Leningrad Oblast, in the North-West of Russia, is a region that in terms of the area it covers is comparable with certain European states. Here you’ll find monuments of history and architecture that preserve memories of ancient tribes that settled these lands, Medieval crusades and wars for lordship over these strategically important territories. An outlet onto the Baltic Sea, rivers in the valleys of which archaeologists to this day continue to find valuable artefacts. The region is also home to Lake Ladoga – the largest freshwater lake in Europe, which lovers of ecological tourism travel from all over the world. The natural environment here has a unique charm, and the rich cultural heritage of the region draws an incredibly varied range of travellers.