If we are located at one of the furthest points from the centre of Russia, we will reach the Karelian region, and if we move specifically to the Leningrad Oblast, at the most perimeter possible, we will reach Viborg.
This is a border city that separates Russia from Scandinavia and is therefore an important point that, throughout history, has been the cause of disputes between nations. In fact, Viborg recently belonged legally to Finland but was conquered by the Soviet Union in 1944, during the Second World War.
In addition to all these characteristics that make Viborg a special city, there is something that distinguishes it from any other city in Russia, making it a unique place that is really worth visiting.
Viborg is completely abandoned. Beautiful stone buildings, majestic constructions and the vestiges of what was once a lively city that housed a picturesque and grandiose population have been forgotten since the last fifty years here.
And not only that, but under the pretext of avoiding dangerous collapses, several of these historical buildings have been demolished, with the real aim of constructing new and modern buildings, leaving behind the whole legacy of the city of Viborg.