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President Putin Arrived in the Republic of Karelia

Today President Putin has arrived by ship from St.Petersburg at Valaam island, located in the Ladoga lake, not far from the town of Sortavala. President is going to make a tour of the monastery and the monuments of ancient architecture. The Head of the Government Sergey Katanandov said that the leadership of the republic was ready to show other landmarks of the republic as well.

Then Vladimir Putin is planning to visit Kizhi island to get familiar with the masterpieces of the wooden architecture of the Russian North. His stay will last for a few days. In his itinerary there is also the Shuiskaya Chupa residence, situated not far from the capital of the republic.

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