Russian North. Kenozere

Kenozere — specially protected natural area in the Arkhangelsk region, which has preserved centuries-old history and culture of the Russian North. Kenozere settled on 46 villages with a population of 2.6 million people. Kenozersky landscape — a huge museum of Russian wooden architecture in the open-air arena with up to 60 places of worship.

Here there are also unique to the North ensemble XVII century Porzhenskogo graveyard, surrounded by a wooden fence with towers, and the most compact in Russia chapel "Cross" at the village Tiryshkina and Pochozersky temple ensemble XVII — XVIII centuries, which consists of a tent church Origin Honest Trees of Christ, Church of the Finding of the Head of John the Baptist and the bell tower, the combined dining room and the transitions in the village Filippovskaya. 

Total area has about 300 lakes, rivers and streams. Among them are a true gem — Kenozero, which is the most interesting attraction. The process of development of the territory, accompanied by the emergence of new villages in the area Kenozero to the middle of the XVI century, has been completed. And in the next century settlement system here has not changed much.

In 1991, in the southwest of the Arkhangelsk region, near the border with the Republic of Karelia was formed by the National Park "Kenozersky." It was created in order to preserve the natural, historic and cultural complex, rich in architectural monuments with numerous natural attractions.

On the shores of Lake Kenozero born many wonderful Russian folk tales and fairy tales. Kenozerye epic folklore treasure deposited a huge legacy of the 83 surviving epics. It is here at the end of the XIX century was written by a lot of tales about the Russian Knights. At the southern end of the park is the second largest, bright and wide lake Lekshmozero. Not far away, in the town Maselga, there is another unique place — long and narrow rocky ridge.

It is the watershed between the basins of White and Baltic seas. Coniferous forests covering about 1,000 km? the park, make the local air amazingly clean. Flora National Park has about 550 species of plants, many of which are listed in the Red Book. Artists call this region the "Northern Switzerland nineteenth century."

Village Vershinino

View on Vershinino with Kenozero

Park visitor center

Gate

Snowy lane

Rural worker

The road to the temple

For the hay on the lake

Winter Park Architecture

The Hut in the snow

Kenozero given

Peasant weekdays

Ambarnyi series

Memorial cross

Asleep in the deep snow

Traditional hedge

The chapel on Ryzhkovo

St. Nicholas Chapel

In the chapel of St. Nicholas

Night schedule

Night in the yard

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A horse

The lights of home

18th century graveyard fence

Panorama Vershinino

Village Zehnovo

Frozen landscape

Porzhensky churchyard

Pochezersky churchyard

The Northern Sky

Northern sun

Nordic House

A quiet evening

The chapel on Glazovo

The chapel on Filippovskaya

Girlfriends

Childish sports

Rural worker

View on Vershinino with Kenozero

Park visitor center

Gate

Snowy lane

Rural worker

The road to the temple

For the hay on the lake

Winter Park Architecture

The Hut in the snow

Kenozero given

Peasant weekdays

Ambarnyi series

Memorial cross

Asleep in the deep snow

Traditional hedge

The chapel on Ryzhkovo

St. Nicholas Chapel

In the chapel of St. Nicholas

Night schedule

Night in the yard

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A horse

The lights of home

18th century graveyard fence

Panorama Vershinino

Village Zehnovo

Frozen landscape

Porzhensky churchyard

Pochezersky churchyard

The Northern Sky

Northern sun

Nordic House

A quiet evening

The chapel on Glazovo

The chapel on Filippovskaya

Girlfriends

Childish sports

Rural worker

Lace

Konstantin Kokoshkina

On gay Kenozere

The charm of the eyes …

After the rain

Village Tiryshkina

Cultural landscapes Kenozerye

Golden Autumn on Kenozere

Kenozere

Porzhensky churchyard — a masterpiece of wooden architecture

The Church of St. Andrew, on Vedyagino

St. Nicholas Chapel

Village Tiryshkina

Magic

The house on the

Peasant weekdays

Boat Park

Pochozerskie spaces

The Chapel of the Three Saints, etc., unwrinkled

Konstantin Kokoshkina

On gay Kenozere

The charm of the eyes …

After the rain

Village Tiryshkina

Cultural landscapes Kenozerye

Golden Autumn on Kenozere

Kenozere

Porzhensky churchyard — a masterpiece of wooden architecture

The Church of St. Andrew, on Vedyagino

St. Nicholas Chapel

Village Tiryshkina

Magic

The house on the

Peasant weekdays

Boat Park

Pochozerskie spaces

The Chapel of the Three Saints, etc., unwrinkled

Ryazhevy bridge

Haystacks at Tiryshkina

View of the village from the belfry of the chapel Zehnovo

Heavenly spaces

Twilight, candles, icons, shawls, towels …

Porzhenskoe bell tower with a height of

Village Vedyagino

Porzhenskogo churchyard fence

View of the village from the belfry of the chapel Zehnovo

Heavenly spaces

Twilight, candles, icons, shawls, towels …

Porzhenskoe bell tower with a height of

Village Vedyagino

Porzhenskogo churchyard fence

Expanse of Lake Porzhenskogo

Photographs by Mikhail Kudryavtsev

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