Petrozavodsk City

Petrozavodsk City at a glance

Petrozavodsk is a city located in the northwestern part of Russia, the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Karelia, standing on the shores of Lake Onega. The City Day in Petrozavodsk is celebrated on the last Saturday of June, in honor of the liberation of the city from the Finnish army during the Second World War. Kukkovka hill (193 meters) is the highest point in the city.

The climate of Petrozavodsk city area is continental, with some features of marine climate. Winters are long and mild, summers are short and cool. The average temperature in January is minus 9.3 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 17 degrees Celsius. Petrozavodsk is located about 1028 km north of Moscow, 428 km north-east of St. Petersburg, about 350 km east of Finland by roads. 

Petrozavodsk has the status of the historic city of Russia. On the territory of Petrozavodsk, there are 31 ancient settlements, the oldest of which is about 8,000 years old. The National Archive of the Republic of Karelia, founded in 1918, is a large depository of ancient documents.

Famous University: Petrozavodsk State University

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