Republic of Karelia
On July 25, 1923 it was transformed into the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, and on March 31, 1940 - into the Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic.
On July 16, 1958, the Republic reacquired the status of the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Since November 13, 1991 it has been the Republic of Karelia.
The Republic covers an area of 180.5 thousand square kilometers. The western border of Karelia coincides with the state border of Russia and Finland and extends for 798 km.
38% of the territory of Karelia belongs to the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
There are over 60 thousand lakes and 23 thousand rivers in the region.
Balls with ancient ornaments of the peoples of Karelia, garlands from bags with a unique pattern and of course saw cuts of the famous Karelian birch - Karelian designers represented the most recognizable symbols of the region in the New Year decoration of the fir tree.
The interactive platform "Olonets games of Ded Morozes" will work at the RUSSIA EXPO. The winter festival is scheduled for December 21.
Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Karelia Elissan Shandalovich urged his fellow countrymen to support Karelia on the portal "Achievements.RF".