Jan S. Krogh's Geosite: EELVRU
NB! This article was written in
The future Estonian- Latvian-Russian trifinium (marked
as «TF» in the sketch below) was
located during the Great Baltic Border Expedition (GBBE) in July 2003. This trifinium is
located approximately at 57° 31' 05"N 27° 21' 05" E.
While the Soviet Union republics' trifinium is located south of present
Estonian-Latvian boundary post (bp) no. 47, it is to be moved about 85 meters
north, next to the Estonian-Latvian bp number 46+1379 (which is an ordinary
post, but showing the distance of 1379 metres to boundary post number 46). It
is still a wet trifinium as it is located in the middle of the River Pededze.
Bp 47 showed the distance to the actual point of this position with a "-2"
stated below its number. This kind of a distance was not observed on bp
As the Latvian-Russian as well as the Estonian-Russian boundary not yet are
ratified there are no markers on these boundaries, only an ordinary barbed wire
fence and a Latvian temporary sign warning about the state border just
east-northeast of the future trifinium (at waypoint 008 on the topographic map
below). Therefore the former Soviet Union republic boundaries between Estonia
and Russia and Latvia and Russia still are making the administration boundary
between these countries.
South of the confluence there is a small wooden bridge where one can walk over
to the right bank of the river. At this point the River Pededze is about 4 meter
broad. From the position marked with an arrow an seldom observation may be done:
You can watch from one country, over a second country to the third!