Museum of Regional Studies
Besides exhibitions on trade between Russia's north and the Byzantine world, the history of the city and regional trades, this excellent...
Statue of Yury Andropov
Unveiled to protests and arrests in 2005, a youthful statue of Yury Andropov commemorates the USSR’s 1982–84 supremo and chief of...
Multilingual agency that can help arrange fishing, skiing and adventure tours around Karelia.
This local chain’s nine (!) locations in Petrozavodsk are constantly packed, thanks to hip decor and an eclectic menu – where else can...
Ploshchad Lenina information
The circular pl Lenina is the original heart of neoclassical Petrozavodsk, skirted by matching semicircular buildings built in 1784. In its centre is a 1933 statue of Lenin , who seems to be striking a 'My Heart Will Go On' pose (cue the musical stylings of Celine Dion). Steps pass an eternal flame into the pretty riverside park, from where a bridge crosses to the surprisingly grand facade of the former Alexandrovskiy Ironworks, now part of the vast Onezhskiy Tractor Factory .