Krestovozdvizhenskaya Church (Church of the Exaltation of the Cross) is a well-hidden 19th-century temple not far from the centre of Petrozavodsk.
Unlike the flashy, newly-renovated Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, it has a slightly rundown aura. The feeling of abandonment is accentuated by the surrounding cemetery that surrounds it, where a series of tombstones from the first half of the 20th century are slowly deteriorating.
The church is located at Ulitsa Volkovskaya 1, just off Ulitsa Pravdy east of the city centre.
Well, a lot of people tend to miss meeting the inhabitans of the place they are visiting. Some of my very close friends live in Petrozavodsk. They are some of the most hospitable, nice and intelligent people I've ever met! SO wherever you go, don't miss meeting common people!
This is my school - at that time 1964-1972 I learnt on this building... The street called then 'Lososinskaya Naberezhnaya', now the street called 'La Rochelle'.
There are many places with beautiful wild nature in Karelia (Petrozavodsk is the capital of the republic of Karelia), as well as places full of history.
Suna river is on this foto.
The waterfall at the place of the former Finnish small hydroelectric power station. Northern Ladoga lake area, several kms from the Russian-Finnish border.
Ladoga lake is the largest lake in Europe (Onego lake is the second largest and is located in Karelia as well).