from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • LakeLadoga A lake of northwest Russia northeast of St. Petersburg. It is the largest lake in Europe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Lake Ladoga in Karelia, Russia and Leningrad Oblast, the "Road of Life" during the siege of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) in 1941-1944.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lake in northwestern Russia to the north of St. Petersburg; the largest lake in Europe; drains through the Neva River into the Gulf of Finland


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Russian Ладога.


  • The Dwina here falls not into the White Sea but into the Gulf of Finland, through a lake to which the name Ladoga is now given; places like Astracan, Asof,

    The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II

  • A breakthrough came in January 1942, when the Soviets were able to build an "ice road" over Lake Ladoga and eventually regain enough territory to lay a train track into the city.

    A City That Survived

  • This trip -- 1,800 km down the Neva river from St. Petersburg, across Lake Ladoga and down the Volga and ending at Moscow -- started off more mindful or the "old" Russia than the new.

    Peter Worthington: The New Russia Is Much Like the Old Russia

  • When the Germans had sealed the city off in early September, they found their positions on the southeastern quadrant of the city considerably hindered by boggy ground that extended for several hundred kilometers, an irregular area running all the way from Lake Ilmen to Lake Ladoga on the far northern perimeter of the city.


  • It is true that in the bitter months that followed the beginning of the siege, the Russians managed to get supplies into the city during the winter, with convoys of trucks traveling across the icy crust of Lake Ladoga.


  • The city was built on a swamp, and indeed there was a great swath of bog to the southeast, from Lake Ilmen past Lake Ladoga.


  • Initially von Leeb, using troops borrowed from von Bock, was able to mount a concerted attack both on the defensive positions of the southern suburbs and the area north of the main rail line to Moscow, their objective being the historic village now a suburb of Schlüsselburg, right on Lake Ladoga.


  • At some point during that week, the city became cut off from the rest of the USSR, as the link via Lake Ladoga became an operational possibility only in late November when the lake froze over.


  • Käkisalmi, also known as Kexholm, turned out to be at the mouth of the Vuoksen River, where it flowed into Lake Ladoga on the Karelian Isthmus, not far from the old Swedish city of Viborg.

    Red Wolf

  • Finnish radio intelligence was constantly reporting on the ongoing Soviet troop concentrations on the Karelian Isthmus and north of the Ladoga, but the Red Army hadn't actually crossed the border except in two localities at Kuokkala and Salmi.

    DBTL 16B: Tora! Tora! Tora!


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.