Svirstroy
Svirstroy
Svirstroy.
Svirstroy
Svirstroy
The village of Svirstroy.
Svirstroy
Svirstroy
The village of Svirstroy.
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Svirstroy
Grandma Bert catches Grandpa Roy wandering around loose in Svirstroy.
Svirstroy
Svirstroy
She also caught our terrific tour director, Misha Smetnick, on an errand.
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Svirstroy
Grandma Bert poses next to a map of Svirstroy.
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Svirstroy
The tavern.
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Svirstroy
Svirstroy cottage.
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Svirstroy
Svirstroy
Svirstroy
Beer, Juices and Ice Cream sold here.
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Svirstroy
Carved bear.
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Svirstroy
Another bear.
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Svirstroy
The village church.
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Svirstroy
Front of the church.
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Svirstroy
Statue to Sergei Kirov who was assassinated in 1936. He was a prominent early Bolshevik leader in the Soviet Union. Notice the flower at the base.
Svirstroy
Svirstroy
This man played the accordion while the M/S Rossiya was in port. He was sitting near the statue of Kirov.
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Svirstroy
New home under construction in Svirstroy. Very nice.
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Svirstroy
New home in Svirstroy.
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Svirstroy
Apples ripe for the picking alongside a home in Svirstroy.
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Svirstroy
Residential street in Svirstroy is unpaved.
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Svirstroy
A homeowner flies the Russian flag. In the Communist era, it was against the law for private citizens to fly the hammer and sickle flag except on holidays designated by the government.
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Svirstroy
Pirogi and tea at the home of an elderly couple who had lived in Svirstroy all their lives.
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Svirstroy
Yuriy, husband of Vera, our hostess. Although 75 years old and retired from the hydroelectric plant, he sometimes works on the docks. When he learned Grandpa Roy spoke Russian, he gave Grandpa a private tour of his property.
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Svirstroy
Yuriy cuts his own firewood. In the foreground are the remains of a gun emplacement blown up near the end of the war, Yuriy said.
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Svirstroy
Yuri and Vera's home, built by Yuriy himself.
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Svirstroy
Yuriy and Vera have a very nice bath house!
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Svirstroy
The Svirstroy war memorial and cemetery.
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Svirstroy
The plaque reads, "Eternal glory to the great Soviet army..." (too blurry) "1941-1945."
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Svirstroy
"Burial place of the remains of warriors who perished in the years of the Great Patriotic War of the ??4th infantry regiment of the 314th infantry division, found by the 'Svir Frontier' search brigage in May 2010."
Svirstroy