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  • Panorama view at the lake Onega, Petrozavodsk
    Panorama view at the lake Onega,...
    by Euroman
  • Coast boulevard of Onega
    Coast boulevard of Onega
    by TarjaH
  • View at lake Onega, Petrozavodsk
    View at lake Onega, Petrozavodsk
    by Euroman

Respublika Kareliya Favorites

  • Valaam islands

    Quieting and soothing atmosphere of Valaam, majesty of it's northern nature, it certainly worths visiting it in future and not once. We were bicycling around again, did some 20 kms, tired and happy came back to motor-launch awaiting us at Monastyrskaya bay

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  • Histoire

    Historiquement la Carélie est une région du nord-ouest de la Russie, à l'est de l'actuelle Finlande. Ses habitants du Xe siècle sont décrits dans une saga comme une menace pour les Lapons. Depuis le XIIIe siècle plusieurs parties furent conquises par la Suède, et intégrées dans la Carélie suédoise. Elles furent perdues au profit de la Russie, selon...

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  • The trokee

    Meet Sandra Remsujeva, a very vivid old "granny", who is one of the few storyteller's (capable of the typical Kalevala Metric) left in Carelia. We had the incredible privilege and oppurtunity of listening to Sandra live performing and reciting some of her fine art.She told us some stories, laegends and sang a little bit....Thank you...

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  • Tšesouna - church

    IN ALMOST EVERY VILLAGE YOU MAY FIND A TšESOUNA, THIS VERY CHURCH (TšESOUNA) IN VUOKKINIEMI WAS REBUILT IN 1993, AFTER IT HAD BURNT DOWN IN 1939, BEING HEATED UP TOO MUCH - IT WAS USED AS A CANTEEN FOR SOLDIERS OF THE FRONTIER-GUARD (WWII). THE BUILDING-UP WAS FUND BY ARHIPPA PERTTUNEN - FOUNDATION AND EXECUTED BY THE SECTION OF RESTAURATION OF THE...

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  • Kalevala National park

    This proposed Kalevala National Park is located in the northwest of the republic and adjoins the Russian - Finnish border. Fennoscandia's largest and Eurasia's northernmost area of primeval pine taiga forest of distinct after-fire origin is found here. The famous Finnish national epic "Kalevala" was collected in the adjacent Karelian villages. The...

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  • Ladoga Skerries National Park

    The territory of the proposed park is located in the southwest of the Republic of Karelia on the northern shore of Lake Ladoga, Europe's largest lake.The territory of the park encompasses an archipelago with high islands and a shoreline with long deep bays which is rarely found in freshwater reservoirs. The Park is distinguished by its exclusive...

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  • Koitajoki National Park

    The proposed National Park Koitajoki is situated in the western part of the Suojarvi District of the Republic of Karelia. The park consists of two parts - Koitajoki and Tolvajarvi. The former territory adjoins the Russian - Finnish border and covers areas along the Koitajoki river valley. The valley is a flat and heavily paludified plain. Local...

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  • Tuulos National Park

    Lake Tuulos along with the picturesque rugged shoreline and numerous wooded islets and bays is located in the proposed Tuulos National Park covering an area of roughly 40000 hectares. A number of valuable fish species inhabit the Lake: lake salmon, whitefish, vendace and grayling. Sites of primary pine and spruce forests are found in the proposed...

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  • Paanajärvi National Park

    The northernmost pilot area of the Project is the Paanajärvi National Park located in the Louhi district. Its area is 104 371 ha. Straddling this area is the border of mid and north taiga, which converges with the ridge of the Maanselka plateau. This divides the Arctic and Atlantic flora and fauna communities One of the main attractions of the...

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  • Karelian Parks Development

    According to Russian legislation national parks should contain a representative sample of important natural regions, features or scenery where plant or animal species, habitats and geomorphologic sites are of special spiritual, scientific, educational and tourist significance. They should also be large enough to contain one or more ecosystem not...

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