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Russia – Karelia Republic (Petrozavodsk, Kizhi)

What to do here
 World Heritage Sites
  • Kizhi Pogost
  • Finland-Russia
  • Russia in Europe (sea border/port/Caspian)
  • Valaam archipelago (Lake Ladoga)
 European Cities
  • Petrozavodsk
 Villages and Small Towns
  • Karelia: Kinerma
  • Karelia: Sortavala
 Railway, Metro, Funiculars, Cable Cars
  • Oktyabrskaya Railway (Murmansk-Moscow)
  • Kalevala: Runopevtsev Museum
  • Petrozavodsk: Museum of Industrial History of Petrozavodsk
  • Petrozavodsk: National Museum of the Republic of Karelia
  • Sortavala: North Ladoga Republican Museum
 Religious Temples
  • Church of the Transfiguration (Kizhi Pogost)
  • Valaam Monastery
  • 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
Dawn in Petrozavodsk
Tulema church in Salmi
Old cross att Mikko Muliev's house
Aunus/Olonets/Anuslinnu Mikko Muliev's house