Monthly Archives: July 2011

Moscow, Russia July 26-27

We entered the Moscow Canal during dinner last evening and proceeded through 6 more locks to Moscow where we arrived at noon.  After lunch we set off for what was mostly a bus tour of the city stopping to take … Continue reading

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Uglich, Russia

This industrial city was founded in 1148.  It flourished in the 13th and 14th centuries and was a favourite city of Ivan the terrible in the 16th century. He exiled his seventh and last wife here with his son Dmitry … Continue reading

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Yaroslavl, Russia

We are now sailing the Volga River.  Today’s stop was the City of Yaroslavl, founded in 1010 by Prince Yaroslavl on the spot where he killed a bear which is now on the city’s coat of arms. Yaroslavl is one … Continue reading

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Kuzino, Russia

We continued our cruise along the Volga-Baltic Waterway. This waterway is an extended system of lakes, rivers and canals which link the Baltic Sea with the Volga River.  There are many summer cottages and camping areas along this river system.  … Continue reading

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Kizhi Island, Russia

We arrived early this morning having entered Lake Onega late in the evening.  Kizhi Island Open Air Museum  is a UNESCO World Heritage site on the north eastern tip of Lake Onega.  It is known for its collection of wooden … Continue reading

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Mandrogi, Russia

We sailed all night from St. Petersburg  eventually entering the Svir River which we followed up to Mandrogi.   We sail very slowly and it is very peaceful on the river.  There are a few freighters carrying gravel, lumber, oil and … Continue reading

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St. Petersburg, Russia, July 17-20, 2011

The train trip from Helsinki was fast and uneventful.  We did Finnish emigration and Russian immigration on the train.  On arrival we were met by Tatiana and went to the river boat docked in the suburbs at Salt Pier. Tatiana … Continue reading

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