Korela, Priozersk, Leningrad Oblast, Russia

Korela Fortress is situated at the mouth of the Vuoksi River where it flows into Lake Ladoga. The fortress is in the city of Priozersk, 140 km from St. Petersburg.

The Old Fortress is used as the prison for important state criminals: Ivan VI Antonovich; two wives of Yemelyan Pugachev and his three children from the first marriage; 9 officers and 392 soldiers involved in the Senate Square revolt; R.A. Chernosvitov, a member of the Petrashevsky Circle, and others.

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