Today, Norka is known by the Russian name of Nekrasovo (Некрасово). Click on the Google map link below to see a larger map showing the location of Norka, southwest of the city of Saratov.
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A 1935 contour map of Norka and the surrounding area showing the street layout, church location and other geographic features.
This map showing the German Mother colonies in the Volga region was prepared by Dr. Karl Stumpp. The location of Norka is indicated about 45 miles southwest of Saratov. The large circle shows that Norka was one of the more populated Volga German colonies. Click the thumbnail to view a larger image.
A detailed map of Norka (#49) drawn from the memory of Conrad Brill at age 90 which represents his recollection of the village up to October 1921. The map is available for purchase from AHSGR.
This 1936 map of Norka (Russian spelling = Hopka) was obtained by Alexander Schreiber of Moscow, Russia. Click the thumbnail to download a full image of this map. According to Konrad Urbach, until the late 1930's there were no street names in Norka. All streets were numbered (such as street number 6, street number 7 and so on). On the plan above, the street numbers are visible as well as the number of houses on each (for example: N7=201). This map also shows the street names given in the Soviet era.
This fascinating map shows post-revolution Soviet Russia as it was between 1918 and 1922. On 10 July 1918 the Russian Constitution of 1918 renamed the country the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic, by which title it is named in the map. By 1918, during the Russian Civil War, several states within the former Russian Empire seceded, reducing the size of the country. On 30 December 1922, the First Congress of the Soviets of the USSR approved the Treaty on the Creation of the USSR, by which Russia was united with the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, and Transcaucasian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic into a single federal state, the Soviet Union. The map shows as "independent republics" the Ukraine (except for the Crimea), White Russia (Belorussia) and the Caucasian states of Georgia (except for Abkhasia), Armenia & Azerbaijan. A number of areas are shown as "Autonomous" (the purple areas on the map), including Abkhazia, the Crimea, and the North Caucasus region (or Ciscaucasia) - Dagestan, Ossetia etc, Kalmuk, the Tartar Republic, the Bashkir Republic & Ziranian. The Crimean People's Republic which had existed briefly from December 1917 to January 1918 was the Muslim World's first secular, democratic state. The German Volga Commune is shown: The Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (German: Autonome Sozialistische Sowjetrepublik der Wolgadeutschen; Russian: Avtonomnaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika Nemtsev Povolzh'ya) was an autonomous republic established in Soviet Russia. It was abolished when Germany invaded Russia in 1941. Also shown is the Karelian Labour (Workers') Commune, although this had become the Karelian ASSR in 1923. Date printed: 1924