Kroshnozero (karelsk. Nuosjärvi) - the village, the administrative center of the rural settlement Kroshnozerskogo Pryazha region of Karelia, located on the southeast shore of Lake Kroshnozero 76 km from Petrozavodsk. Located on the P21 highway (Pryazha - Lemetti). The village operates a major fisheries on the artificial breeding of trout. http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Крошнозеро General information about Kroshnozero 2013, 450 years old village Kroshnozero, Pryazha district .... The first references to the scribe books on "village Kroshne on-the-Lake" dated 1563 year. Why is the name given to this lake. Tiny can not say that - the length of 10 km. From the stories of the old-timers know that the lake was rich in fish, and wore it in "kroshnyah." Kroshni - a special pouch for carrying fish, and very interesting. It could increase or decrease in size depending on the load. Wove his birchbark, were behind him. From the lake's name and the name of the village went. Around the lake are many villages. The first houses were built on the north bank of the bay. The first resident surnamed Spirko (Spiridon). And became known as the first village - Spyridon Navolok (Pirdonniemi - in Karelian). And later on the other side, that is, on the other side, was built house. It was said: "The house on the other side", and appeared Kotchura (in Karelian "Cody" - the house, "Chura" - side).
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