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First posted on April 24th 2008

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History and Administrative Division . In 1927 a larger Leningrad Oblast was created, consisting of what used to be St. Petersburg Gubernia, Novgorod Gubernia, Pskov Gubernia, part of Olonets Gubernia, the Karelian ASSR and Murmansk Okrug. In 1937, Vologda Oblast was established, carved out of Leningrad Oblast and Severnaya Krai; Kalinin Oblast was established, carved out of the Western Krai and Leningrad Oblast. In 1938, Murmansk Oblast was split off, in 1944 Pskov and Novgorod Oblast; the Karelian ASSR, as Karelo-Finnish SSR, was separated from Leningrad Oblast. In 1940, a stretch of territory on the border to Estonia was annexed. In 1944 territory on the Karelian Isthm was annexed into Leningrad Oblast.
The capital is St. Petersburg (which is not part of the oblast, separated in 1931). The oblast is divided into 17 districts. Leningrad Oblast borders on Finland and Karelia in the north, on Vologda Oblast in the east, on Novgorod and Pskov Oblast in the south and on Estonia in the east.

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Article Leningrad Oblast, Administrative Division of Leningrad Oblast, Military History of Leningrad Oblast during World War II, from Wikipedia
Structurae : Leningrad Oblast
François-Xavier Nerard, Case Studies : The Levashovo cemetery and the Great Terror in the Leningrad region , from Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence
DOCUMENTS Historical Population Statistics by Administrative Division : Russia, from : Population Statistics
Flag, from FOTW
Coat of Arms, from Vector Images, from Civic Heraldry
Map : Northern Russia (as of 1926), from Andrees Handatlas 8th edition 1930, posted by M. Witkam
Map : Leningrad, Leningrad Oblast in 1940, from Wikimedia
Archives in the Russian Federation, scroll down for Leningrad Oblast
Map of Administrative Division, posted by R. Daward
A Marriage Palace in Leningrad, Life Jan. 18th 1960 pp.109-110, GB
REFERENCE Leningrad Oblast, pp.170-171 in : Europa Publications, The Territories of the Russian Federation, London : Europa 1st ed. 1999 [G]

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