The Best Russian Books in English

Forget War and Peace: this blog offers reviews of fun and interesting Russian books in English, links to their Amazon pages, interviews with new and upcoming Russian authors, with the emphasis on Russian genre fiction: LitRPG, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, romance, mystery and other popular reads.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Holiday Travel Season: Karelia, Russia

Karelia is an area in the North of Europe in the neighborhood of Europe's two largest lakes: Lake Ladoga and Lake Onego (Onega). It was originally inhabited by fishing and hunting Finno-Ugric tribes who settled in Karelia circa 7000 BC as the planet emerged from the last ice age. By 1000 BC, Karelian people knew ferrous metallurgy, as well as agriculture and livestock rearing.

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