29 Jan 2017



A Russian cruise. June 2002.

The cruise The trip
35 pictures of the visited places
Faces Faces and groups.
Some of the participants
Ermitage Ermitage

Saint Petersburg
The State Hermitage museum: a few snapshots

Map Maps
A few maps of our trip
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Note that all the pictures are copyrighted (i.e. my intellectual property).

Here some links about this fascinating region:

The ship
See details of the ship
with plans of the decks and cabins.
ohttp://www.gov.karelia.ru/gov/Different/karelia_e.html  Republic of Karelia (official site)
ohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Karelia Republic of Karelia (Wikipedia)
ohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Ladoga Lake Ladoga (Wikipedia)
ohttp://www.spb.org.ru/lake/eng/ladoga.htm Lake Ladoga (scientific data)
ohttp://www.rferl.org/a/russia-valaam-island-society-church/27954877.html Valaam island: a place of pilgrimage
ohttp://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage?lng=en The State Hermitage Museum

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