Map of Karelia and page on it's history (which I haven't even really delved into myself)
Vyborg (Viipuri) Castle. This town was a Finnish town before being taken over by the Soviets during the Second World War.
CARELIA, CEDED PART OF CARELIA! (KARJALA) Once part of Finland, today belonging to Russia. My family roots.
Marsalkka Carl Gustav Mannerheim - Viipuri 1939
Kuolemajärvi #Lutheran Church. Built in 1903, destroyed in 1939. Kuolemajärvi was ceded to #Russia at the end of #WWII
The Terijoki Church, today on the Russian side after the war | Лютеранская церковь в Териоках / Terijoen kirkko
Kuolemajärven kansallispuku. Kuolemajärvi's folk costume. Karelian. Finland.