"Russian Carelia (the north-west part of it)" Top 5 Page for this destination Respublika Kareliya by sinoda
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Welcome to the homelands of the Kalevala epos - which we Finns consider our cultural roots (at least partially)
The area covers the border lands between Finland and Russian-Carelia on both sides...
One lively example is Jyskyjärvi - located at the south-east end of the Kuittijärvi (lake) and connected via rivers and lakes to Paanajärvi (a village too =) which now is in danger being a victim of russian energy policy. They are planning to build a water power plant and flood the area.
This village is situated on a couple of islands connected by really stunning bridges.
On your way from Vuokkiniemi to Uhtua (Kalevala) you pass Venehjärvi. Stop here and have look around this beautiful... more travel advice
Meet Sandra Remsujeva, a very vivid old "granny", who is one of the few storyteller's (capable of the typical Kalevala... more travel advice
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