Karelia is a millennium period way over the lakes and kilometres of taiga. From Varangians and Greeks, fishermen and brigands, to Peter the Great and Andrew the Apostle, this land of glaciers and legends has hosted the main characters of European history. We will see the vast Ladoga lake from a height of Yeleon mountain in Valaam and visit the mines of marble. We will ski through snowy Taiga like giants in Karelian Kalevala legend, and we will listen to fireplace guitar songs.
— how the marble extracted in ancient Swedish quarry got on the floor of Saint Isaac’s and Kazan Cathedrals;
— what differs Ladoga skerries from fjords and why they have a «sheepback»;
— what dishes are served in Valaam monastery refectory;
— what Finno-Ugric tribes sought from forest spirits marking pine trees with «karsikko» nicks.