Description and history
Jaama is located fifty kilometers from the city of Jõhvi . The village has 65 inhabitants (as of 2011).
It was first mentioned in a document in 1583. At that time the village was called Vihtse or Vihtitsa . It is of Wotic origin. Later the place was named Jaema . In 1782 239 people lived there.
The Russian Orthodox Church of Jaama ( Russian: Нарвский Воскресенский кафедральный собор ) consecrated to St. Nicholas was consecrated on August 13, 1904. Its architect was Vladimir Lunski . The church was destroyed during the Second World War . Until it was rebuilt in 1991, services were held in a chapel on the site of the local cemetery.
The church is now subordinate to the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate ( Moskva Patriarhaadi Eesti Õigeusu Kirik ).
Asylum reception center
Jaama is close to the Russian-Estonian border . The Estonian reception center for asylum seekers is located in the village . It was inaugurated in May 2000 and is subordinate to the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs. The reception center has a capacity for a maximum of 35 refugees and asylum seekers.
- Description and history (Estonian)
- Jaama asylum reception center
- Orthodox Church of Jaama ( Memento of December 14, 2012 in the Internet Archive )