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Petrozavodsk

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Kizhi

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Sortavala

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Valaam

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Ostrov Valaam

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Kem'

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Segezha

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Salmi

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Ruskeala

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1,10,0

Kostomuksa

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2,19,0

Kondopoga

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15,18,0

Petrozavodsk

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  • Armenian Khachkar

    Petrozavodsk Things to Do

    Armenian community gave to the city of Arkhangelsk this Khachkar (means Cross) to conmemorate the 300 years of the foundation of the city by Peter I.

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  • Best Eastern Karelia Hotel

    Petrozavodsk Hotels

    2 Gillugina Embankment, Petrozavodsk, Russia, 1850

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Coast boulevard of Onega

    Petrozavodsk Favorites

    If asked me definitely the most beautiful place in Petrozavodsk is the Onega’s coast boulevard. In a summery day it’s a perfect place to walk & relax, have a saslik lunch and even visit in amusement park.And during a warm night boulevard and its restaurants are full of life.On the boulevard you can view gift statues that Petrozavodsk has received...

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Kizhi

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  • Buy wooden handicrafts

    Kizhi Shopping

    I did not buy anything because I do not have room in my small travel bag. But I liked the works of this man. Any wooden figure They are cheap, it is not worth to bargain

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  • Hydrofoil to Kizhi

    Kizhi Transportation

    I boarded the “Karelia”, the name of the Hydrofoil (called Meteor by the Russians). The tickets were expensive and where the same for Russians and foreigners: 1900 rubbles round trip.

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  • Viking River Cruise stop in Kizhi

    Kizhi Things to Do

    This was one of my favorite things from our St Petersburg to Moscow Viking River Cruise. We stopped early enough in the morning to get some good photographs---morning light is sometimes better for pix....There was an incredibly-local looking Lady selling smoked fish (I bought one so I could take her picture, and it turned out very tasty with our...

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Sortavala

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  • Kuhavuori hill

    Sortavala Things to Do

    From Kuhavuori you can see whole Sortavala as well as islands of Lake Ladoga. From other side of the hill you can also view inland. Kuhavuori is located quite near to the central so you can walk there.

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  • Good basic Russian Cafe

    Sortavala Restaurants

    Good and cheap meals in typical Russian cafe environment. Table cloths, good drinks selection and nice waiters. Situatated on the main street in an old appartment house dating from pre-war Finnish era of the city. One of my favourite experiences is the first time me and my wife visited Relaks in January 2003 with the outside temperature below 30...

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  • Connections from Sortavala

    Sortavala Transportation

    The Bus station of Sortavala is situated in a white building across the street from Krona bar. The main routes besides local buses within the town are those to Joensuu, Finland and Petrozavodsk. Buses are relatevely reliable, especially the two just mentioned because of better coaches that do not tend to break as easily. The Railway station is...

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Valaam

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  • Hydrofoil boat (Kantosiipialus)

    Valaam Transportation

    You can take a 40mins ride with ferry from Sortavala. The ferries start slowly in archipelago, but when sea opens the "wings" come out and the speed increases. There is only small "sun deck", you can use that for better photos, the windows can be quite dusty.The boats are named according to Saints, I used "Igumeni Nazarin" and "Sergei".Check the...

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  • Pallada - The boat of Mr. President?

    Valaam Off The Beaten Path

    The president of Russia, Mr. Putin, has a tight relationship with Valamo, but I haven't got the possibility to confirm is this is his boat or not. But this I found, it is copy-paste from a Russian source in the web."The 32-metre yacht Pallada, designed in Holland and built in Moscow for $4-6.7 million was bought for the 300th anniversary of St....

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  • Transfiguration of the Savior Cathedral

    Valaam Things to Do

    The construction work of the main cathedral started 1887. The cathedral has originally been built of local materials: old bricks from the previous cathedral and the new ones made in Valaam brick factories.The biggest bell is 16000kg and it's done by Andreevsky in St. Petersburg.The renovation are still ongoing but both church areas (lower and...

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Ostrov Valaam

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    by aussie75 Written Dec 8, 2002

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    The most common way to get here and, once here, to get around is on tour boats which leave from St Petersburg at night, arrive in the morning, do about a six-hour tour of the islands, and then head back, arriving in St Petersburg the following morning.

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Kem'

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  • Monument to Fear and Atheism

    Kem' Things to Do

    Another church you can see in Kem is the Announciation Cathedral. It lies in total destruction. During the years of fight with church it was literally tormented, deprived of the belfry and dome, robbed and burnt down. That was the usual communist treat of anything that related to Orthodoxy. Moreover, here such attitude was felt even stronger: near...

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  • Wooden Architecture of the Russian North

    Kem' Things to Do

    As I have mentioned at many pages, wooden architecture is something unique that you will find only in the Russian North-West. You can also see a lot of wooden stuff in Finland and Sweden, but it will be completely different. You can find wooden churches in all parts of the north-west region of Russia, and Kem is not an exlusion. They have a...

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  • The White Sea and the Kem River

    Kem' Things to Do

    Karelia is a well-known tourism route, where people canoeing down the northern rivers that flow northbound, and some routes lead to the White sea via the Kem river. I never tryed it myself, but those who did say it is real fun. There are so many mushrooms and berries, and fish, you can live on just on that. But northern rivers are full of rapids...

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Segezha

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  • Useful phone numbers

    Segezha Favorites

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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  • Nordic Skiing

    Segezha Sports & Outdoors

    For those who like Nordic skiing, around the town there's a track right in the middle of the woods, and the access is for free.Many people go there to ski and have fun, but not just skiing, also sledging and just walking in the snow.The track seems to be pretty long and it goes inside the woods.Great place to have a nice walk, make some sport and...

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  • Russian / Ukraine soup - Borscht

    Segezha Things to Do

    Borscht (also Borsht or Borschch) is a traditional soup from Eastern Europe, where prominence is given to Beetroot and other vegetables and meat.2 variations of this soup are possible, hot and cold.Really tasty, with fantastic flavors. The color is deep red due to the beetroot.Even if in general you don't like soups (like me), i really suggest to...

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Salmi

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  • Inspect the old architecture

    Salmi Things to Do

    The town is mostly on the same level than in used to be 60 years ago. Take a tour with your camera and check the architecture.

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  • Visit Salmi Orthodox Church

    Salmi Things to Do

    This church is build by countess Anna Orlova and the name is St. Nikolaos Church. It is located in the village of Tulema (know as Salmi today).During WWII it was bombeb and some renovation has been done but as you can see, it is in bad shape reminding us of horrors of all wars. Be carefull, it is not recommended to go in, some bricks can still drop...

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Kostomuksa

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  • Visit in a Carelian village

    Kostomuksa Off The Beaten Path

    Kostamus itself is an industrial town.If you have time and a good car, take a road and drive to some Carelian village close to Kostamus.We took a little longer way to Tiiksa, but I can recommend this because this road is better.

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  • nightclub

    Kostomuksa Nightlife

    Very clean & nice looking.And like in most bars in Russia, you can eat here; this place has great sushi. Really can recommend.

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Kondopoga

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  • Useful phone numbers

    Kondopoga Favorites

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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  • Russian / Ukraine soup - Borscht

    Kondopoga Things to Do

    Borscht (also Borsht or Borschch) is a traditional soup from Eastern Europe, where prominence is given to Beetroot and other vegetables and meat.2 variations of this soup are possible, hot and cold.Really tasty, with fantastic flavors. The color is deep red due to the beetroot.Even if in general you don't like soups (like me), i really suggest to...

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  • January / February

    Kondopoga What to Pack

    Winter can be really cold, i've experienced temperatures about -20 °C and sometimes even more.Weather can be different from one day to the other, for example one day you can have -18 °C and the day after -1 °C, and specially when the wind blows the temperature you feel can be really way more cold that what it is in reality.To walk i suggest warm...

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