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Historical and old photos of Aizkraukle

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Historical and old photos of Aizkraukle

A small historical reference

In ancient times the city was known under the name Askeraden (sometimes you can find the writing Asheraden), which means "pier". The fact that the local bay was very convenient for leisure travelers Norman merchants that transported goods to Byzantium and Greece. Besides, this is where the rook - "Ashka" had dragged dragged through the rapids of the Daugava, which ended here.

Aizkraukles Liv castle was first mentioned in the "Chronicle of Livonia" in 1204 in connection with the attack Livonians and Lithuanians to Riga. In the area of the modern city there Asheraden German crusaders castle (germ. Ascheraden). The modern new city arose in 1960 in connection with the construction of Plavinas HPP and the name of the village they got. Peter Stuchki. In 1967, the village became a town and the name of Stuchka (Latv. Stucka). In 1991, the city became known as Aizkraukle on adjacent historic village.

Population: 8 606

Aizkraukle. Barracks of future city
Barracks of future city
Aizkraukle. Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church
Aizkraukle. Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church
Aizkraukle. Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church
Aizkraukle. Relax on the ruins background
Relax on the ruins background
Aizkraukle. Construction of Plavinas HPP
Construction of Plavinas HPP
Aizkraukle. Plavinas HPP
Plavinas HPP
Aizkraukle. Buildings homestead
Buildings homestead
The first passenger station building Aizkraukle (Stepin), 1927
The first passenger station building Aizkraukle (Stepin), 1927
Aizkraukle. Homestead
Homestead
Aizkraukle. Homestead
Homestead
Aizkraukle. Spidolas street in the far seventies
Spidolas street in the far seventies



Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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