Pikalyovo, Leningrad Oblast

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Пикалёво (Russian)
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Location of Leningrad Oblast in Russia
Pikalyovo is located in Leningrad Oblast
Location of Pikalyovo in Leningrad Oblast
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Administrative status (as of June 2013)
Federal subjectLeningrad Oblast[1]
Administrative districtBoksitogorsky District[1]
Settlement municipal formationPikalyovskoye Settlement Municipal Formation[1]
Administrative center ofPikalyovskoye Settlement Municipal Formation[1]
Municipal status (as of November 2011)
Municipal districtBoksitogorsky Municipal District[2]
Urban settlementPikalyovskoye Urban Settlement[2]
Population (2010 Census)21,562 inhabitants[3]
Time zoneMSK (UTC+03:00)[7]
First mentioned1620[4]
Town status sinceDecember 9, 1954[5]
Postal code(s)[8]187600–187602
Dialing code(s)+7 81366[6]
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Pikalyovo (Russian: Пикалёво) is a town in Boksitogorsky District of Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located 246 kilometers (153 mi) southeast of St. Petersburg and 25 kilometers (16 mi) east of Boksitogorsk. Population: 21,562 (2010 Census);[3] 23,325 (2002 Census);[9] 24,510 (1989 Census).[10]


Voskresensky Luchensky Pogost, which is located within the current boundaries of the town, was presumably founded in the 12th or 13th century.[4] At the time, it belonged to the Novgorod Republic.[4] Pikalyovo was first mentioned by name in 1620.[4] Eventually it became a village, and since 1906 the name was assigned to the newly built railway station on the railway connecting St. Petersburg and Vologda.[4] Since the 18th century, Pikalyovo was part of Tikhvinsky Uyezd of Novgorod Governorate.[4] In 1918, the uyezd was transferred to Cherepovets Governorate and between 1923 and 1927 Pikalyovo was the administrative center of Pikalyovskaya Volost.[11] On August 1, 1927, the governorate was abolished and Pikalyovsky District with the administrative center in the selo of Pikalyovo was established as a part of Leningrad Okrug of Leningrad Oblast.[12] In 1932, Pikalyovsky District was abolished.[12] The current area of the town was split between Tikhvinsky and Yefimovsky Districts.[13]

In 1935, the construction of a cement factory commenced.[11] The settlement serving the factory was named Pikalyovo after the railway station.[4] The cement plant was evacuated during World War II and after the war several industrial enterprises were built, including the aluminum oxide plant.[4] In 1947, Pikalyovo was granted urban-type settlement status.[14] On July 25, 1952, it was transferred to newly established Boksitogorsky District,[14] and on December 9, 1954, it was granted town status.[5] In 1992, it became the town of oblast significance.[13] In 2010, the administrative division of Leningrad Oblast was harmonized with the municipal division, and Pikalyovo was made the town of district significance.[15]

Pikalyovo was strongly hit by economic crises of the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s. In one infamous episode, in 2009, about three hundred inhabitants blocked the highway between St. Petersburg and Vologda to protest wage retardation. Vladimir Putin, the then-Prime Minister of Russia, flew to Pikalyovo and, without going through any legal procedures, ordered Oleg Deripaska, the plant owner, to pay out the debts immediately.[16]

Administrative and municipal status[edit]

Within the framework of administrative divisions, it is incorporated within Boksitogorsky District as Pikalyovskoye Settlement Municipal Formation.[1] As a municipal division, Pikalyovskoye Settlement Municipal Formation is incorporated within Boksitogorsky Municipal District as Pikalyovskoye Urban Settlement.[2]



The town's industry was composed of a Rusal aluminum oxide plant, by-producing sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate, a cement factory, and a timber-processing plant.[17]


A-114 IssadVologda autoroute passes 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) south of Pikalyovo. Autoroutes H-9 (Pikalyovo–Zarechye[clarification needed]) and H-7 (Pikalyovo–Kolbeki) pass directly through the town.

Pikalyovo is located on the railroad connecting St. Petersburg and Vologda. There are three railway stations in the town: Pikalyovo-1, Pikalyovo2-, and Obrinsky.

Both intra- and intercity bus services are available in Pikalyovo.

Culture and recreation[edit]

Pikalyovo hosts two museums. The Pikalyovo Local Museum shows mostly ethnographic collections.[18] There is also a museum of aluminum oxide plant, which concentrates on the history of the town.[19]


The town's Delfin swimming pool was the location of seven Soviet and three Russian championships, where fifty-seven world and European records were set.[11]

The town's association football team, FC Metallurg Pikalyovo, plays in the Leningrad Oblast championships.

Also available are a sport complex, an illuminated ski line, a sports school for children, ice-hockey areas, "Metallurg" stadium, and heavy athletics hall.

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Pikalyovo is twinned with:



  1. ^ a b c d e f Oblast Law #32-oz
  2. ^ a b c d Law #78-oz
  3. ^ a b ‹See Tfd›Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года [2010 All-Russia Population Census] (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h История города (in Russian). Муниципальное образование «Город Пикалёво». Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Бокситогорский район (июль 1952 г.) (in Russian). Система классификаторов исполнительных органов государственной власти Санкт-Петербурга. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Телефонные коды Ленинградской области (in Russian). Телефонные коды России. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  7. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №271-ФЗ от 03 июля 2016 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #271-FZ of July 03, 2016 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  8. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (in Russian)
  9. ^ ‹See Tfd›Russian Federal State Statistics Service (21 May 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian).
  10. ^ ‹See Tfd›"Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров" [All Union Population Census of 1989: Present Population of Union and Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts and Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Districts, Urban Settlements, and Villages Serving as District Administrative Centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. 1989 – via Demoscope Weekly.
  11. ^ a b c Пикалёво: страницы истории (in Russian). Saint Petersburg: Lenoblinform. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  12. ^ a b Пикалёвский район (август 1927 г. - январь 1932 г.) (in Russian). Система классификаторов исполнительных органов государственной власти Санкт-Петербурга. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  13. ^ a b Пикалёво, г. (in Russian). Encyclopedia of Leningrad Oblast. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  14. ^ a b "Тихвинский район (август 1927 г. - )" (in Russian). Система классификаторов исполнительных органов государственной власти Санкт-Петербурга. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  15. ^ Отчет о работе комитета по взаимодействию с органами местного самоуправления Ленинградской области в 2010 году (in Russian). Комитет по печати и связям с общественностью Ленинградской области. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  16. ^ "Protesting workers in northwest Russia paid wage arrears". RIA Novosti. 2009-06-04.
  17. ^ Общая информация о Бокситогорском муниципальном районе (in Russian). Администрация Бокситогорского муниципального района. Archived from the original on February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  18. ^ Пикалевский краеведческий музей (in Russian). Российская сеть культурного наследия. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
  19. ^ Музей Пикалёвского глиноземного завода (in Russian). Портал Пикалёво. Retrieved October 27, 2012.


  • Законодательное собрание Ленинградской области. Областной закон №32-оз от 15 июня 2010 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Ленинградской области и порядке его изменения», в ред. Областного закона №23-оз от 8 мая 2014 г. «Об объединении муниципальных образований "Приморское городское поселение" Выборгского района Ленинградской области и "Глебычевское сельское поселение" Выборгского района Ленинградской области и о внесении изменений в отдельные Областные законы». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Вести", №112, 23 июня 2010 г. (Legislative Assembly of Leningrad Oblast. Oblast Law #32-oz of June 15, 2010 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Leningrad Oblast and on the Procedures for Its Change, as amended by the Oblast Law #23-oz of May 8, 2014 On Merging the Municipal Formations of "Primorskoye Urban Settlement" in Vyborgsky District of Leningrad Oblast and "Glebychevskoye Rural Settlement" in Vyborgsky District of Leningrad Oblast and on Amending Various Oblast Laws. Effective as of the day of the official publication.).
  • Законодательное собрание Ленинградской области. Областной закон №78-оз от 26 октября 2004 г. «Об установлении границ и наделении соответствующим статусом муниципального образования Бокситогорский муниципальный район и муниципальных образований в его составе», в ред. Областного закона №22-оз от 8 мая 2014 г. «Об объединении муниципальных образований Анисимовское сельское поселение Бокситогорского муниципального района Ленинградской области и Самойловское сельское поселение Бокситогорского муниципального района Ленинградской области и о внесении изменений в отдельные Областные законы». Вступил в силу через 10 дней со дня официального опубликования (29 ноября 2004 г.). Опубликован: "Вестник Правительства Ленинградской области", №34, 19 ноября 2004 г. (Legislative Assembly of Leningrad Oblast. Oblast Law #78-oz of October 26, 2004 On Establishing the Borders of and Granting an Appropriate Status to the Municipal Formation of Boksitogorsky Municipal District and to the Municipal Formations It Comprises, as amended by the Oblast Law #22-oz of May 8, 2014 On the Merger of the Municipal Formations of Anisimovskoye Rural Settement in Boksitogorsky Municipal District of Leningrad Oblast and Samoylovskoye Rural Settlement in Boksitogorsky Municipal District of Leningrad Oblast and on Amending Various Oblast Laws. Effective as of after 10 days from the day of the official publication (November 29, 2004).).