Mendeleyevo, Kaliningrad Oblast

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Mendeleyevo (Russian: Менделеево) is a rural locality (a settlement) in the Guryevsky District, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. As Poggenpfuhl (Lithuanian: Pogenfulis), it was part of Germany until the end of World War II.


The locality was known as Poggenpfuhl until 1946.[1]

On 30 April 1874 it became the seat of Amtsbezirk Poggenpfuhl within East Prussia.[2] Until 1939 it was part of Landkreis Königsberg (Preußen), then from 1939 to 1945 part of Landkreis Samland im Regierungsbezirk Königsberg. Besides Poggenpful itself, the Amtsbezirk also contained the villages Brasdorf and Kuggen-Waldhaus.

On 1 December 1910 Poggenpfuhl contained 272 residents.[3] The community expanded on 15 November 1928 by incorporating neighboring Kuggen. Its population was 482 in 1933 and 462 in 1939.[4]

Poggenpfuhl, along with the rest of northern East Prussia, was transferred to the Soviet Union in 1945 after World War II and subsequently renamed Mendeleyevo.


Coordinates: 54°47′20″N 20°44′53″E / 54.78889°N 20.74806°E / 54.78889; 20.74806