Peace of Tartu - Finnish-Russian border, 1920. Petsamo (in red) became Finnish, whilst Repola and Porajärvi (green) were handed back to Soviet Russia.

Peace of Tartu - Finnish-Russian border, Petsamo (in red) became Finnish, whilst Repola and Porajärvi (green) were handed back to Soviet Russia.

19.03.2013 Veikko Saksi  KARELIA - STOLEN TERRITORY

19.03.2013 Veikko Saksi KARELIA - STOLEN TERRITORY

Karjala-lehti 110v.

Karjala-lehti 110v.

The Finnish Democratic Republic (Suomen kansanvaltainen tasavalta, also: Suomen kansantasavalta) was a short-lived puppet government created and recognised only by the Soviet Union. Headed by Finnish politician Otto Ville Kuusinen, the Finnish Democratic Republic was Joseph Stalin's planned means to rule Finland. It nominally operated in the parts of Finnish Karelia that were occupied by the Soviet Union during the Winter War. | Established: 1 December 1939 • Disestablished: 12 March 1940.

The Finnish Democratic Republic (Suomen kansanvaltainen tasavalta, also: Suomen kansantasavalta) was a short-lived puppet government created and recognised only by the Soviet Union. Headed by Finnish politician Otto Ville Kuusinen, the Finnish Democratic Republic was Joseph Stalin's planned means to rule Finland. It nominally operated in the parts of Finnish Karelia that were occupied by the Soviet Union during the Winter War. | Established: 1 December 1939 • Disestablished: 12 March 1940.

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Russian Karelia looks to the past and future The former Finnish utopia now known as the Republic of Karelia - which the Soviet Union seized in the 1940s - is struggling to preserve its unique cultural heritage, writes Daniel Allen

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