North Ingria

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Republic of North Ingria
Pohjois-Inkerin tasavalta

Flag Coat of arms
Location of North Ingria (in red), within the historical region of Ingria (in light beige).
Capital Kirjasalo
Government Republic
 •  Established January 23, 1919
 •  Disestablished December 5, 1920

The Republic of North Ingria (Finnish: Pohjois-Inkerin tasavalta) or Republic of Kirjasalo (Finnish: Kirjasalon tasavalta) was a short-lived state of Ingrian Finns in the southern part of the Karelian Isthmus, which seceded from Bolshevist Russia after the October Revolution. Its aim was to be incorporated into Finland. It ruled parts of Ingria from 1919 until 1920. With the Peace Treaty of Tartu it was re-integrated into Russia. However, Ingrian Finns of this area enjoyed a certain degree of national autonomy until the 1930s in compliance with the policy of national delimitation in the Soviet Union. In 1928 the Kuivaisi National District was established there with its administrative base in Toksovo. In 1939 it was abolished and the area was joined to the Pargolovo district.[1] Today, it is the north-eastern part of Vsevolozhsky District.

Chairmen of governing council
Start day Start month Start year End day End month End year Chair
9 July 1919 September 1919 Santeri Termonen
14 September November Juho Pekka Kokko
16 November May 1920 Georg Elfvengren
June 1920 5 December Jukka Tirranen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kurs, Ott (1994). Ingria: The broken landbridge between Estonia and Finland. GeoJournal 33.1, 107-113.

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Coordinates: 60°28′43″N 30°05′28″E / 60.47861°N 30.09111°E / 60.47861; 30.09111