Lakhta-Olgino Municipal Okrug

Lakhta-Olgino Municipal Okrug (Russian: муниципа́льный о́круг Ла́хта-О́льгино) is a municipal okrug of Primorsky District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, Russia, comprising that city's historical areas of Lakhta and Olgino. It is located just north of the Gulf of Finland. Population: 3,903(2010 Census);[1] 2,901(2002 Census).[2]

Finnish associations

The district takes its name from Lake Lakhta, which depending on definition may also be classed as an inlet of the Neva Bay. Lahti is a Finnish word meaning "inlet", and there is a city in Finland also called Lahti. Lakhta is a Russian transliteration of Lahti. The municipality of Lakhta was historically populated with Finns, though it never was part of Finland, as Finland only gained its independence in 1917. By the 1880s approximately 80% of the peasants were Finnish and spoke poor Russian.[3] Lakhta is located on the Karelian isthmus, in Northern Ingria near historic Finnish Karelia.

Office of trolls

Since summer of 2013 in Olgino was the base from which at least hundred paid trolls distributed messages via the Internet to support Russian propaganda.[4][5][6][7] In October 2014 it became known that the base was moved to Savushkina Street.[8][9]


  1. 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.
  2. Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 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).
  3. "Lakhta". National Library of Russia. 2004. Retrieved April 22, 2007.
  4. Де живуть тролі у РФ: як працюють інтернет-провокатори в Санкт-Петербурзі і хто ними заправляє (in Ukrainian). 05.03.2014
  5. Где живут тролли. Как работают интернет-провокаторы и кто ими заправляет (in Russian). TsenzorNet. 10.09.2013
  6. Где живут тролли. Как работают интернет-провокаторы в Санкт-Петербурге и кто ими заправляет (in Russian). Novaya Gazeta. 09.09.2013
  7. Американці розпочали полювання на проплачених Кремлем інтернет-тролів (in Ukrainian). 05.06.2014
  8. Тролли из Ольгино переехали в новый четырехэтажный офис на Савушкина (in Russian). 28.10.2014
  9. СМИ: «Ольгинские тролли» стали «савушкинскими» (in Russian). 28.10.2014

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