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LENINGRAD REGION

ABOUT 2,000 LAKES, INCLUDING LADOGA, THE BIGGEST LAKE IN EUROPE

Leningrad Region
the historic region of Ingria

more than 5200 sightseeing and historical sites

The Leningrad Region is an incredibly beautiful region, the territory of which is carefully preserved the history of the Russian state from its very sources. Numerous memories of history and culture, including those included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, hospitably meet travelers from all over the world

Get in

The main border crossings are at Narva/Ivangorod for Estonia and along the main Helsinki–Vyborg highway for Finland. Most visitors to the region arrive via Saint Petersburg's airport or rail terminals. The region is also a convenient stop in Russia for travelers heading on to the Baltic states.

Visa information

Russia has agreements with scores of countries whose citizens are either exempt from visa, or can purchase a visa online. Citizens of countries without such an agreement with Russia must obtain a visa in advance from a Russian diplomatic mission or visa centre.

Travel Guide of Leningrad Region

You must visit the ancient Russian village of Staraya Ladoga where Prince Rurik began his rule. The region's population includes dozens of nationalities, including endangered indigenous peoples: Votes, Izhors and Veps. In the old European town of Vyborg, you can feel the Scandinavian spirit. Pilgrims travel to worship the Tikhvin Icon of The Mother of God.