Nature

The Ruskeala marble quarry

Ruskeala is a mysterious and mountainous region located in the very heart of the Republic of Karelia. It is home to a majestic canyon edged by snow-white cliffs that once served as a marble quarry. Workers however stopped extracting this cold stone and nowadays the canyon is considered a natural site. This huge bowl, once carved out by human hands, is now half full of the purest subterranean emerald-toned waters. The old, abandoned quarry is now a destination for tourists with a scenic two-kilometre trail passing along the edge of the canyon. RTG TV host Igor Maximenko checked out this route to see what all of the hype was about. 

Director Elena Nupreychik

Presenter Igor' Maksimenko

Year 2013

Duration 00:23:57

Director Elena Nupreychik

Presenter Igor' Maksimenko

Ruskeala is a mysterious and mountainous region located in the very heart of the Republic of Karelia. It is home to a majestic canyon edged by snow-white cliffs that once served as a marble quarry. Workers however stopped extracting this cold stone and nowadays the canyon is considered a natural site. This huge bowl, once carved out by human hands, is now half full of the purest subterranean emerald-toned waters. The old, abandoned quarry is now a destination for tourists with a scenic two-kilometre trail passing along the edge of the canyon. RTG TV host Igor Maximenko checked out this route to see what all of the hype was about. 

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