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I want to express, in the name of Asteria Expeditions and our 8 clients that this cruise was exceptional and was highly appreciated. All my clients have traveled worldwide in luxury accommodations and this is a real 5 star deluxe!
Paul Loose, Travel Director, Asteria Expeditions
The Soviets knew how to collect things. They simply ordered it so. In the 1960s, they ordered many nearby ancient wooden homes, windmills, and churches transported to Kizhi Island. Located in Lake Onega in the republic of Karelia, today Kizhi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an
astounding array of characteristic Russian architecture. The 16th-century St. Lazarus church of the Muromsky Monastery is one of oldest wooden chapels in Russia. Drafty though it may be, the 22-dome Transfiguration Cathedral, a log structure standing 120 feet tall, was built in 1714 without a single nail.