I have noticed the presence of Protestant churches in Karelia before and was, if not stuck, then certainly surprised to see them in this monoculture land. Today Alexandra sent me a link to an article about the Catholic church in Petrozavodsk, Karelia’s capital. The story is in the form of an interview with Father Eugene Heinrichs. Those into the subject may want to read it. Those really interested in the social and political situation may even ask me for an English summary.