At the source of the Neva River from Ladoga, some 24 km from St. Petersburg is an old military fortress. There truly unites all of Russian history.
Founded by the Novgorodians, which belonged to the Moscow principality, managed to be ruled by the Swedes, but then again returned to its origins (from 1702 it again belonged to Russia). What did not see the walls of this fortress, what kind of people they did not hide and did not “execute”.
Milestones in History
The fortress was founded by Yuri Danilovich (the grandson of Alexander Nevsky) on an island called Orekhovy in 1323. The island received its name due to the numerous thickets of hazel (hazel) throughout its territory. Continue reading
A trip on the schooner “Noorderlicht” is attractive to the true romantics of the Arctic latitudes. During such a cruise, you can admire polar bears on the ice, the impressive Arctic landscapes and the main attraction of these latitudes – the polar lights, in honor of which this historical sailing ship got its new name.
Arctic travels on the schooner Noorderlicht
On board can accommodate up to 20 passengers and a crew of 5 people. Cruises on the Noorderlicht yacht can last from 7 to 15 days. During such a journey, guests of the ship can become full members of the crew and get an interesting marine practice of sailing a ship, setting sail and sailing under them. Continue reading
Numerous, sometimes the most unexpected and original legends of Lake Baikal testify to the enormous importance that the lake had in the life of people at all times. And not only in terms of hunting, fishing, or any other human activity.
The sacredness of this place is comparable to the riddles of Stonehenge or the Nazca Plateau. Even the winds here have their names and their legends. The most famous of these places of power are Olkhon and Cape Ryty.
Scientists suggest that the age of Lake Baikal is about 30 million years. The first man’s sites on its shores are 20–25 thousand years old. By human standards, this is only three weeks from the life of an eighty-year-old man. Continue reading