Standard souvenirs

souvenirsSeveral shelves of shouvenirs have been noticed in the Belomorye hotel in Kandalaksha. It is the one on the main square, with the view onto the glorious T-34 tank.

Given that these days I can’t afford to scare potential clients away I won’t say what I think of the souvenir-buying type. I will even promote this shabby genre, as I’m not doing.

If, however, you are after something ore than perfunctory plates and mugs with views onto the sea, the place to look is The Symbiosis Arts & Crafts Gallery.

But for the matreshka-buying types Hotel Belomorye has perhaps the best collection in town.

Pomor clothing

“Bagryanitsa” is run by or is closely associated with the Orthodox Church of St. Nina. They make these elaborate garments for the priests but also reconstructs old-style Pomor clothing. If you are into souvenir shopping that’s the place to consider.

Located on Ulitsa Frunze 9, +7 911 301 3797, +7 911 305 0721,

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