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History of city Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Toyohara), Sakhalin Oblast in photos

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South Sahalinsk- center of the Sakhalin Region, located in the southeast of the island of Sakhalin, Susuya River, 25 km from the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. Date of establishment - 1882, the first written mention - 1876. Previously the name - the village Vladimirovka (until 1905), until 1947 - the Japanese city of Toyohara Karafuto governorship.

City history originates from the village of Vladimirovka - settlement dates graduating exiled settlers and convicts. The settlers raised cattle, plowed land, engaged in fishing and other fisheries. By the beginning of the XX century on the river slingshot built a mill. At the western end of the modern street Sakhalin was agricultural farm. There were a post office, school, retail shops, a chapel, a number of state-owned houses.

From 1905 to January 2nd 1947 the town and the island was in possession of the Japanese Emperor and called administrative - the city of Toyohara Karafuto governorship. Since 1947, the city renamed Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk region Khabarovsk territory.

Date of foundation: 1882

Population: 193 669

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Post office
Post office
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Oodori street, circa 30s
Oodori street, circa 30s
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Military hospital, 1940
Military hospital, 1940
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Temple Karafuto Jinja
Temple Karafuto Jinja
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Main Post Office
Main Post Office
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. View of the railway station
View of the railway station and the post office
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Urban governance
Urban governance
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Building of provincial court
Building of Karafuto provincial court
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The Pulp and Paper Mill
The Pulp and Paper Mill (Bumzavod)
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Komsomolskaya Avenue
Komsomolskaya Avenue
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Catholic church, 1920
Catholic church, 1920
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Regional library, 1965
Regional library, 1965
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Crossroads of streets Lenin and Sakhalinskaya, 1968
Crossroads of streets Lenin and Sakhalinskaya, 1968
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The first building of the Japanese museum
The first building of the Japanese museum
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. First log houses, the beginning of the 1880s
First log houses, the beginning of the 1880s
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Lenin Square
Lenin Square
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Post office, 1930
Post office, 1930
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Railway Station Square
Railway Station Square
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Railway Station Square, May 1, 1946
Railway Station Square, May 1, 1946
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Lenin street, 1956
Lenin street, 1956
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Central street Oodori
Central street Oodori
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Seconsya Temple
Seconsya Temple with stone dogs-guardians - "coma inu"
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Middle school
Middle school
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Lenin street
Lenin street

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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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