Karelia to Create Cross-Border Tourism Cluster With Finland

The authorities of the Republic of Karelia, together with representatives of Finland, intend to create a cross-border tourism cluster, the objects in which will be unique samples of primitive monumental rock art that are supposed to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, TASS reports. 

Picture: Uzbek Information Website

According to the Head of the republic, Artur Parfenchikov, the creation of the cluster is aimed at the development of cultural, historical and ecological tourism. The Head expressed the interest of the authorities of Karelia in the fact that Scandinavian tourists come to the north of the republic and said that the agreement has already been concluded with partners from the eastern territories of Finland.

It is planned that the new tourism cluster will include eastern Finland, northeastern Finland, and northern Karelia, the White Sea coast with unique display objects such as the Solovetsky Monastery and petroglyphs. It is noted that the petroglyphs of Karelia are unique examples of primitive monumental rock art. It is also specified that a group of petroglyphs on the White Sea was discovered in 1926 and has 470 figures, while another group of petroglyphs, located on the eastern shore of Lake Onega, has more than 1.2 thousand images.

Ru-Main, 23.03.2021 

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