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UST-IZHORA, or "mouth of the Izhora" is a small town located at the spot where the Izhora River flows into the Neva from the south. Named for the Finno-Ugric tribe that settled here in ancient times, the river was also important in early Russian history as part of a network of north-south trade routes. Ust-izhora was the site of a famous battle in 1240 that pitted a small army on foot and horseback from the Russian principality of Novgorod against a formidable Swedish naval detachment. The Russian vistory is celebrated in Russian chronicles and earned the Novgorodian Prince Alexander the honorific name of Alexander Nevsky, or Alexander of the Neva.


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