASSR. Landing on the northern shore of Lake Ladoga. Railroad station. Population, 23,000 (1975).

Sortavala has enterprises for servicing railroad transport, a combine producing furniture and skis, a clothing association, a fish-processing plant, a milk plant, and a meat-packing plant. It also has a Soviet trade technicum and a sovkhoz technicum.

Sortavala is a climatic health resort. Summers are moderately warm, with an average July temperature of 16°C, and winters are comparatively mild, with an average January temperature of – 9°C. Annual precipitation is approximately 560 mm. Sortavala has houses of rest, tourist centers, and a sanatorium for adults and children suffering from tuberculosis and rheumatic fever.

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The teams will compete over a combined distance of some 500km through protected forests in the Sortavala and Suojarvi districts with leg two on Saturday and leg three of the Baja Russian Northern Forest following on Sunday.
The teams will compete over a combined distance of some 500km through protected forests in the Sortavala and Suojarvi districts with leg two on 16th February, and leg three of the Baja Russian Northern Forest following on 17th February.
Pre-Baja formalities will be held in the small town of Sortavala and precede the 17km Prologue stage tomorrow (February 16).
The works Tihemets created while in nature are spontaneous; she has captured crisp landscapes of Khibiny Mountains near Pegrema, Sortavala, and Valamo, also local human types.
'The people in the ceded territory who wanted to leave were given two or three weeks to pack their bags and cross into Finland,' says Nina Terehova, a 70 year old tour guide in Sortavala, a small city now 70 kilometres east of the present border.
In addition to hasty school construction, the Vyborg district had two teacher-training seminaries by 1917: The Russian one in Vyborg closed soon after the March Revolution, whereas the Finnish Seminary in Sortavala strengthened its activities.
In: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium "Dynamics of Game Animal Populations in Northern Europe, 16-20 June 2002, Sortavala, Karelia, Russia.
Uhe suve kroonika: Ellu Elleri malestused: Sortavala puhkekodu, Karjala, 1953.
Pre-Baja formalities will be held in the small town of Sortavala and precede the Prologue stage on Friday (February 16).
Five of them disappeared from Joensuu railway coaches or prison, while others were left in Sortavala Camp, obviously dead.
In the city of Sortavala, he, together with the head of the administration, Leonid Gulevich, took part in the ceremonies on the occasion of the Last Bell in two schools.