Abandoned village in Karelia, Russia (part of former Finland) Heartbreaking.

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

The land ceded to the Soviet Union by Finland at the end of the Winter War in 1939. (in red). This ceded territory totaled around ten percent of Finland's land area and twenty percent of its industrial capacity.

Areas ceded by Finland to the Soviet Union after the Winter War in 1940 and the Continuation War in The Porkkala land lease was returned to Finland in Finland covered an area of approximately sq mi) before the handover

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

Some of the Finnish troops who took back Viipuri (Vyborg). August 1941.

Some of the Finnish troops who took back Viipuri (Vyborg). August Viipuri is FINLAND.

Some of the Finnish troops who took back Viipuri (Vyborg). August 1941.

Some of the Finnish troops who took back Viipuri (Vyborg). August Viipuri is FINLAND.

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

Wyborg Castle, Finnland

It used to be in Finland but after the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union Karelia, where the castle is located, became part of the Soviet Union, nowadays Russia.

Johannes. Carelia (Finland)

Johannes. Carelia (Finland)

Vyborg (Viipuri) - in the time it belonged to Finland

Vyborg (Viipuri) - in the time it belonged to Finland

The city of Viipuri (called Vyborg by the Soviets). It was the second largest city in Finland, until it was ceded to the USSR in 1940. This photo was taken on 30 August 1941, after its liberation. The city would fall again to the Soviet Union after the Red Army's 1944 Karelian Offensive. It is now part of the Russian Federation.

The city of Viipuri (called Vyborg by the Soviets). It was the second largest…

Viipuri market square. Date unknown.

Viipuri market square. Date unknown.

Viipuri train station in the 1930s. From the Russian language Viipuri Wikipedia page. File:Asematori-Viipuri.jpg

Viipuri train station in the From the Russian language Viipuri Wikipedia page.

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