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Siege of Nyenschanz
Part of Russo-Swedish War (1656–1658)
Nyenschantz model.jpg
Model of the fortress
DateJune, 1656
Result Russian victory
Swedish Empire Muscovite Tsardom


The fortress of Nienschanz was founded by the Swedish King Charles IX in 1611, on lands that were cut off from Russia under the pretext of not fulfilling the Vyborg Treaty.[1]


In June 1656, the Russian voivode Pyotr Ivanovich Potemkin took Nyenschantz by storm, but after the war, both the fortress and the surrounding territories remained in Sweden.[2]


The fortress of Nienschanz was taken by Peter the Great, after a week of siege on May 12, 1703 (during the Northern War). The city was renamed Schlotburg ("castle-town").


  1. Željko., Fajfrić, (2008). Ruski carevi (1. izd ed.). Sremska Mitrovica: Tabernakl. ISBN 9788685269172. OCLC 620935678. 
  2. The Cambridge history of Russia. Perrie, Maureen, 1946-, Lieven, D. C. B., Suny, Ronald Grigor.. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2006. ISBN 9780521812276. OCLC 77011698. 

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