A painting by Akseli Gallen Kallela: Symposion. Characters from the left: Akseli Gallen-Kallela himself (a. Axel Gallén) and composers Oskar Merikanto, Robert Kajanus and Jean Sibelius, trying to solve the mystery of life and the art.
Former Lutheran Church in Priozersk / Käksisalmi, last used 1944. Finland was forced to cede Käkisalmi to the Soviet Union in the 13.3.1940 Moscow Peace Treaty. During the Continuation War (1941 - 1944) Finland re-took Käkisalmi and its population returned to rebuild the town, but they were again evacuated in the Evacuation of #Finnish Karelia at the close of the WWII. In the last Finnish year 1939 Käkisalmi had a population of 5083.
One of the most famous castles in the world Olavinlinna in Finland was built to protect the country from an invasion by Russia It is the northernmost medieval stone fortress still standing in the world.