Voices From Russia, Too

Friday, 19 June 2015

19 June 2015. Our Great Russian Motherland… The Fairytale Island of Kizhi

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Kizhi is an island in Lake Onega in the northern lands near St Petersburg, in the Republic of Karelia. It’s become an open-air museum of about eighty buildings moved to the island from all over Karelia. The most famous is the Kizhi Pogost, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Monday, 15 December 2014

15 December 2014. A Multimedia Presentation. A Tiny Church on a Tiny Island on Lake Vuoksa in Kareliya in Leningrad Oblast… It AIN’T PhotoShop!

00 Lake Vuoksa church 01. Russia. 15.12.14

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Rafting on the Vuoksa River (which flows into and out of Lake Vuoksa)

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00 Lake Vuoksa church 04. Russia. 15.12.14

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The Nature of Lake Vuoksa by Tatyana Lyubitina… photos with a musical background

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00 Lake Vuoksa church 07. Russia. 15.12.14

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00 Lake Vuoksa church 08. Russia. 15.12.14

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This is an actual little Orthodox chapel built on a tiny island on Lake Vuoksa. That’s in Priozersk Raion in Leningrad Oblast on the Kareliyan Isthmus. It’s on the Vuoksa River, which flows eventually into Lake Ladoga from its source in Lake Saimaa in Finland.

No sir, this AIN’T PhotoShop… this is the real deal. An architect built this little gem in the early 2000s… his name was Andrei, so, he dedicated it to Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called (Андрей Первозванный: Andrei Pervozvanny). The lake is 108 square kilometres (42 square miles) in area, with 18 square kilometres (7 square miles) being taken up by Olesny Island (it’s roughly 5 kilometres (3 miles) long by 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) wide). This little bit is one of the smaller islets, which take up 15 square kilometres (6 square miles) of area. So, the lake has 75 square kilometres (29 square miles) of water and 33 square kilometres (13 square miles) of islands within it.

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

16 December 2012. Our Great Russian Motherland. The Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus in Kizhi in Karelia. Photography by Vadim Gippenreiter

00 Vadim Gippenreiter. Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus. Kizhi. Karelia. 16.12.12

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Monday, 26 November 2012

26 November 2012. Our Great Russian Motherland… Kizhi… as Photographed by Vadim Gippenreiter

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In the Russian North, one of the most iconic locations is Kizhi in Karelia… with its famous wooden churches. Here’s a view by the famous Soviet-era photographer Vadim Gippenreiter.

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