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Jul 22, 2018 - Traveling on

Kizhi is a small Island at the top of Onega Lake, the second largest lake in Europe. A tour around the island took us through the open air museum of wooden architecture, hundreds of years old. Plenty of activities on board keep us occupied - yesterday's highlight was a Vodka Show with plenty of different varieties to try and typical Russian snacks to go with them.

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Oct 3, 2014 - Kizhi Island

Cruised overnight and then stopped at Kizhi island around 8.30am. The entire island is a UNESCO site with only a small rural settlement left. The two remaining churches sre reputed to have built without a single nail. At the time of contruction 10 nails were the same price as a cow! Apart from the fact it was freezing with the wind blowing it was an interesting stop.

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Jul 22, 2011 - Kizhi Island

July 22, Friday, Kizhi Island We awoke again to bright sun and warm weather.  As usual, we have sailed through the night making much headway.  We are reaching the north part of the Volga-Baltic Waterway, and have come through the Vytegra River, having descended through 5 locks in the early morning hours, and enter the final lock during breakfast, completing a 242 ft drop in about 20 miles.  There is a fair amount of oil tanker traffic through this portion of the waterway, and many piles of birch logs along the sides of the river waiting to...

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