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Russia – Arkhangelsk Oblast (Severodvinsk, Solovetsky Islands)

What to do here
 World Heritage Sites
  • Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
 Tentative WHS
  • Testament of Kenozero Lake (11/04/2014)
  • Solovetsky islands
  • Russia in Europe (sea border/port/Caspian)
 European Cities
  • Arkhangelsk
  • Severodvinsk
 Villages and Small Towns
  • Archangelsk: Vorzogory
  • Arkhangelsk: Kargopol
  • Arkhangelsk: Kimzha
  • Arkhangelsk (ARH)
  • Arkhangelsk: Fine Arts Museum
  • Arkhangelsk: Museum of Local Lore
  • Arkhangelsk: Northern Maritime Museum
 Castles, Palaces, Forts
  • Arkhangelsk: Arkhangelsk Gostiny Dvor
 Religious Temples
  • Siysky Zakaznik: Antonievo-Siysky Monastery
  • Solovetsky Monastery
 National Parks
  • Russian Arctic
  • Drink kvas
  • Drink vodka with locals
  • Experience (at least) a night on a train
  • Play/hear balalaika
  • Sauna (plus swim in lake/river!)
  • Taste Pelmeni
  • Taste Pirog
  • Taste Pirozhki
  • Wear an ushanka
Arkhangelsk – surprisingly not so bad
Kizhi Island,(World Heritage) photo by Shihe Huang. 2015
Solovetsky Islands
Monastery of Solovets Islands, (World Heritage) photo by Shihe Huang. 2017
Wooden house