Publications About Finland and Karelia

From 2014 to 2020 I have published 20+ articles about Finland, Karelia and the north in various formats: from posts in popular groups in Facebook to live reports about life in Finnish cottage and interviews with locals. I also told about Finland to 30+ people in a lecture in the largest Moscow outdoor store Sport-Marafon.

18 publications

9 media/blogs


Publications & Blogs

The Ultimate Guide to Petrozavodsk — 4 articles are on the way for the blog of travel agency Golden Ring of Karelia

What to Do in Finland: 13 Ideas for Outdoor Activities — 8000 views

Finland: What Do You Need to Know Before You Go There — 16,000 views, 27 comments

Helsinki for the Week: Big City Guide

Where to Go, if You are Digital Nomad — 4. Italy, Finland, Montenegro, India, Russia

Outdoors in Finland. How Everything Works

Outdoors in Finland. National Parks and Other Places to Go in the Nature

Summer in Karelia. The Guide to Russian and Finnish Parts — 6000 views

In a Country of Lakes and Woods. Reportage of 3 Weeks Volunteering in Finnish Cottage

Life in Travels of Finnish Actor Ville Haapasalo — 4000 views

How to Prepare Yourself to Winter Cold and Survive Until the Next Summer: Learn from Finns! — 3000 views

Honest Article About Moving to Saint Petersburg and Trips to Finland From There — 5000 views

Finland in Russian Language by a Local — 3000 views

The Rules of Life in Lapland Photographer — 8000 views

Posts in Facebook

News about Helsinki Inviting IT-specialists to Test the City — 25 letters to my direct messages

Invitation to my lecture about Finland shared by Visit Finland — 40 likes


The Personal Guide to Finnish Wilderness For Hikers With Sense of Humor — 100+ pages eBooks is on the way

Free PDF-guides to Finland and Helsinki by Arrivo Media, digital advertising agency in Moscow

Video lecture

Wild Finland. Learning from Finns, How to Love Nature and Their Sense of Humor — 1148 views

Finnish Travel Experience in Numbers

  • 5 Finnish Schengen visas
  • 10 trips in Finland: 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • 3 trips of one month each
  • 3,5 months in the country totally
  • 3 weeks in Helsinki
  • 6 other cities: Tampere, Turku, Lahti, Kouvola, Joensuu, Lappeenranta
  • 3 villages: Sysma, Pieksamaki, Savitaipole
  • 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter
  • 10 different roles: postcrosser, backpacker, couchsurfer, eco-volunteer, hiker, Airbnb user, writer, journalist, lector, guide
  • 4 national parks: Nooksio, Koli, Paijanne, Southern Konnevesi
  • 1 Finnish Writers Residency in Villa Sarkia, Sysma
  • 1 membership in Nuoren Voiman Liitto
  • 10 types of transport: cars, BlaBlaCar, hitchhiking, bicycles, Sijia Line, VR, Onnibus/Matkahuolto, hiking, boating, swimming
  • 2 weeks in cottage in the woods no going to civilization
  • 4 days alone in that cottage
  • 10s kg of berries, mushrooms and other superfood
  • 100s posts in Instagram
  • 1000s photos in iPhone needed to separate
  • Finnish sauna!
  • …and swimming in the lake in +10 °C!

Portfolio: English, Russian, Outdoor publications, Dolomites, 156 interviews