The island of Kizhi is home to one of Russia's oldest open-air museums, which is characterized by beautifully preserved wooden structures. The best know of these are a pair of churches in the Kizhi Pogost, an entirely wooden mini-settlement that made the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1990.
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Travel Through the Former USSR in the Footsteps of This Literary Power Couple
The former USSR attracted a steady stream of artists and writers from the West who were keen to find out what life there was really like. French luminaries Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir were no exception, and traveled extensively throughout the region. Follow in their footsteps with this country-by-country itinerary.
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