Another hidden treasure of Kandalaksha: The Garkotin Publishing House

34This typical 1950s house is occupied by one of several of Kandalaksha’s puplishers, Vasily Garkotin. Alexandra ran into him in her search for an A3 size scanner needed to preserve a pre-war map of older Kandalaksha (see the “Japan” district) for posterity. It turned out that the owner, Mr. Garkotin, was an enthusiast for keeping and restoring the past too, and something of a museum is hiding in this standard cottage.

I will not inflict any more of my barbaric English on you but borrow and share a few photos from Alexandr’a LiveJournal instead.

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Computer repair (and related)

One excellent software expert here whose turnaround is fast, and fees are very reasonable too. Since he works unofficially I won’t release his info but talk to me and I’ll put you in touch. One expert in site maintenance and promotion with a particular liking for widgets and gadget. Cartriges can be filled at Sovetskaya 1а. Of course if you need figuring your way around WordPress, damn be the day I heared the name, talk to me. The nature of my work requires that I know who does what, and it is easier for me to answer a question once in a while than to describe this town’s somewhat convoluted IT scene. Still better than in Moscow, flooded with pretenders. We had a sequence of computer problems shortly before leaving Moscow, and our advice not to bother with Moscow so-called experts is based experience more extensive than we ever wished for.

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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