Russian Castles: Vyborg

On that day, our targets were the Russian castle Vyborg and the landscape park Monrepo.

The castle of Viborg in Russia.

We left St. Petersburg for Vyborg, the ancient city located near the Finnish border. It was early morning, and the ring road around St. Petersburg was empty. We had an auto-transmission Peugeot 206 with the usual acceleration for these cars. Although, I must confess that this one was a little bit quicker, especially when I found a button “S” at the transmission box. I pressed it, and the sound of the engine gradually changed to a rumble. I pressed the accelerator, and we almost flew over the ground. 🙂 Oh, I understood then, that “S” was for “Sport” mode.

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Russian Winter on Volga

That winter was very cold in Russia. We met the New Year 2011 at a temperature -27°C, sometime -30°C, near the historic town of Uglich on the river of Volga where Dmitry, the 8-year-old son of the Russian tzar, Ivan the Terrible, was killed in 1591.

Russian winter

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The same face :-)


Sometime ago, we rested in the Mishkino Podvorie hotel near the town of Mishkin in Russia. It was -27 degree Celsius. All the cats were very fluffy 🙂

More about Russia:
Abandoned Estate, Bazhenov’s Church, and Abandoned Aircraft: All in One Place
Unique Abandoned Russian Church in Yaropolec
Russian Castle Muromtsevo. Almost Buried Wonder