Akhtma, Saratov Oblast

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Akhtma, Saratov Oblast
Achtma, Saratov Oblast
Ахтма, Саратовская область

Akhtma is located east of Balzer on the banks of the Volga River. The ruins of an Orthodox Church are visible there today.

Because of its proximity to the Volga German colonies, many Volga German families lived there through the years.


- Williams, Hattie Plum. A Social Study of the Russian German. Thesis. (Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska, 1916): 12.

Pre-Volga Origin

Ruins of the Orthodox Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Akhtma (2010).
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