Category Archives: People

Life of Ivan the Terrible in the Alexander settlement

3 December 1564 Ivan the terrible left Moscow and moved to the Alexander settlement. Almost two decades of capital, cultural and political center of the state was the suburban residence of the king. 1 Long road. In early December 1564 Ivan the terrible began to behave very strangely: he visited the capital’s churches and monasteries, […]

Indigenous peoples of Karelia: the Karelians

The Karelians are the indigenous people of Karelia, who lived on these lands for hundreds of years. In addition to the common name different ethnic groups Karel preserved their self-designation. So, in the Central and Northern regions of Karelia they call themselves «karyalane», in the Ladoga area – «livvikane», and in the Onega country – […]