What to see in Sudnozero
The graveyard of Sudnozero is one of the most impressive in Viena Karelia. Unfortunately, much of it was damaged or destroyed in the 1950s and 1960s when factory workers from nearby Kem, sent to the village to cut hay, stole icons and tore down crosses and wooden shelters on the graves for firewood. The village was vacant at the time, but hay was cut there for the cattle on the collective farm in Voknavolok.
This house, the oldest in Sudnozero, was built by Hökkä-Petri in 1813, and was where I. K. Inha and K. F. Karjalainen stayed while in the village. At the time of their visits, the master of this house, considered the wealthiest in the village, was Hökkä-Iivana, whom Inha mistakenly referred to as Petri in the caption of his photograph.