In my mind, the most exciting thing to see in Archangelsk is a British Tank Mark V from World War I. How it got here beats me. Did it break through German lines in France and simply through lack of orders keep going until it ran out of gas in northern Russia? How did it manage to go so far on one tank of gas? How did the German air force and army not even notice the tank plodding ever forward on its epic journey across nearly all of Europe? Disappointingly though, it’s enclosed in glass. You may not take it for a spin.
The Small Korela Wooden Architecture and Folk Art Museum comes highly rated. It’s unclear if: the museum is small in number of buildings, if it’s buildings are actually small as in three-feet tall, or if it’s named after Ms. Korela Wooden who was small. If you go, please let me know.
Visit Archangelsk Gastiry Dvory, This museum tells the story of the area through stone objects, bone carvings, Middle Ages’ stuff, church icons, and other stuff. This is a must-see stop for lovers of stuff.
People who love to ride horses should go on the Horse Lovers Tours. The name says it all, doesn’t it?
Jazz lovers will feel at home at Jazz Club JAZZ WORKSHOP. I don’t know why jazz workshop is completely capitalized. Perhaps their caps-lock button got stuck.
Similarly, lovers of puppet theater, must visit the Puppet Theater.
Many fine churches and monasteries adorn Archangelsk. Be sure to visit the Holy Trinity Antony of Siya.
Northern Tourist Company provides a multi-day historical-and-heritage tours.
As always, “Good eating. Good traveling.” See the city’s points of interest, the countryside, and snow.
– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef
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