St. John’s Kaukola Church in Sevastyanovo located on the Karelian Isthmus, Leningrad Oblast, is a finalist and award winner at the Land of Kalevala international festival in the Ethnic Object nomination! Lately, the church building has been attracting tourists visiting the region. 10 years ago the church was in ruins. It was restored by the efforts of a Lutheran pastor and volunteers. The congregation would like to thank all of the volunteers and benefactors who have been instrumental in the preservation of this beautiful architectural heritage.