17. In Karelia
Lana Sator's earlier adventure, which led to another mysterious revelation, took place in July 2010 while traveling from Moscow. She had traveled northwest to the Republic of Karelia, a wooded region on the border between Russia and Finland. She had been invited there by a friend who knew of her desire to explore deserted places.
It was a region full of rivers, lakes, islands and even world heritage churches. But all this was aboveground, apparently visible to all. There, in the depths of the forest, she wanted to discover a lifetime. Under the foliage and the silence of the forest was something below the surface.