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Vsevolozhsk ( ) is a town in Leningrad Oblastmarker, Russiamarker, located on Karelian Isthmusmarker 24 km east of St. Petersburgmarker, and the administrative center of Vsevolozhsky District of Leningrad Oblast. Population: 45,310 (2002 Census).

The town's name came from manufacturer Vsevolozhsky. During the World War II, in 1941–1944, the vital road connecting the encircled Leningrad with the rest of Soviet Union, the Road of Lifemarker, passed through the town.

History

In 1892 through country house of Berngard, the place there is now Vsevolozhsk is situated, had passed first in Russia narrow-gauge line intended for transportation of peats for Petersburg's heating (Irinovskaya rail road). Now the name of Berngard is borne by one of the railroad stations in the town -- Berngardovka.

Vsevolozhsk was the first settlement in Russia there street gas lamps were set.

Vsevolozhsk got status of a town in 1963. There was an intention to make a resort in the town in the Soviet times. For what a ski jump was built (now unfunctioned), but later this idea was abandoned.

Now it is a growing suburb of Saint Petersburgmarker with many new houses building.

Economy

Vsevolozhsk as seen from the sixteenth floor of a modern building.


Presence of industrial companies in Vsevolozhsk:
  • Rexam PLC Beverage Can Europe and Asia, the worlds leading manufacturer of beverage cans. Having recently acquired ROSTAR.
  • Ford automobile assembly plant,
  • Nokian Tyres tyre manufacture,
  • "MDM-print" printing house,
  • Merloni TermoSanitari S.p.A. factory producing water-heatings,
  • Nevskiy ceramics factory,
  • meat-processing factory,
  • milk factory,
  • sewing factory,
  • furniture & construction materials plants.


Education

The town has six schools of general education, music school, art school and two vocational schools.

Transport

Passenger trains pass through Vsevolozhsk. There are three platforms: Berngardovka, Vsevolozhskaya, Melnichniy Ruchey. Southbound trains arrive to Finlyandsky Rail Terminalmarker in Saint Petersburgmarker. Commercial buses (430, 530) take to subway stations in Saint-Petersburg.

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