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  • proper noun A freshwater lake located in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia, not far from Saint Petersburg. It is the largest lake in Europe.

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  • noun 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

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Examples

  • Russian Bastille on Lake Ladoga, which is the most dreaded prison of all.

    From Paris to New York by Land

  • 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

  • The unit had become part of the 4th Division of the Army of Karelia, fighting north of Lake Ladoga.

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  • 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

  • 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.

    Deathride

  • 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.

    Deathride

  • The unit had become part of the 4th Division of the Army of Karelia, fighting north of Lake Ladoga.

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  • 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.

    Deathride

  • 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.

    Deathride

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