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Ladoga - the largest lake in Europe

Lake Ladoga (Russian: Ла́дожское о́зеро) is a freshwater lake located in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia just outside the outskirts of Saint Petersburg. It is the largest lake in Europe, and the 14th largest lake by area in the world.

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The island in the Gulf of Riga - Ruhnu

Ruhnu (Swedish: Runö) is an island situated in the Gulf of Riga in the Baltic Sea.
It belongs to Estonia and is an administrative part of Saare County.
At 11.9 km2 it has currently less than 100, mostly ethnic Estonian permanent inhabitants.
Prior to 1944 it was for centuries populated by ethnic Swedes and traditional Swedish law was used.


For the coldest winter months, taking a plane might be only way to get there.

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