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Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Posted on March 5, 2017 by tim

100 years ago scientists and anthropologists from St. Petersburg travelled to Russian Karelia – a Northern region bordering Finland on the west. Here are the photos of people and nature they took while on this trip. The first one is a woman in a boat.  Some photos look like they are from some fairy tale.

Kalevala, two professional “criers” women who cry when something happens.

Another crier.

Kalevala town – young people enjoying a party.

Kalevala town, three young women.

Knyazhnaia Guba

The same place, pictured from the mountain.

Also the same place but now fishing.

Women fishing with nets.

Anastacia – a young wife with her three kids and mother in law.


More relatives.


Two sisters – Efimia and Maria.

During the weekend, two friends – Alexei Seredin and Saikko Simo. Some people have Russian names – some people have Finnish names.

Olanga, view of the island.

Olanga, boat on the river.

Olanga, people wish farewell to the travellers.

Olanga, drying fish.

Olanga. A house owner and her barn.

Two Olanga sisters.

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2 responses to “Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago”

  1. Robert Norway says:

    Great Collection. I have many times been thinking about the huge forests of Karelia, what a hard life they must have had, and how much fantastic history must have been forgotten in all those lakes, marshes and forests.

  2. Alper says:

    Beautiful Finnish women!

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