Respublika Kareliya Things to Do

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Respublika Kareliya Things to Do

  • Follow the fields - My Roots!

    This is the place my roots are coming. For centuries my ancestors have livev around some kilometers circle from this point. About 70 years ago there were buildings and the fields were in good shape, now nothing, even building groundworks are missing. Trees behind were smaller and then there was a Lake Ladoga view. Some ten year ago there were...

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  • Follow the towns - Infrastructure

    This is taken in a small town called Läskelä. It has an address, probably Läskelä Ulitsa 28, but if the postal system is in as good shape an this, I wouldn't recommend to send a postcard here. Or if you do, the contrast beetween the house and some beach restaurant is huge, like the distance to the Mars. I don't find anything positive to say,...

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  • Follow the churches - old and new ones

    Hmm... there are old ones in good and bad shape, mostly in the areas of faster development (Valamo, St.P, Moskov and lot more) but this area is one of the most under developed, new buildings are build with private money, and the result is visible, in both old and new churches.The church under destroying phase has been in same condition from 1945...

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  • Follow the Nature - It's so beautiful

    Instead of architecture the nature is mostly left as is, which in this case in luck. Places were there are no people and in good shape, but the industries have polluted heavily both rivers and Lake Ladoga. I have heard many "don't swim here" but never trusted (and my skinn is still in ooh... very good shape).

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  • Follow the history - Architecture

    I have wandered in the northern part of Lake Ladoga a lot during last 20 years and seen the development. As yuo can see, there are a lot of buidings covered with 70 years dust. It's so sad, so sad.

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  • SOLOVETSKIY: Archipel Gulag

    When you read about "Archipel Gulag" , the famous book tells you the story of this remote island in Ostrov Solovetskiy that was once built as a monastery and turned into one of the most horrible prison-camps of russian history.We got there as a fullday-trip from the end of Belomorsk-canal, at first 3 hours in a horrible bus on terrible roads and...

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  • VALAAM

    Valaam is another island that I saw on my cruise to the White sea. There are a lot of great monasteries on that island but unfortunately we had just time to visit some small ones at the end of the island. It was a great afternoon anyway !

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  • KIZHI: wooden houses galore !

    There are a lot more wooden buildings on dîsplay in the open-air-museum of Kizhi and this was my favorite: The house of the peasant Oshevnev from the village of Oshevnevo is in my opinion the most beautiful and most interesting house of the southern part of Kizhi island. And it is also one of the few buildings that you are able to enter and take a...

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  • KIZHI: The Church of the Intercession

    In Kizhi you will find another great church next to it: The Church of the Intercession is the name of the winterchurch and it could be heated during the strong russian winters and it was added in 1764. There is a great ikonostasis with 4 rows of a total of 102 icons and this church is open to the public.In my main photo you see both churches : the...

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  • KIZHI: The Church of the Transfiguration

    Kizhi is the highlight of all cruises between Moscow and St. Petersburg and this is its best church: The Church of the Transfiguration / Verklärungskirche was also built there back in 1714, a long time before anybody ever thought of making a museum there and it was in use till 1937. At the moment it is under restauration untill 2014 and this is why...

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  • Visit the Solovki

    Visit the island of Solovki (Solovets), cause the monastery is huge and has an amazing history, people live in a very simple way, the food is different and served different, the lake Svetloe is with very cold water, but is said to make your skin helthier and prettier.. etc :)

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  • Karelia is called the land of lakes and...

    What could be better than to go to the countryside! It is a usual way of having nice rest here.It would be nice to leave a town for some time and enjoy forests' fresh air and beauty of karelian lakes. There are many small lakes with very nice landscapes in Karelia. For sure you will find the most lovely one! You can go swimming, fishing og boating...

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  • Visit Kizhi!

    One might almost think that Kizhi’s the capital of the Republic of Karelya, because that’s what most people think of when this region of Russia is mentioned. I, too, went there for the sake of visiting this magnificent open-air museum of wooden architecture. I am just a huge fan of such things :)))Kizhi is basically an island off the coast of the...

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  • Just Kizhi and this is enough:)))

    I would like to tell you about Kizhi which is a unique monument of Russian wooden architecture. It is situated on the island on Onega Lake. The history of Kizhi starts from the ÕVIIIth century when a talented craftsman-Master Nestor built a church with an axe without a single nail. Then he threw his axe into the lake saying, "Never before has there...

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  • Venehjärvi

    On your way from Vuokkiniemi to Uhtua (Kalevala) you pass Venehjärvi. Stop here and have look around this beautiful landscape. Maybe the tsesouna has been finished in the mean time, the were planning to build a small chappel on the hill, just when entering this tiny village...

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  • ancient poems' cradle

    THE VILLAGE VUOKKINIEMI. WITH ITS 500 INHABITANTS IT IS SITUATED ON THE UPPER KUITTIJÄRVI. POEM COLLECTERS LIKE ELIAS LÖNNROT, J.F.CAJAN, M.A.CASTRÉN, D.E.D.EUROPEUS CAME TO VISIT VUOKKINIEMI DURING THE 1830's AND 1840's. STILL TODAY LOCAL SANDRA REMSUJEVA IS PERFORMING POEMS AND TALES IN THE FAMOUS KALEVALA METRIC.

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  • The pearl among the green forests;)

    This beauty waterfall is located to the north of Petrozavodsk (only 65 km ).The first record of the waterfall refers to the middle of the 16th century. The stream of tourists to Kivach is never ending. By the size Kivach is the second largest, after the Rhein one among the plain waterfalls in Europe. Its waters fall from the height of 10,7m. The...

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