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is a town and the administrative center of Segezhsky District
Segezhsky District is an administrative district , one of the fifteen in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. Municipally, it is incorporated as Segezhsky Municipal District. Its administrative center is the town of Segezha. District's population: 15,624 ; Population of Segezha accounts for 71.9% of...
of the Republic of Karelia
The Republic of Karelia is a federal subject of Russia .-Geography:The republic is located in the northwestern part of Russia, taking intervening position between the basins of White and Baltic seas...
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...
, located 267 kilometres (165.9 mi) north of Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk is the capital city of the Republic of Karelia, Russia. It stretches along the western shore of the Lake Onega for some . The city is served by Petrozavodsk Airport. Municipally, it is incorporated as Petrozavodsky Urban Okrug . Population:...
on the Segezha River and on the west shore of Vygozero Lake. Population:
It was founded as a railway station on Murmansk Railway in 1915. A small settlement grew around the station; it was granted town status in 1943. Segezha is the location of Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill
Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill is a Russian pulp and paper company and the country's largest producer of kraft paper and paper sacks.-Overview:The company 270,000 tonnes of sack kraft per year, as well as 100,000 tonnes of kraftliner and 520,000 tonnes of unbleached kraft pulp.In 2008, Ministry of...
, one of the largest pulp and paper companies in Russia.
In June 2011, Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky is a Russian prisoner, considered by some - such as Amnesty International - to have been imprisoned for political reasons, jailed until 2016 and a former Russian oligarch and businessman...
was moved into the local Correctional Colony No. 7 to serve out his prison term.