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Mandrogi Russian Village

Verkhniye Mandrogi Village, Verkhniye Mandrogi 187742, Russia
+7 812 347-94-04
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Great Russian village resort

Very nice displayed Russian village lifestyle . Nature untouched , clean air, gorgeous river . Food... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LavaletteM
Cruel to animals

Visited on cruise. went on the ferry to the fairy tale trail and 'rescue zoo' where sick animals... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra W
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Verkhniye Mandrogi Village, Verkhniye Mandrogi 187742, Russia
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"river cruise"
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"matryoshka dolls"
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"tourist village"
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"my wife"
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"insect repellent"
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"russian folk"
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"for sale"
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"russian sauna"
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"during wwii"
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"birch bark"
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"bbq lunch"
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"last stop"
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"unique experience"
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"christmas ornaments"
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"buy souvenirs"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice displayed Russian village lifestyle . Nature untouched , clean air, gorgeous river . Food quality beyoung imagination . Highly reccomnded to visit .

Thank LavaletteM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on cruise. went on the ferry to the fairy tale trail and 'rescue zoo' where sick animals are kept in dreadfull conditions and are clearly distressed. In the UK this 'rescue zoo' would surely be closed.

Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This was a stop for about 2 and a half hours on our Moscow to St Petersburg cruise. Some reviewers seem to have been a bit sniffy about the "tourist" element, but perhaps they didnt go beyond the first two larg outlets to the village...More

3  Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Mandrogi is a cheap version of a Russian Theme Park. Its a smattering of tourist attractions built for tourists but at the same time shows a reasonably in depth look into the Russian country culture, Met a peasant dressed gentleman outside a gift ship who...More

Thank Jack K
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I think this was our last stop on our MV Rachmananov Volga river cruise. This area was once occupied by Russian folk who were removed by the invading Nazis during WW2, and did not return. The area has been designed as a sort of tourist...More

2  Thank Gunner do
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The village was ruined during WWII and totally reconstructed It has brightly painted wooden houses windmills stables and craftsmen's shops. Also a vodka museum and a spa. They don't really seem to mesh with each other and the private homes but it is a pretty...More

Thank Marianne H
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

What some reviews seem to miss is that this is a working village for Russian craftspeople. You can observe the artists at work - baking gingerbread in ancient Russian stoves, carving birch bark into amazing jewelry and boxes, weaving wool from yarn they spun themselves,...More

3  Thank Carolyn G
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This place had a very confused identity - working village, souvenir/craft outlet, theme park, or something else? All these aspects can't work well together and I think some of the craftspeople are uncomfortable about this conflict. That said, it was interesting to see some of...More

Thank Stewart A
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

My husband and I had the very unique experience of the Russian Banya while in Mandrogy. The men and women were separated into groups and taken to the banya where we were treated to a very common Russian activity. From the very hot steamy sauna,...More

1  Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I arrived on the MS Zosima Shoshkov for a day and barbeque lunch. This stop was part of a river cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow. Highly recommend a cruise on this ship and a stop at Mandrogi for the crafts demonstrations and their wares.I...More

Thank brveteto
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gomersdaddyFlorida
15 May 2018|
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Response from Allan C | Reviewed this property |
I think that Credit Cards are acceptable for any of the more expensive craft objects and I saw a transaction being done for some beautiful clothing but they would probably prefer roubles for less expensive items like food... More
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JIMnCATHY1023
25 March 2018|
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Response from Carolyn G | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but are the berries you're thinking about golden yellow? If so, they are likely cloudberries (look kind of like golden raspberries, but with a flavour all their own). They grow in northern regions, including... More
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daryleann
5 July 2017|
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Response from MHOF | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I also had a cruise from St Pete's to Moscow and loved every single minute of it! Mandrogi is a purpose built village which comprises a selection of wooden buildings rescued from other parts of Russia. The buildings... More
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