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Lake Onega is the second largest lake in Europe (after nearby Lake Ladoga) and is today part of Russia's Republic of Karelia although the area (near Finland) has changed hands several times over the centuries. Lake Onega is dotted by more than 1,600 islands, including Kizhi Island. Kizhi is famous for its 18th-century wooden Orthodox churches, several of which are included in the Kizhi pogost UNESCO World Heritage Site. www.atlasobscura.com/places/kizhi-island
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