Leningradskaya Oblast' Travel Guide

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  • Cathedral of the Transfiguration of...

    Vyborg Things to Do

    The Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Christ is also known as Preobrašensk's cathedral and it used to be the main church for Orthodox and it was built on the order of Catherine the Great, the longest-ruling female leader of the Russia (1729 - 1796) after she visited Viipuri 1783. The designer was N. A. Lvovin and it's done of bricks.The church...

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  • Boat through Saimaa Canal

    Vyborg Transportation

    To those who live not in the area, the best way to reach Viipuri is taking a boat trip by some travel agency (like Saimaa Travel) through Saimaa Canal. This can be done VISA FREE for 72 hours for citizens of all countries. You can take a day trip or have one or two nights out there.More information of Saimaa Canal:...


Verkhniye Mandrogi

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    Verkhniye Mandrogi Transportation

    Verkhniye Mandrogi is a village on the banks of the Svir River, about 300 kilometers northeast of St. Petersburg - so it kind of make sense to get there by boat; in my case it was part of a Moscow-St. Petersburg river cruise. Let's face it: the place is such a well-known tourist trap that one would never choose to go there unless forced to go there...

  • Craftspeople and artists

    Verkhniye Mandrogi Local Customs

    Verkhniye Mandrogi has a resident population of about 40 people, but their number increases with the summer seson, when many out-of-town artists and craftsmen and women move to the village to work. Most hope to turn their skills into money, before returning to their homes in winter, often teaching art classes at various schools and universities....

  • The big slide

    Verkhniye Mandrogi Things to Do

    The big slide is a huge slide made of wood that can provide some fun for adults missing their kids' days. When I first saw it, I thought it was the ultimate tourist trap, but after having visited the village it actually looked like one of the least "touristy" things on display. If anything else, at least it was free - which in Verkhniye Mandrogi is...



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  • Old Church site

    Luga Things to Do

    Luga is a very old city and was beseiged in WWII, so it is not clear if this old church was injured by military action or old age...

  • Unusual estate building.

    Luga Things to Do

    This estate is occupied, so you can only look from outside. In the summer you can walk around in the garden.

  • N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Museum...

    Luga Things to Do

    The famous Russian composer N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov wrote a lot of his music in the summers spent near Luga. The properties were occupied by a Sovkhoz Soviet collective farm and much was ruined, then during WWII all wood buildings were burned. They are mostly rebuilt using photographs as a guide and were opened to the public in 1995. The grandaughter...



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  • Kopor'ye Fortress

    Kopor'ye Things to Do

    The fortress, the main (and only) attraction of the village, is completely deserted. I am not sure whether it is formally a part of the museum, since we have been off-hours anyway, but nobody lives inside, the gate (as well as several places of access of the walls) are open. There are several underground passages in the front gate, leading...

  • Gulf of Finland in Kernovo

    Kopor'ye Off The Beaten Path

    From Kopor'e, drive North till a T-junction. On the right, there is a checkpoint to enter the city of Sosnovy Bor with an atomic power station. Turn left, and drive 500 m, until you enter a pine-tree wood. There, park a car and find a path to the shore (the shore is approximately 200 m away). The pictures I show are taken just before the sunset.

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