Karelia is an attractive place.
Karelia / Karjala
The Republic of Karelia is situated in the Northwest of Russia; it is a part of the Northwestern Federal District of the Russian Federation. It was founded on June 8, 1920 when the Soviet Government signed the Decree on the founding of the Karelian Autonomous District that was named the Karelian Labour Commune. On July 25, 1923 it was transformed into Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, and on March 31, 1940 – into Karelian-Finnish SSR.