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Monastery in Totma

Saviour-Sumorin Monastery

Enough to give a taste of its former grandeur, the evocative remains of this monastery are bleakly derelict, in sharp contrast to the beautifully tended football field next to it. Its neoclassical Ascension Cathedra…
Museum in Totma

Seafarers’ Museum

Located within the Church of the Entry into Jerusalem, this museum highlights Totma’s unlikely contributions to marine exploration (one-fifth of all Russian mid-18th-century expeditions originated here) and the disc…
Russian in Totma

Pechki-Lavochki

The decor at Totma's best restaurant is rustic folklore, complete with embroidered tablecloths, national dress and a random stuffed seagull. The menu runs the gamut from solyanka (pickled vegetable soup) and salads …
Museum in Totma

Kuskov Museum

Beyond the beautifully proportioned Church of the Nativity of Christ (Церковь Рождества Христова) and just off ul Lenina, this small log house is the birthplace of Ivan Kuskov (1765–1823), a wooden-legged explorer o…
Church in Totma

Church of the Entry into Jerusalem

Totma's most striking church, with six onion domes and a partially-restored interior. Dates from 1774.
Cafe in Totma

Cafe Lyubava

Offers cheap eats in simple surrounds.