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Petrozavodsk- the capital of Karelia

I was born here and i like it very much. Petrozavodsk is of the same age as St.Peterburg and was also founded by Peter the First, so they are like brothers. Not long ago our cities had a 300-years celebration..:)
The town is not so big- about 300 thousand citizens, but it attracts many tourists from everywhere.May be the thing is in the location : P.is situated on the Onega Lake coast - one of the largest and beautiful lakes of Europe.It creates an unforgettable athmosphere here,especially in summer,when the town becomes very cosy and green. And dont forget about the charming of the white nights also ! At this time P.is an ideal place for romantical walks ....;)

Look ! It is a beautiful view from the plane down...

On the midsummer evening at the enbankment...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet, cosy, beautiful, warm ( i mean people's hearts :)
  • In a nutshell:If you visit it once you will for sure comeback one day again....
  • Intro Updated Sep 23, 2008
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  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Nice place! Some day would love to see white night. North of Russia is very beautiful. I shall come back for more.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    We hope to go to St. Petersburg and the north someday. Your lovely city would be on the wish list to see. You may like to see my last trip to the desert parks in Utah and Arizona parks of the US. It was an adventure and risky in some areas.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    This looks a lovely town, though I don't fancy the "ice" swimming!!

  • ealgisi's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2009 at 3:41 AM

    I agree with you, a fantastic city

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    Hmm, Bortsch-suppe finde ich auch sehr gut, und die Flecken auf dem Hemd halten garantiert die ganze Sommersaison ! Dieses neue Hotel wird wohl wieder relativ teuer werden !

  • SapineKuu's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    'блинчики', зто блюдо очень Я умираю с голоду

  • brazwhazz's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2008 at 7:26 AM

    Beautiful pic of Petrozavodsk in the evening! I was there in late June 2007, when there weren't really any sunsets. Your page brought back very nice memories of your town.

  • baltic_2005's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2008 at 5:31 AM

    Hi, I am planning to visit there, Petrozavodsk late August, on route from Murmansk to St Petersberg; your descriptions partly inspired me! P.S. Will you be there in the last week of August?

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2008 at 6:14 AM

    Oh, yes, it would be a great trip! But very far from here...

  • Tom_In_Madison's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    How come that's not you swimmming in the ice water!?? :) You were on the front page today. Hi.

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