Edith Södergran was a well-known Finnish poet who spent her summers in Raivola, now known as Roschino. She died there in 1923 and there is a monument to her in the memorial park.She was born in St. Petersburg in 1892 whe she later studied German and wrote most of her poems in German. She was recognized more after her death and could be considered...more
Folk groups from all over of Russia, and neighboring countries of Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Poland and Finland participate in the festival in August.The festival re-creates many nations' old rites of ploughing, sowing, harvesting and other traditions, sacred dances, fortune-telling, and suchlike. One rite, of Central Russia, women...more
In the center of town but hidden under trees by the bluffs. It is a nice area to sit and meditate. Behind the monumernt is green grass and trees and a favorite spot for locals to sit and have a picnic. You can see the Lakes from here and Edith Södergran Monuments are on the way.Roschino was a key area in the Russian -Finland border disputes that...more
It is hard to find a map of the area except in an automobile atlas.
Google now has satelite imagery in the area for more info. But still not enougth