The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

The Town that Died Twice

Kortchevo (better Korcheva, from Корчева) fell victim to the shifting geography of rail-based trade and travel in the second half of the 19th century. And it died a second time in 1936, when it was abandoned, destroyed, and almost completely flooded during the construction of the Ivankovo Reservoir.

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