Leningradskaya Oblast' Travel Guide

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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...


Ozero Roshino

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  • Poet Edith Södergran

    Ozero Roshino Things to Do

    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...

  • World Village Festival

    Ozero Roshino Things to Do

    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...

  • Veteran's Memorial Park

    Ozero Roshino Things to Do

    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...



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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...

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    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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    by Svetlana_L Written Apr 6, 2007

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    That's what people should expect if they are going to cross the Russian border in Ivangorod from/to Estonia (EU). On the left side of the picture - Estonian border - no line-ups, everything functioning well, on the right side of the picture - Russian border - line-up from people who is going FROM Estonia to Russia - Unfortunately, we didn't make picture of a long line of people/cars who were waiting on the Russian side. That was some kind of shock terapy...

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    by CARSONP Written Oct 26, 2004

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    This was very interesting to watch. No nails were used. The wood was cut in a special way to interlock. No foundations also - just some rocks

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Nizhniye Mandrogi

  • The entertainers

    Nizhniye Mandrogi Things to Do

    These guys really went out of their way to entertain us for the day. The lady had a lovely soft voice and the songs that she sang (Icould not understand a word of it, but that is not the issue) was really interesting in sound.

  • Vodka Museum

    Nizhniye Mandrogi Things to Do

    The Vodka museum is an extremely interesting place to visit. They even allow you to taste the different vodka's they have, but we aware, you could get intoxicated quite quicly if you are not careful

  • The village

    Nizhniye Mandrogi Things to Do

    As you can see from the pic, the village is small, but a lot happens here. Whilst we were there, they rescued a 2 week old little brown bear and was raising it to be released in the wild again when older. These people live very close to nature.


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