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Students Visited the Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography

The world famous Kizhi Museum is one of the largest out-door museums in Russia. It is a unique historic area, no equal in the European North of Russia that reflects the concentration of the monuments of our heritage. Each tourist while being in Karelia doesn’t miss the opportunity to buy the round ticket and have the 5hour relaxing trip in the green “Kometa” on sunlit Onega lake to Kizhi and back. This Sunday just this island became the new destination in the cultural program of our Birmingham students. 2hour excursion with English-speaking guide Aleksey and 1 hour of free time on the island were enough to feel the historic atmosphere of the place.

on the Kizhi Island on the Kizhi Island on the Kizhi Island
on the Kizhi Island on the Kizhi Island on the Kizhi Island
on the Kizhi Island on the Kizhi Island on the Kizhi Island

*The core of the collection is an outstanding sample of the wooden architecture – the architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost of Our Savior built on the Island in the 18th and the 19th centuries. In 1990 the ensemble entered the World Heritage List of UNESCO. In 1993 the Kizhi Museum entered the List of Cultural Objects of Special Value of the Russian Federation by the Order of the President.


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