Polyany, Leningrad Oblast

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Coordinates: 60°19′N 29°15′E / 60.317°N 29.250°E / 60.317; 29.250 Polyany (Russian: Поля́ны; Finnish: Uusikirkko (Kirkkojärvi) Swedish: Nykyrka) is a settlement in Vyborgsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, on the Karelian Isthmus. Before the Winter War and Continuation War it was the administrative center of the Uusikirkko municipality of the Viipuri province of Finland.

The Finnish names mean "New Church (Church Lake)". The village was the site of death of Michael Agricola, who died there on return from the negotiations for the Treaty of Novgorod (1557).[1]

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  1. ^ Heininen, Simo; Heikkilä, Markku (2002). Kirchengeschichte Finnlands (in German). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. p. 70. ISBN 3-525-55444-3. 

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