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Kem

  Most tourists who go to Kem go there to get a ferry to the Solovetsky Islands.  To be fair this really is the main attraction to the city and it is probably not worth spending a night in Kem en route to the islands if you don’t need to. However should you find yourself with a few hours to spare in Kem there are nevertheless some nice sights worth seeing in the city before you get on your ferry.

Kem


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Кемь
Status
City and administrative centre of the Kem District of the Republic of Karelia
Location
On the River Kem
Distance
410km north of Petrozavodsk; 1,405km north of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
12,191 people (2014)
Founded
15th century
Official Website
http://kem.onego.ru/kem/