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Petrozavodsk-the capital of Karelia, it got its name in honor of the well-known Peter 1.It is considered to be the greenest city in Russia, with more than 14 m2 of plants and trees per inhabitant.

Petrozavodsk is very rich in cultural attractions.

Kirov Square, which the camera looks at, is the central square in the capital and is located right in the center of the city. It is here that all city events and celebrations are held, the main Christmas tree of Karelia is also installed here. Near the square there are 2 theaters, 2 museums and a Cultural center.

Despite the fact that Petrozavodsk is considered a major port city, unlike other megacities, it is home to 270,000 people.

The city is located near Lake Onega, which is connected to the five seas. A spacious embankment has been built on the shore, the sculptures for which were donated by craftsmen from different countries. In summer, sailing regattas take place on Lake Onega. On the lake there is a museum where copies of sailing ships are recreated , as well as you can see the existing ships of the club.

In the middle of Lake Onega is the island of Kizhi. On it is located the architectural ensemble “Kizhi”, which is popular among tourists. Here are recreated huts, chapels, churches built in the 18th and 19th centuries , the entire ensemble is made of wood and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The city park is one of the oldest in Russia , according to the decree of Peter 1, the first birch alleys were planted in 1703, the park can easily be accessed directly from the embankment.

Interesting facts about Petrozavodsk

  • It is not uncommon to see the northern Lights here.
  • Lake Onega is the second largest lake in Europe.
  • No tram networks were ever built here.
  • Not far from the city is the oldest volcano on the planet Girvas, the last eruption was about 2 billion years ago.
  • Eugene Onegin lived on the shore of Lake Onega.

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