Deportations from Ingermanland (1930)

Deportations from Ingermanland (1930)

Ingermanland, Izhora in Russian, is what they traditionally call the territory between Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland, which had been settled by the Ingrians (Izhorians) centuries ago. Early in the 20th century most of these people was absorbed by Finns, whose origin and language is similar to theirs, and today the Ingrians are considered to have become extinct.

Apparently, the stream of exiled farmers from Ingermanland moved to our region only once. Its ethnic structure mainly comprised Finns. We assume that this deportation possibly also hit German and Russian farmers, however, we do not have any concrete facts.

The exiles from Ingermanland were unloaded in Krasnoyarsk. Some of them were kept in the woodworking factories, but most of them were taken down the Yenissey to the north, to the Udereysk district (today Motygino district) at the Lower Angara. Some were moved to the North-Yenissey district, but this happened later, probably directly from the Udereysk district.


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