Statue of Yury Andropov
Unveiled to protests and arrests in 2005, a very youthful statue of Yury Andropov commemorates the USSR’s 1982–84 supremo who had been...
Low-rise pl Lenina is the original heart of neoclassical Petrozavodsk, skirted by matching semicircular buildings built in 1784. In the...
Pre-Cambrian Geology Museum
A favourite for those with rocks in their head. Nonspecialist tourists should think twice before dropping in and disturbing the busy...
The top place for classical music and ‘sympho-jazz’.
This local chain’s six (!) locations in Petrozavodsk are constantly packed, thanks to hip decor and enforced eclecticism: where else can...
Lonely Planet review
This large student-oriented basement beneath the Philharmonia offers entertainment as varied as the clientele, with revolving theme evenings ranging from jazz to folk to indie, with iPod-battles to boot. Free movies on Sundays.