Pushkinskiye Gory

Pushkin Museum-Reserve is situated 112 kilometers far from Pskov. Mikhailovskoe is its central part, for this was where the Russian poet has written around a hundred works. You can visit his work study, walk along his favourite places and reveal the one of his best love poem' secret by having a walk around Pushkin mountains with Ekaterina Chunkova. Alexandr S. Pushkin Museum-Reserve has been attracting not only literature and history experts, but connoisseurs of inimitable beauty of Pskov nature. Photographers and painters come there to portray the unique charms of each season. Three estates, a village and the Svyatogorsky Monastery make Pushkin Museum-Reserve. This is the place where the culture is kept according to poet's poems and precepts.

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Pushkinskiye Gory
Russian cuisine in Suzdal — chicken cooked in a Russian stove

The first mention of Suzdal, one of Russia’s oldest cities, can be found in manuscripts dating back to 1024. Citizens of this historic city are careful to preserve their national traditions – including culinary ones. Russian cuisine is both versatile and diverse and it has evolved over many centuries, borrowing traditions from other cultures and ultimately enriching its own. In ancient Rus’ food was traditionally prepared in the oven, which was always kept at a specific temperature. A wide variety of nutritious and delicious dishes, such as chicken stew, still serve as the foundation of Russian culinary tradition today.

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Russian cuisine in Suzdal — chicken cooked in a Russian stove
Tour of the Priozersk region

The trademark of the Karelian Isthmus and one of its most well-known symbols (even by law) is the Vuoksi River. One of the oldest cities in Russia is located on the shore of the Vuoksi River. Over its long existence this city has been known by many names. It was once called Käkisalmi, which in Karelo-Finnish means “The Cuckoo’s Straight,” however when Swedes captured these lands, they changed the name to Kexholm, or “Cuckoo Island.” It was in the mid-20th century that the city received the name which it still holds today — Priozersk. RTG TV host Alexander Uvarov visited Priozersk where he got to check out the city’s historic Korela Fortress and other fascinating sights which Leningrad Oblast’s Karelian Isthmus has to offer.   

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Tour of the Priozersk region