Abandoned village in Karelia, Russia (was Finland) (unverified)

The abandoned village of Pegrema, Republic of Karelia, Russia. This beautiful example of the wooden architecture was abandoned after the Russian Revolution.

Swedish poster for recruiting Swedes to come and fight for Finland against Russia.

“Finland’s cause is ours! For a bigger battle join the Volunteer Corps”- Swedish poster responding to the Soviet invasion of Finland

Fallen Finnish soldiers are transported back home where they will get a proper burial 1941-1944

Fallen Finnish soldiers are transported back home where they will get a proper burial

Finnish people evacueted quickly from their villages in Carelia, summer 1944. photo from War Archives (SA) Finland

Finnish people evacueted quickly from their villages in Carelia, summer photo from War Archives (SA) Finland

The transformation of Finland

(The Russian Bear has always been chasing after The Finnish Maiden - Suomi Neito - as Finns call their country by the shape of it.

Nearly a half million Finns were forced to evacuate in the Winter War 1939-1940.Escape the sub-zero temperatures Horse-drawn sleighs allowed to move in the middle of snowdrifts. - Lähes puoli miljoonaa suomalaista joutui evakkoon talvisodassa 1939-1940. PAKOON PAKKASELLA Hevosten vetämät reet mahdollistivat liikkumisen hankien keskellä. - Finland

Nearly a half million Finns were forced to evacuate in the Winter War…

Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951) Vapaussodan ylipäällikkö 1918, Eero Järnefelt 1933 - Suvirannan vuosina Järnefelt vakiinnutti asemansa yhtenä Suomen johtavista taiteilijoista,hän sai tehtäväkseen yhä enemmän merkkihenkilöiden muotokuvia,kuten suuret kenraali Gustaf Mannerheimin edustuskuvat (1922, Valtioneuvosto, ja 1933, Kymin Paperiteollisuus Oy, Kuusankoski).

Eero Järnefelt 1922 Portrait of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim The sixth president of Finland

Finnish child evacuees arriving in Sweden - Winter War

Finnish child evacuees arriving in Sweden - Winter War


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