Few words in Russian
Below few words in Russian that you can use while visiting Russia.
Good morning: Dobraye Utra
Good day: DObryi den'
Zdravstvuyte: Dobriy vechir (it's a kind of universal greeting, you can use it 24 hours a day, though only once per day to the same person. formal.)
Good night: Spakoynay nochi
Hi: PrivyEt (informal)
Good bye: Da svidanya
Please: Pazhalusta (also used for saying "you are welcome")
I'm sorry / excuse me: Prashu prashcheniya
I'm sorry / excuse me: Izvineetye (less informal)
How are you?: Kak dela?
What is your name?: Kak Vas zavoot?
Observe, people, observe :)
The biggest mistake of Petroskoi is a lack of an observation tower. You can use a ferris wheel at Naberezhnaja, but come on, it is not really a Big eye, is it? :))
So, here's my tip for you- climb (or use a lift) a 16 stories high building and observe!
Visit Kizhi Island in Lake...
Visit Kizhi Island in Lake Onego. It is famous for its unique masterpieces of wooden architecture including the 22-dome Church of Transfiguration (built in 1714) and the oldest wooden church in Russia- the Church of Resurrection of Lazarus which dates back to the 14th century. In 1990 the architectural ensemble of the Kizhi churchyard was registered in the World Cultural Heritage List of the UNESCO.
Petrozavodsk on Lake Onega
Situated on Lake Onega, one of Europe's largest lakes, shipping and industry have helped Petrozavodsk evolve into one of the biggest cities in Northwestern Russia. Like Northern Minnesota, it is rich in iron ore deposits as well as other minerals such as granite and marble. As a result, industry in Petrozavodsk is based on machine building and metal processing. The city's manufactured goods include furniture, knitted goods and canned fish.
The Republic of Karelia
The Republic of Karelia is located in the North-West of Russia, it is included in the Northern economic region of Russian Federation.
The area of Karelia is - 180,5 thousand square km (1,06% of the total territory of Russia). Its length from north to south is 660 km, from west to east on the latitude of the town Kem is 424 km. Karelia borders on Finland in the West, on Leningrad district in the South, on Murmansk and Archangelsk district in the East. In the North-West the Republic is washed by the White sea. The northern border line of Karelia coincides with the state border RF and its length is 723 km.
The population of the Republic of Karelia was 766,4 thousand on 01.01.2000. Urban population is 74,1% (567,9 thousand), rural is 25,9% (198,5 thousand). About 40% of the population live in the capital of Karelia, the city of Petrozavodsk. The density of the population is 4,2 on a square km.
Average age of the population is 36,5, able to work population is 471,3 thousand, retired people 215,0 thousand people.