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Petroskoi
03-07-2007, 15:12
If you are going to St. Petersburg, make a small detour to the city of
Petrozavodsk (Peter the Great's cannon factory). It's the capital of
the Republic of Karelia, the land of forrests, lakes and waterfalls
which is just a one night non-expensive train ride from Moscow's
Leningradsky railway station.

You must have heard of UNESCO's World Heritage List. So, according to
it, the 2nd most important heritage of Russia (the 1st is a historic
center of St. Petersburg, the 3rd is the Kremlin and the Red square)
is the pogost of Kizhi which is located on one of the many islands in
lake Onega near Petrozavodsk. Two 18th-century wooden churches, and an
octagonal clock tower, also in wood and built in 1862, can be found
there. These unusual constructions, in which carpenters created a bold
visionary architecture, perpetuate an ancient model of parish space
and are in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

The 4th most important Russian heritage (according to the UNESCO's WH
list) is again located in Karelia. It's a cultural and historic
ensemble of the Solovetsky islands.

You are also welcome to visit the Valaam island and the
Stauropological monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of the Savior on
it.

How about the the highest plateau waterfall in Europe--Kivach, the
oldest resort in Russia founded by Peter 1--"The Martial Waters", the
largest cluster of 4th century BC petroglyphs in Europe (more than
3,000 images), the most southern pagan holy grounds of the Saami in
Europe.

Besides the unique historical and natural sights, everybody will find
something for themselves in Petrozavodsk. Petrozavodsk is a city with
one of the highest levels of education in Russia. It's a home to 15
colleges and almost 20,000 students, i.e. every tenth Petrozavodskian
is a student! And believe us it affects every aspect
of everyday life of the city, especially the nightlife. It's not a
very big city but its a huge campus with lots of student (sometimes
"too off-the-wall") activities going on, but fun loving and young
hearts will always appreciate and enjoy them. Moreover, it's a home of
two Miss Russia and one Miss Europe! So, have a try, maybe you'll find
your heart's desire or just a friend for a night there.

SNJE
04-07-2007, 14:41
Interesting, I will definitly go here, maybe next weekend. Looking forward to it.

BR

natterru
05-07-2007, 08:57
I try to find friends here, but u propose to find them there... Sounds good may be try it together?

Aşık melek
06-07-2007, 20:56
Petrozavodsk,? real ass! never go there! dirty, unconfortabl, gloomy town! no high quality service, no good places for eating,, dancng, no good beauty salons. U feel as if u came to some provincial town in 80-eis - tmes of the USSR. Terrible impressions of this place

natterru
06-07-2007, 22:46
may be for somebody it will be finest place after Dubai and 5* Egypt area and so on. Russian villages for extrimals in rest and sex!