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Segezha is a town and the administrative center of Segezhsky District of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, located 267km north of Petrozavodsk on the Segezha River and on the western shore of Lake Vygozero. Population:HistoryIt 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. The area around Segezha held many of the early camps within the Soviet gulag system and was known as Segezhlag.Segezha still where Penal Colony 7 is located. In June 2011, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was moved here to serve his sentence. Russian activist Ildar Dadin writes that we was tortured in this prison in September 2016.Administrative and municipal statusWithin the framework of administrative divisions, Segezha serves as the administrative center of Segezhsky District, to which it is directly subordinated. As a municipal division, the town of Segezha is incorporated within Segezhsky Municipal District as Segezhskoye Urban Settlement.
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