Petrozavodsk
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Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
The "Onega Pearl" at the Port of Petrozavodsk is available for short sailing voyages and banquets.
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
On the pier, left to right: "Kizhi Island Tickets;" Karelian Souveniers;" "The Russian North. Excursions around Karelia. Tickets for Kizhi and Solovka;" and a newspaper stand.
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
A fun park lies in front of the Hotel Karelia in Petrozavodsk.
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Petrozavodsk
Train station.
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Petrozavodsk
Theater.
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Petrozavodsk
Guilded performers above the main entrance to the theater.
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Petrozavodsk
An accordianist at the theater.
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Petrozavodsk
Statue of Sergei Mironovich Kirov, a prominent early Bolshevik murdered in 1934.
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
Statue of Peter the Great
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Petrozavodsk
O.V.Kuusinen statue. Finnish-born Soviet politician, literary historian, and poet. He was Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1957 to 1964.
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
Lenin. "The Great Ilich."
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Petrozavodsk
Another vestige of the Communist days.
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Petrozavodsk
"To the most Orthodox Prince St. Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky from grateful descendants. 2010, the year of the 90th anniversary of the Karelian Republic."
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Petrozavodsk
Church of St. Alexander Nevsky.
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
Main entrance to the church. There was a service under way when your grandparents were there. According to a notice on the door, a Baptism was scheduled an hour later.
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
Icon over the main entrance to the church premises.
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk town hall. Couples are married here. Afterwards, they may be married in a church if they wish, but the must have been married by the government regardless their plans.
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
Gardens in front of the town hall.
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Petrozavodsk
A wedding party arrives.
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Petrozavodsk
The bride and groom.
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Petrozavodsk
Wedding guests.
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Petrozavodsk
Kantele House. Where the Kantele group practices and has their offices.
Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk
"Gun manufactured at the Alexander/now Onega Tractor/ plant installed in honor of the 200th anniversary of the plant's founding. 1974."
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Petrozavodsk
The gun. It seems Russia also has problems with grafitti.
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Petrozavodsk
War Memorial.
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Petrozavodsk
"Your name is Unknown; Your deed is eternal."
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Petrozavodsk
Grandpa Roy poses for Misha, our tour director.
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Petrozavodsk
"This memorial is raised for the heroes, the sons of October who gave their life for the fortunes of the nation."
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Petrozavodsk
Naval memorial at the harbor.
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Petrozavodsk
"The Onega Military Flotilla is awarded the Order of the Red Banner by a 2 July 1944 decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR for exemplary execution of headquarters' assignments in battles with the German and Finnish invaders and the valour and bravery displayed."
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