Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Petrozavodsk

Fine Arts Museum

Besides the permanent exhibitions that feature medieval icons, and folk art such as embroidery, weaving and birch-bark creations, there's a collection of 18th-century Russian Masters that includes a dark and creepy …
Museum in Petrozavodsk

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 museum (with English captioning) introduces you to the mysteries of ancient st…
Park in Petrozavodsk

Lakeside Promenade

On a fine summer's day, scores of strolling families, rollerbladers and cyclists take to the Lake Onega promenade – an appealing park area scattered liberally with summer cafes serving shashlyk (meat kebab) and beer…
Square in Petrozavodsk

Ploshchad Lenina

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. Steps pass an eternal flame into the pret…
Monument in Petrozavodsk

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 Petrozavodsk’s Komsomol (Communist Party youth wing) some 50 years earlier. Andropov …
Museum in Petrozavodsk

Puppet House

A remarkable and somewhat creepy collection of handmade creations by one of Russia’s foremost puppet mistresses. Storybook heroes, mythological creatures and folk-tale evil-doers are re-created here and each doll is…
Monument in Petrozavodsk

Statue of Peter the Great

Close to the hydrofoil terminal is a jaunty statue of Peter the Great pointing to the spot where Petrozavodsk would be founded.
Notable Building in Petrozavodsk

Onezhskiy Tractor Factory

One of the oldest factories in Russia, this strikingly grand building first opened for business in 1703.