Shirokii Karamysh, Saratov Oblast

Includes the following communities: 
Широкий Карамыш, Саратовская область
Schirokaja, Saratov Oblast
Shirokaya, Saratov Oblast
Shirokii Karamysh, Saratov Oblast
Schirokij Karamisch, Saratov Oblast

Shirokaya  was founded in 1723 on land belonging to Naryshkin, from which it passed to Prince Kochubei. It is located on the Karamysh River and today is called Shirokii Karamysh.

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