The Leningrad Region is located in the
North-West of the Russian Federation.
The area covers more than 84,000 km2, includes
more than 5,200 cultural heritage sites, 65 local history museums, 2 palaces and park ensembles,
186 manor complexes and 6 medieval fortresses. The
UNESCO World Heritage List includes 23 sites located
on the territory of the Leningrad Region.
It is the closest region of Russia to the EU, bordering
the Republic of Finland in the North-West and
the Republic of Estonia in the West. The “Corridor”
between St. Petersburg and the Republic of Finland
includes a part of the Karelian Isthmus, namely
the Vyborg and Vsevolozhsk districts.