Meeting with nature: Kenozerye

The virgin Russian land, Kenozerye National Park, carries its visitors back several centuries. A secluded corner of the ancient Russian North, together with all its traditions, has been preserved deep in the forests of Arkhangelsk region – far from the destructive forces of wars, revolutions, cities and roads. Here, forested hills line the sinuous shore of the enormous Lake Kenozero, broken only by the occasional village. Wooden chapels with dome-shaped ceilings, restored to their original beauty, hide among the trees. Today, >all these treasures are a haven for nature lovers and history enthusiasts.