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Discover Rakovo in Russia

Rakovo in the region of Novgorod is a town located in Russia - some 264 mi or ( 425 km ) West of Moscow , the country's capital .

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Local time in Rakovo is now 04:52 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Moscow " with a UTC offset of 4 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Vasilevo, Studenova, Staryye Ostsy, Sredneye Zabor'ye, and Sopki. When in this area, you might want to check out Vasilevo . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Rakovo ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Toropets–Kholm Offensive

The Toropets–Kholm Offensive was a military operation conducted south of Lake Ilmen by the Red Army during World War II, from 9 January-6 February 1942. The operation contributed to the formation of the Kholm Pocket, the encirclement of the Wehrmacht's II. Army Corps in the Demyansk Pocket, and the destruction of the German Wehrmacht's 189th Infantry Regiment near Andreapol.

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Located at 57.15 31.18 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: 1942 in the Soviet Union, Battles and operations of the Soviet–German War, Military operations of World War II involving Germany, Strategic operations of the Red Army in World War II

Kholm Pocket

The Kholm Pocket was the name given for the encirclement of German troops by the Red Army around Kholm south of Leningrad, during World War II on the Eastern Front, from 23 January 1942 until 5 May 1942. A much larger pocket was simultaneously surrounded in Demyansk, about 100 km to the northeast. These were the results of German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow. At the small Kholm pocket, 5,500 German soldiers held out for 105 days.

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Located at 57.15 31.18 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Battles and operations of the Soviet–German War, Conflicts in 1942, Military operations of World War II involving Germany

Kunya River

The Kunya is a river in Kunyinsky, Velikoluksky, and Loknyansky Districts of Pskov Oblast, Toropetsky District of Tver Oblast, and Kholmsky District of Novgorod Oblast in Russia. It is a major right tributary of the Lovat River. It is 258 kilometres long, and the area of its basin 5,143 square kilometres . The town of Kholm is located in the mouth of the Kunya. The principal tributaries of the Kunya are the Oka, the Serezha, the Maly Tuder, and the Bolshoy Tuder (all from the right).

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Located at 57.15 31.17 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Neva basin, Rivers of Novgorod Oblast, Rivers of Pskov Oblast, Rivers of Tver Oblast