Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island, Karelia, Russia

Architecture - Places of Worship - Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island, Karelia, Russia

Finnish mark before euro

Finnish mark bills before Finland converted to the Euro

'Victory in Lapland', Finnish soldiers setting up a Finnish flag on the Norwegian border. Lapland War 1945.

'Victory in Lapland', Finnish soldiers setting up a Finnish flag on the Norwegian border. Lapland War Proud to be Finnish!

Finnish children being evacuated to Sweden - Winter War - photo in Turku

Finnish children being evacuated to Sweden - Winter War - photo in Turku - Finland

Brothers Poavila and Triihvo Jamanen reciting  traditional Finnish folk poetry (Kalevala) in the village  of Uhtua , present-day Republic of Karelia, Russia, 1894.  While singing they swing their bodies backward and forward.  Often the singers sit facing each other astride the same  bench instead of on opposite benches

Singing the Kalevala: often done in pairs, holding hands, an ancient tradition.Finnish rune singers sat face to face and held each other's hands.They also moved their bodies sync with the song.

Finnish child evacuees arriving in Sweden - Winter War

Swedish military uniform kv for the Swedish Red Cross, nurse or other Red Cross personnel with Finnish children being evacuated by train to Sweden,

Finnish Red Guard Prisoners in Helsinki - 1918

Finnish Red Guard Prisoners in Helsinki - My Finn Families left Finland to avoid the Russian invasion.

Vyborg (Viipuri)

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

Viipuriinlinna / Viipuri Castle on fire 13.3.1940 just after the cease fire which ended the Winter War is declared at 11.00. The tower still flies the #Finnish flag, which was lowered at 14.00 13.3.1940. Viipuri was ceded from #Finland to #Russia, recaptured in 1941 and again ceded to Russia at the end of WWII. The city is now known as Vyborg. The castle still stands.

Viipuriinlinna / Viipuri Castle on fire 13.3.1940 just after the cease fire which ended the Winter War is declared at 11.00. The tower still flies the #Finnish flag, which was lowered at 14.00 13.3.1940. Viipuri was ceded from #Finland to #Russia, recaptured in 1941 and again ceded to Russia at the end of WWII. The city is now known as Vyborg. The castle still stands.

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