Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

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.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

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

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Another crier.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Kalevala town – young people enjoying a party.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Kalevala town, three young women.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Knyazhnaia Guba

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

The same place, pictured from the mountain.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Also the same place but now fishing.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Women fishing with nets.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

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

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

More relatives.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Kovdozero.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Two sisters – Efimia and Maria.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

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

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Olanga, view of the island.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Olanga, boat on the river.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Olanga, people wish farewell to the travellers.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Olanga, drying fish.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Olanga. A house owner and her barn.

Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago

Two Olanga sisters.

Hope you liked those photos!

2 thoughts on “Travelling to Karelia 100 years ago”

  1. 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.

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