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Old photos of Kholmsk (Maoka), Sakhalin Oblast
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History of city Kholmsk (Maoka), Sakhalin Oblast in photos

A small historical reference

Kholmsk - a town in Sakhalin Oblast, located in the south-west of the island of Sakhalin, on coast the Nevelsk Gulf of the Tatar Strait Sea of Japan. Date of establishment - 1870. Previous name - Mauki (until 1905), Maoka (until 1946). The city history begins with 10 Russian soldiers of the 4th East Siberian line battalion headed by Lieutenant V.T. Firsov, who landed on the shore of the bay and founded Mauki Russian military post near the village of Ainu Mauki.

During the Japanese colonization (1905-1945) Maoka gained rapid development, there were first the enterprise, and the settlement itself was a real city. Since 1945 - in the USSR. The island Sakhalin's largest transportation center, which includes sea ice-free port with two terminals, three railway stations and junction roads.

Date of foundation: 1870. Town status - 1922.

Population: 28 521

Kholmsk. The train station Maoka, 1925
The train station Maoka, 1925
Kholmsk. The train station Maoka, 1927
The train station Maoka, 1927
Kholmsk. The train station Maoka, 1930
The train station Maoka, 1930
Kholmsk. The train station Maoka, 1930
The train station Maoka, 1930
Kholmsk. Central street, circa 1930s
Central street, circa 1930s
Kholmsk. Palace of Culture of sailors
Palace of Culture of sailors
Kholmsk. Middle School №6
Middle School №6
Kholmsk. Educational building maritime school
Educational building maritime school, the beginning of the 50s

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


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