Respublika Kareliya Local Customs

  • The bottle of Karelskiy Balsam, Petrozavodsk
    The bottle of Karelskiy Balsam,...
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Respublika Kareliya Local Customs

  • just throw some water

    The sauna! First no sauna will be like the other in Carelia. There is no retailing infrastructure for industrially produced heating ovens like there is in Finland, Sweden (or Germany to some extent).People need their money for other more important purchases, but still Carelians wouldn't like to be without their sauna... so instead of spending money...

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  • About loghouses III

    Another interesting architectural-aesthetic aspect is the carving of the log itself which piled upon each other form the wall.As the pic shows the logs are carved in a mannour that on the inner and outter side the wall is flat. Compare to to pic in Local Customs 'About loghouses', where you can clearly see how the log is left in its oirginal state...

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  • The realm of the epos

    The man in stone, Arhippa Perttunen, was one of the finest singers of the Kalevala poems in the old days.Now he's sitting in Vuokkiniemi and watches over the lands of the mythical finnish poems.Once blind he now sees everything, how the youth is deserting the villages, learning mostly Russian instead of Carelian and forgetting about the old habits...

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  • About loghouses II

    Hmm, I am afraid but I don't know the terminus technicus in Engl. but in Finnish it is salvaus.It is about the special technique how to pile up the logs so they won't crash down. There are several techniques. The "magic" lies in the way the end of the log is carved. These carvings strengthen the corners, because the logs are fastened to each other...

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  • About loghouses

    The picture depicts a typical house made of wood as you still will find in Carelia and great parts of Finland. The axeman-profession is a very traditional one, but unfortunately slowly dying out. As youth deserts the small villages (they are after work), the tradition and art of loghouse building is not handed down from the older generation. So...

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  • The Devil's Nose located on the east...

    Numerous petroglyphs have been found on the east shore of Onega. These Pudozh area paintings tell their own story of how people lived thousands years ago. These drawings have attracted the attention of scientists from a variety of fields: archeology, history and culture. White Sea petroglyphs are located on the islands of the Vyg river near...

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  • The miracle of Florus and Lauruz, icon...

    Science, the arts and folk lore are cherished in Karelia. There are three institutes of higher education in Karelia - all are university level. In addition, there is the Russian Academy of Science' Karelian Science Center and a great number of educational centers of various branches. In Petrozavodsk alone there are four theaters and every other...

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