|Federal subject||Leningrad Oblast|
|Administrative district||Gatchinsky District|
|Urban-type settlement status since||1938|
|Elevation||100 m (300 ft)|
| o Estimate |
|o Municipal district||Gatchinsky Municipal District|
|o Urban settlement||Siverskoye Urban Settlement|
|o Capital of||Siverskoye Urban Settlement|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (MSK )|
According to locals, Siversky is one of the only places in the world where the banks of river are lined with red sand, suggesting an iron presence in the Oredezh River or surrounding soil.
The Siverskaya railway station was opened in 1857. It soon became a popular place for summer holiday leave for middle-class inhabitants of Saint Petersburg. At the time, the settlement of Siverskaya belonged to Tsarskoselsky Uyezd of Saint Petersburg Governorate (renamed in 1913 Petrograd Governorate and in 1924 Leningrad Governorate). On November 20, 1918 the uyezd was renamed Detskoselsky. On February 14, 1923 Detskoselsky and Petergofsky Uyezds were abolished and merged into Gatchinsky Uyezd, with the administrative center located in Gatchina. On February 14, 1923 Gatchina was renamed Trotsk, and Gatchinsky Uyezd was renamed Trotsky Uyezd, after Leon Trotsky.
On August 1, 1927, the uyezds were abolished and Trotsky District, with the administrative center in the town of Trotsk, was established. The governorates were also abolished, and the district was a part of Leningrad Okrug of Leningrad Oblast. On August 2, 1929, after Trotsky was deported from Soviet Union, Trotsk was renamed Krasnogvardeysk, and the district was renamed Krasnogvardeysky. On July 23, 1930, the okrugs were abolished as well, and the districts were directly subordinated to the oblast. On November 27, 1938 the suburban settlements of Siverskaya, Kezevo, Dernovsky, and Druzhnoselye were merged into the settlement of Siversky, which was granted urban-type settlement status. On January 28, 1944 Krasnogvardeysk was renamed Gatchina, and the district was renamed Gatchinsky.
There are several enterprises of timber industry and construction industry in Siversky.
Siversky is connected by roads with Volosovo, Gatchina, and with Tosno via Vyritsa. It also has access to the M20 highway, connecting Saint Petersburg and Pskov. Regular bus traffic between Saint Petersburg (at the time, Leningrad) and Siversky was opened in 1936, and the regular local bus traffic was open in April 1950.
Siversky contains one cultural heritage monument of federal significance and additionally four objects classified as cultural and historical heritage of local significance. The federal monument is the house where the author Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin lived in 1884. The nearby Rozhdestveno Memorial Estate, also protected at the federal level, commemorates Vladimir Nabokov who spend his summers in the area during his youth.
In Siversky, the Dachnaya Stolitsa Ethnographic Museum (the Capital of the Dachas) is open. It shows the history of Siversky as a suburbam settlement in the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.
Ethnographic museum Dachnaya Stolitsa ("Capital of dachas")
Sculpture of Hammer and sickle
The shore of the Oredezh River in Siversky