Karelia has been divided into...
Karelia has been divided into many different parts over the centuries. The region's history is one of warfare, but is also characterised by a colourful folk culture and rich oral folklore. Magic verses and poems accompanied by the kantele (Finnish zither).
Picture of famous kantele player Teppana Jänis 1916 by Kalevala Society.
And now when You are fully exhausted with Finnish Karelian culture, take a look behind the border and visit my Russian pages!