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February 21, 2024
Members of the Komsomol!
Soviet propaganda poster
February 20, 2024
Citizens of the Soviet Union!
Soviet propaganda poster
February 19, 2024
February 18, 2024
Vote for the party of Lenin-Stalin!
Soviet propaganda poster
February 17, 2024
February 16, 2024
February 15, 2024
February 14, 2024
1914 – 1941
Soviet propaganda caricature
February 13, 2024
Mannerheim – sword-swallower
Soviet propaganda caricature
February 12, 2024
Fascist kennel
Soviet propaganda caricature
February 11, 2024
The ties of friendship
Soviet propaganda caricature
February 10, 2024
Soviet propaganda caricature
February 9, 2024
What a success!
Soviet propaganda caricature
February 6, 2024
"Once in a baptismal evening…"
Soviet propaganda caricature
February 5, 2024
Gus and Adi: crosses
Soviet propaganda caricature
February 3, 2024
Finnish soldiers!
Soviet propaganda leaflet
January 28, 2024
Who is he?
Soviet propaganda leaflet
January 27, 2024
Order for the retreating army
Soviet propaganda caricature and leaflet
January 18, 2024
The lackey of the English bankers
Soviet propaganda leaflet
January 16, 2024
Restaurant Finland
Soviet propaganda leaflet
January 15, 2024
Mannerheim in the Soviet propaganda
Soviet propaganda materials
January 14, 2024
January 13, 2024
Grand Bone Cross
Soviet propaganda caricature
January 12, 2024
Throw the fascist rapists off
Soviet propaganda leaflet
January 11, 2024
If you hew trees the chips must fly
Soviet propaganda caricature
January 10, 2024
The Fascist pets’ corner in 1944
Soviet propaganda caricature
January 9, 2024
January 8, 2024
January 7, 2024
Military mail
Soviet propaganda leaflet
January 6, 2024
Anti-Fascist playing cards
Soviet propaganda playing cards
January 5, 2024
White Finnish jester
Soviet propaganda leaflet
January 4, 2024
In high spirits
Soviet propaganda caricature
January 3, 2024
Fascist attack dog
Soviet propaganda postcard
January 2, 2024
Executioners of the Finnish people
Soviet propaganda leaflet
January 1, 2024
75th anniversary
Soviet propaganda caricature
December 31, 2023
December 30, 2023
Guarding the independence of Finland
Soviet propaganda leaflet
December 29, 2023
December 28, 2023
Executioner Mannerheim
Soviet propaganda leaflet
December 27, 2023
December 26, 2023
December 12, 2023
December 1, 2023
The 50th anniversary of the Karelian ASSR
A postage stamp, postal envelope, match labels and other anniversary products were issued for the holiday
November 23, 2023
The map of Stalin White Sea–Baltic Canal
The small atlas of the USSR, 1939
November 22, 2023
Stalin White Sea–Baltic Canal
Soviet Great World Atlas, vol II, 1939
November 21, 2023
The map of the Karelian ASSR
Administrative-territorial division of the Karelian ASSR of RSFSR
November 18, 2023
Ivan Bilibin in East Karelia
Later, Ivan Bilibin used collected materials in his illustration work
November 15, 2023
Illustrated map of European Russia
Partnership I.N.Kushnerev and Co, Moscow, 1896
November 12, 2023
Special map of European Russia
1865–1880. Edited by Ivan Strelbitsky
November 5, 2023
Monument to Heroes of Independence War
The names of 56 fallen heroes are engraved on the base of the monument, of which four died in Olonets Karelia
November 4, 2023
November 3, 2023
November 2, 2023
November 1, 2023
October 31, 2023
White Sea and Olonets Karelians
I lead the Finnish people's army of free men, in whose ranks peasants, workers and civil servants fight side by side, to bring you national freedom
October 29, 2023
Kinship brothers in White Sea Karelia!
Raise your trampled by Ruskies dreams about the freedom of White Sea Karelia and the common destiny with Finland
October 28, 2023
Monument to Battles of Suodenniemi
“Future generations, respect the work of the fathers, keep the memory of the heroes sacred”
October 23, 2023
The cross of White wall of Ingria
The cross of White wall of Ingria was instituted by the North Ingria Committee on November 16, 1919
October 7, 2023
Resolution adopted by the 1st Army Corps of the Finnish People's Army
We warmly greet the reunification of the Finnish and Karelian people
September 30, 2023
Greetings to the Red Army from the People's Government of Finland
Long live the Red Army-liberator, the army of heroic deeds!
September 24, 2023
Confidential Protocol
The USSR has the right to have a maximum of fifteen thousand ground and aerial forces in the territory leased from Finland in Hanko Peninsula and its nearby islands
September 17, 2023
The boundary stone near Tulemajoki River
The boundary stone number 355
September 6, 2023
Valdemar Pyysiäinen
The central theme of Valdemar Pyysiäinen's art was the memories of his former life in the ceded Karelia
August 6, 2023
Vaassila stone
A monument was erected in Voinitsa Village in memory of White Sea Karelia rune-singers
June 4, 2023
Memorial to the Rune Singers from Kalevala
According to legend, Elias Lönnrot wrote down runes from Arhippa Perttunen in 1834 exactly at this place
May 7, 2023
The monument of Miihkali Perttunen
The monument of Miihkali Perttunen, also called the Northern Homer, was erected in Voknavolok Village on September 1, 1991
May 2, 2023
May 1, 2023
Map of the Russia
1st State Cartographic institution (former of A.Ilyin), Petrograd, 1918
April 30, 2023
April 29, 2023
Tombstone of Gustaf Adolf Sandström
The tombstone of Lieutenant Gustav Adolf Sandström-Sammatti, who fell in Eastern Karelia, was unveiled near the Espoo Church on November 3, 1935
April 24, 2023
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March 26, 2023
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March 15, 2023
Ethnographic map of Europe
Heinrich Berghaus, 1847
March 14, 2023
Ethno-linguistic map of Europe
Justus Perthes, 1847
March 13, 2023
Ethnographic map of Europe
Gustaf Kombst, 1846
February 26, 2023
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January 4, 2023
The Order of Sampo
The order is the highest decoration by Republic of Karelia
December 31, 2022
December 6, 2022
November 20, 2022
Memorandum of the II All-Karelian Congress of Soviets
Only provocative white Finnish espionage in Karelia could give the Finnish government materials about illegal arrests and even about executions of refugees
November 14, 2022
Resolution of the I All-Karelian Congress
The Karelian people demand from the Soviet government and the Russian delegation at the Peace Conference in Tartu not cede the Soviet Karelia to the exploitation and plunder of Finnish capitalism, strongly insist on the return of the Rebolskaya and Porosozerskaya volosts to the Karelian Soviet lands, also Pechenga should not be ceded to Finland
November 11, 2022
Letter to Secretary of the Central Commitee of the AUCP(b) I.Stalin
Adoption of the Finnish language as the state languages of the KASSR is a clear proof of the enemy work of the counter-revolutionary Trotsky-Bukharin and bourgeois-nationalist elements, which infiltrated to the leadership of the party and Soviet bodies of the KASSR
November 9, 2022
The statement by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
In connection with the speech yesterday in Moscow by Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs Molotov, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland gives the following statement
October 26, 2022
The decree of the Council of the People's Commissars on the Karelian Labour Commune
With a view to developing of economic life of the Karelian Labor Commune, the Council of People's Commissars decided
September 29, 2022
Ludic Karelian national flag
Ludic Karelian national flag was designed by Miikul Pahomov at 1995
August 17, 2022
Monument in Lapua
“The people, seeing your heroic deed, will never become a slave”
August 11, 2022
July 28, 2022
Monument in Karijoki
”Eternal gratitude and peace to the heroes, who fell for freedom. People can't forget you!”
July 26, 2022
July 25, 2022
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July 7, 2022
Appeal of the Executive Committee of the Karelian Labor Commune to the proletariat of Finland and Scandinavia
We hoped in vain that white Finland, at least initially, orserve the peace treaty which was in force for less than a year
June 10, 2022
Memorial of fallen in the Estonian War of Independence and in the Olonets Karelia
The monument contains the names of one local native who fell in the Olonets Karelia and five local natives who fell in Estonia
June 3, 2022
Comrades peasants and workers of Karelia
It's time to hear the will of the Karelian people from the true Karelia, and not from a handful of refugees
June 1, 2022
To the Working People of Karelia
By the actions of Soviet Russia, from the Karelian areas of the Olonets and Arkhangelsk provinces was formed new regional association – Karelian Labor Commune
May 15, 2022
Telegram to com. Lenin, Kalinin, Trotsky and Zinoviev
We will not exchange the Soviet labor order for the White capitalist order either from Finland or from any other capitalist country
May 12, 2022
The North Atlantic Treaty
The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area
May 6, 2022
Telegram to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Finland
The Karelian Congress believes that the red banner of the Soviets will rise over Finland soon, as a result of the joint struggle of the Finnish, Russian and Karelian working people, and working Finland will be as free as the Karelian people are free in the Soviet Russia
May 5, 2022
Decree of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee on the join to the Kemsky uezd of the Karelian Labor Commune the some volosts of the Onega uezd of the Arkhangelsk Gubernia
The Sumsko-Posadskaya, Nyukhotskaya, Lapinskaya, Nadvoinitskaya and Kolezhemskaya volosts of the Onega uezd of the Arkhangelsk Gubernia shall be joined to the Kemsky uezd of the Karelian Labor Commune
May 2, 2022
Decree of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee on the abolition of the Olonets Gubernia
Transferring of uezds to be completed by October 1, 1922 in the manner, established by the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs
May 1, 2022
Decree of the Central Executive Committee of the Autonomous Karelian Soviet Socialist Republic on the amnesty for convicted participants of Karelian adventure
Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of the Karelian Republic, in the connection of the creation of the Autonomous Karelian Soviet Socialist Republic, decrees
April 10, 2022
Place identification signs by Karelian language
In 2007 installation of the new place identification signs has begun in the territory of Olonets and White Sea Karelia
April 3, 2022
Positions of Finnish coastal artillery in Churnavolok Cape
Finnish coastal fortifications in Churnavolok Cape are located about 5 kilometers North of the Sheltozero Village
March 28, 2022
Positions of Finnish coastal artillery in Rybreka
The 4th Motorized Heavy Battery of the 4th Coastal Artillery Regiment was equipped with four 122-mm guns
March 27, 2022
March 26, 2022
March 25, 2022
Post stamps of the military administration of Eastern Karelia
For the controlled territories of East Karelia, the Military Administration of East Karelia was established, which also had its own postal administration
March 18, 2022
Positions of Finnish coastal artillery in the Meg Island
Meg Island became the easternmost outpost of the Finnish army
March 6, 2022
March 3, 2022
Pensioner’s identity document
Ministry of Social Affairs of the Karelian-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic
March 1, 2022
Order of the Commander of the Karelian-Murmansk Region
Combat assignment: disperse all detachments of White bandits, encountered along the way; detain for questioning one of detachments and, if you will get information about existing of any White authorities, eliminate it
February 28, 2022
Postcard set ”European Russia”
Published with funds of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich
February 26, 2022
February 25, 2022
February 24, 2022
February 21, 2022
Telegram to Stalin
”You have received three million cartridges and the stocks at Vidlitsa, you must exercise the greatest economy of cartridges”
February 20, 2022
Appeal of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee to the Karelian people
The Government of Soviet Russia gives the Commune a promise that it will in every possible support and defend it in its work, recognizing it as an indivisible important step in the great task of organizing the World Soviet system
February 18, 2022
February 14, 2022
Memorial Complex in Obzha Village
At October 2019, both graves, as well as the common grave of Soviet soldiers, fallen in the Second World War, were merged into a united memorial complex
February 13, 2022
Order No 2 of the Commander of the Karelian-Murmansk Region and the Military Revolutionary Committee of the Karelian-Murmansk Region
From the moment the Revolutionary Committee was organized, all power on the grounds passed into its hands, and the local Executive Committees were disbanded
February 11, 2022
Decree of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee on the amnesty for Karelian refugees
To grant amnesty to all persons who fled in connection to the Karelian adventure of 1921-1922 to the territory of Finland, with the exception of leaders and those who, being outside the Karelian Labor Commune, continued their actively hostile activities against the RSFSR
February 4, 2022
It is known that Honkanen was trained in intelligence in Ahtiala, Lahti, in February 1941, but he probably served in the General Staff's reconnaissance duties even before the Winter War
February 3, 2022
February 2, 2022
Decree of the Council of Ministers of the KASSR on the abolition of the compulsory study of the Finnish language by children of Finns and Karelians
Recently the majority of parents of pupils of the indigenous nationality of the Republic have rightly asked the question of stopping the studying of the Finnish language in schools
February 1, 2022
No. 132
Concerns: the treatment of prisoners of war and conduct in occupied territories
January 31, 2022
Hangö agreement
As a signal that all the aforesaid actions have been or are being realizing and that the Russian Fleet and coastal fortresses intend to be complete neutrality, all Russian warships and coastal fortresses raise a white-red flag in a good visible place after approaching of the German military forces
January 29, 2022
January 28, 2022
Agreement concerning the lease to the Republic of Finland of the Russian part of the Saimaa Canal and the adjacent territory and vessel traffic through the Saimaa Canal
The Russian Federation shall lease to the Republic of Finland, for a period of 50 years, part of the territory of the Russian Federation, including the Russian part of the Saimaa Canal and the adjacent waters and land
January 26, 2022
J.V.Stalin to F.Roosevelt
The Soviet Government could make certain territorial concessions to Finland with a view to assuaging it and conclude a new peace treaty with it
January 21, 2022
At the common grave
Thousands have fallen for the freedom of Soviet Karelia, and hundreds of them were Finns
January 17, 2022
Convention between the Finnish Republic and the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic concerning the repatriation of the nationals of the two contracting parties to their respective countries
The two Contracting Parties undertake to complete, as early as possible, the evacuation, which has already been commenced, of Russian nationals resident in Finland and of Finnish nationals resident in Russia
January 15, 2022
Common Grave of Communists
History of Common grave in the center of Petrozavodsk dates back to June 2, 1919, when three communists who died on the frontline were buried here
January 3, 2022
Terrible fate of Pekka Davidov
The mutilated remains of Pekka Davydov were found and it immediately became clear that an act of cannibalism had been committed
January 2, 2022
Pekka Davidov's great-grandson
December 30, 2021
Monument to the Finnish War of Independence
Monument to the Fallen in the Finnish War of Independence was unveiled near the Nivala Church on June 17, 1921
December 6, 2021
December 1, 2021
Excerpt from a short story ”Bruno is Dead”
”These devils eat people, maybe still alive!”
November 30, 2021
Red atrocities in the Olonets Karelia
Likewise, the villagers have confirmed that such cannibalism has taken place
November 29, 2021
November 28, 2021
Letter of Finnish bloody Red Soldier
”We also killed a couple of butchers and, in addition, ate butcher’s meat, which was ordinary meat, but don’t need to tell everyone about it”
November 27, 2021
November 24, 2021
Group attacks the Polovina Village on June 13, 1919
November 22, 2021
Another fallen red leader
A graduate of the Lyceum V.Sevelius from Helsinki, who has attracted attention in recent years as a talented athlete, a few days ago fell on the Olonets front
November 19, 2021
Monument to the Independence War
”Through our memories of suffering, through our dearest graves, let the land of our fathers be free”
November 11, 2021
Site of the death of Bobi Sivén
At the end of summer 1942, in Repola was erected a temporary monument at the site of the death of Bobi Sivén
November 10, 2021
Wilfrid Brotherus
According to information received here last night, Licentiate of Medicine Wilfrid Eugen Brotherus has fallen on the northern front in the Olonets Karelia
November 7, 2021
Further information about the death of Dr. Brotherus
Dr. Brotherus fell on the 13th of this month in the battle of Polovina Village
November 6, 2021
Missing freedom warrior is alive
A participant of Olonets expedition, a native of Luopioinen, returns home
November 5, 2021
Brutality of the Bolshevik forces
Horrific depictions from Karelia
November 3, 2021
Monument to the Fallen in the Battle of Porajärvi
On September 19, 1937, at the Orthodox Cemetery of Liusvaara Village was unveiled a monument at the grave of four heroes of freedom who fell in the battle in Porosozero Village during the East Karelian Uprising in 1921
November 2, 2021
Porosozero was left
In view of the overwhelming superiority of the enemy, ours were forced to retreat in the northern direction
October 31, 2021
Ilomantsi – Liusvaara
All territory of the former village as well village cemetery were overgrown with forest
October 30, 2021
To the Government of Finland
The real security of Olonets Karelia and full conditions for social, national and cultural life there can only be achieved if the areas of Olonets Karelia, as far as its were liberated, will be joined to Finland
October 26, 2021
Monument to the Independence War
”For the homeland, for the lands of Satakunta, for whole Finland”
October 22, 2021
Protocol of the session of the Olonets Temporary Organizational Council
In the Council office in Vidlitsa Village on May 6, 1919
October 17, 2021
Free vacancies
Department of Internal Affairs of the Olonets Temporary Organizational Council
October 13, 2021
Greetings to Finland from the Olonets Karelia
Following telegram has been received by State Regent from Pryazha Village, Olonets Karelia
October 9, 2021
Captive of Rahja
Adventures of a 14-year-old teenager in Olonets Karelia, Petrograd and the Karelian Isthmus
October 3, 2021
I ask that the newspapers that have published mentioned news also publish this explanation in good faith
October 2, 2021
Protocol of the session of the Olonets Temporary Government on July 3, 1919
The issue of the news that appeared in a certain Finnish Suunta -newspaper, which claimed that on the initiative of the Head of War Department Colonel Renvald the Karelian troops with Russian command should be formed
October 1, 2021
Overview of government activities
The representative of our Minister of War in the Olonets Karelia, Commandant of Helsinki, Colonel Renvald, issued a proposal to adopt Russian as the command language of own volunteer forces in the Olonets Karelia and use Russians as officers
September 30, 2021
Finns fallen in the Olonets Karelia and were buried there
We have been informed that the following persons have fallen in the Olonets Karelia on the Northern front and buried there
September 28, 2021
Monument to Heroes of Independence War
Monument to the Heroes of the War of Independence was unveiled in Seinäjoki in the Törnävä Cemetery on July 31, 1921
September 25, 2021
Speech by General Mannerheim at the unveiling of Monument to Heroes in Sortavala on September 18, 1921
I am convinced that once again a new tomorrow will come for the unfortunate people of the Eastern Karelia, when stronger bridges will unite their with our people
September 22, 2021
Memorial to the Battle of Ruskeala
The fate of monument is unknown since the end of the Continuation War
September 19, 2021
Monument in Pälkäne
On the fourth side engraved the names of three fallen in 1919 in the Olonets Karelia
September 17, 2021
The grave of Chairman of Vidany Rural Council
In Vidany Village located grave of Chairman of Rural Council, executed by White Finns in 1919
September 9, 2021
Freedom fighter fell in the Olonets Karelia
The glorious memory of young freedom fighter!
August 24, 2021
Monument to the Fallen Whites
”You brought a message of freedom to your country and your tribe at the cost of your own life”
August 21, 2021
Monument to the heroes of Independence War
”So ’twas with them, and so they all bled; But how glorious in their life they lived, and in their death how great!”
August 17, 2021
Monument to the Heroes of Freedom
The inscriptions on the monument says: ”To the heroes of freedom”, ”1918” and ”Expensive, oh so expensive is the price of freedom”
August 14, 2021
Headquarters Commemorative Cross with long-range reconnaissance clasp
Symbol of the 4th Detached Battalion on ribbon means that this person participated in long-range reconnaissance operations
August 12, 2021
Memorial to patrolmen
Those times are far away, but its will never be forgotten – this is a part of the history of independent Finland
August 8, 2021
Badge of participation in the Ingrian liberation movement
The badge was entitled to those who took part in the liberation struggles in Ingria between 1919 and 1920, or otherwise assisted the liberation movement
August 7, 2021
To the population of White Sea Karelia
Together we will banish the enemies out from our homes
July 29, 2021
Burning of the bridge over the Onda river
The burning of the bridge was a significant achievement for the guerrillas
July 26, 2021
July 24, 2021
The natives of Oulu left for the Olonets Karelia
Liitto -newspaper reports that the most of the departed were students, among others 15 boys from Oulu Finnish Lyceum
July 16, 2021
A letter from the residents of the vicinity of the Sjamozero Lake to voluntary expedition
Greeting to the White Guardsmen from the residents of the vicinity of the Sjamozero Lake
July 13, 2021
”Ethnographic map of European part of Russia”
In 1851, Russian ethnographer of German ancestry, Academician Peter von Köppen published the first ethnographic map of European part of Russia
June 23, 2021
Monument in Hämeenlinna
Monument to the Fallen in the Finnish War of Independence and in the Kinship Wars was unveiled in Hämeenlinna on April 26, 1929
June 22, 2021
Pekka Halonen
Pekka Halonen was a proponent of Finnish national romantic style and a prominent member of the karelianism movement
June 19, 2021
Mass grave in Palalahta Village
Monument was erected in 1968
June 13, 2021
Monument in Liminka
Monument to the Fallen in the Finnish War of Independence and in the Olonets Expedition was unveiled in Liminka on September 18, 1921
June 8, 2021
Order No 1
Forward, brave sons of Inkeri – Finland and the whole white world are behind you
June 6, 2021
Toivo Kuisma
Rest in peace, hero
May 30, 2021
Schematic administrative map of the RSFSR
Prepared by the data from the NKVD at December 10, 1920
May 28, 2021
Still more clarity about the execution of Yrjö Saarenpuu
I am extremely surprised that Vänrikki Kallio, as an officer, descends to defend such 11-man gang, founded in the battalion
May 24, 2021
”More about the sad memory of the Olonets expedition”
The aforementioned soldiers were the most valiant and lively soldiers of my company and usually carried out their duties without barking
May 23, 2021
May 20, 2021
May 17, 2021
Positions of Finnish coastal artillery in the Ivanovsky Island
From there it was possible to block the approaches to the city from the Onego Lake side
May 9, 2021
Death of Yrjö Saarenpuu
A little clarity on this matter
May 8, 2021
More about the sad memory of the Olonets expedition
Who is responsible for the fate of Ervasti and Saarenpuu, shot in the Olonets Karelia?
May 3, 2021
The last letter to relatives from volunteer Viktor Ervasti, who was sentenced to death in Olonets Karelia
Man does not think about his happiness when he leaves home on his own whim, despite the prohibition of his father and mother; but now it is too late to repent
May 1, 2021
Man from city of Hämeenlinna wounded in Olonets Karelia
He has got a bullet in his leg and is being treated now at hospital in Vidlitsa
April 30, 2021
Tavastia Battalion
Today in Lahti these Companies, as well as the Company formed in Eastern Tavastia and the city of Lahti, are being organized into Tavastia Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Voldi Visa
April 22, 2021
April 20, 2021
To our enemies
Your final defeat is a matter of the coming weeks. It's a matter of time, distance, not power
April 17, 2021
April 16, 2021
Geographic description of the Russian Empire
Cartographic institution of D.Rudnev. Saint Petersburg, 1913
April 15, 2021
April 11, 2021
Map of the Grand Duchy of Finland (ethnographic)
”Detailed Atlas of the Russian Empire”. Saint Petersburg, 1860
April 10, 2021
Comparative size of the most important cities
Geographical and Statistical Atlas of Russia, 1907
April 6, 2021
Reconnaissance and Sabotage
Juho Honkanen was left fallen on the battlefield…
April 3, 2021
February Manifesto
In order to accomplish this We have under Our Own Supreme Hand sanctioned the hereby proclaimed Fundamental Rules to be complied with regarding formulation, examination and promulgation of laws, which are passed for the Empire, the Grand Duchy of Finland therein included
March 29, 2021
On the opening of an extraordinary Diet in Helsingfors
We expect from all an exact execution of our will
March 28, 2021
On measures for the return to the rule of law in Finland
We sincerely hope that these measures granted by Us, which spring from Our care for Finland’s well-being, will strengthen the bonds which unite the Finnish people to their ruler
March 27, 2021
Vehniäinen long-range reconnaissance patrol in the summer season of 1941
Junior Sergeant Juho Honkanen fell in a fire contact in the village
March 25, 2021
October Railway
Ministry of the Means of Communication of USSR, 1952
March 24, 2021
March 23, 2021
Olonets Railway
Cartographic institution of A.Ilyin, 1915
March 21, 2021
Post stamps of North Ingria
On March 21, 1920 the Governing Council of North Ingria, in accordance with the proposal of Colonel Yrjö Elfvengren, issued original post stamps
March 20, 2021
New post stamps of Ingria
The stamps are former post stamps of North Ingria with the additional overprinting “To help Ingria”
March 19, 2021
Ingrian post stamps
Its subjects are taken from the lives of the people
March 18, 2021
Post stamps of North Ingria
With the passage of time those post stamps will have a great historical value
March 12, 2021
A postal service is organized in Karelia
Own post stamps of Karelia are already ready
March 8, 2021
Post stamps of Karelia
In November 1921, the Karelian United Government decided to issue its own post stamps
March 3, 2021
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February 26, 2021
Post stamps of Olonets Karelia
The post stamps were valid in the Olonets Karelia and were also used for the postal items addressed to Finland
February 25, 2021
Own post stamps for Olonets Karelia
The stamps will be issued as soon as possible
February 24, 2021
Finnish official appeal for recognition of independence, addressed to the Governments of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Britain and the United States
It is vital that the full independence of Finland be realised without delay and that its government manage to establish direct relations with foreign states
February 22, 2021
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February 21, 2021
The Coat of Arms of the Karelian-Finnish SSR in the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition
The Coat of Arms of the Karelian-Finnish SSR was always the first
February 18, 2021
The Coat of Arms of the Karelian-Finnish SSR on the door of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of USSR
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of USSR main building was built between 1948 and 1953
February 17, 2021
The Coat of Arms of the Karelian-Finnish SSR in the Moscow Metro
Among the sixteen Coat of Arms of the Soviet Republics, there also presents the Coat of Arms of the Karelian-Finnish SSR
February 14, 2021
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February 13, 2021
Unused radio speech by Juho Kusti Paasikivi on the fall of Leningrad
For the first time in its history, this magnificent former capital of Russia has fallen
February 12, 2021
February 9, 2021
Jäger March
The march was made for the first military unit of independent Finland – a Jäger Battalion
February 7, 2021
My friend Jussi
We got information that Jussi's fell six months after his visit to Riihimäki, at the first autumn of the Continuation War
February 6, 2021
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January 26, 2021
Murser of Minister of the Interior Ritavuori
This was the one and only political murder in the history of independent Finland
January 17, 2021
General Paavo Talvela says
However, a miracle happened
January 12, 2021
Elias Simojoki fell
Elias Simojoki was a warrior, a fighter not only on the battlefields, but also in peace works, he fought for the causes he thought were right
January 6, 2021
The fates of the participants in the Olonets expedition
In the spring of 1919, lot of youths who did not take part in the Finnish War of Independence due to age limits, got a chance to take part in the Olonets expedition
January 4, 2021
Native of Heinola died in Olonets
His body was left in the hands of the Reds
January 3, 2021
Bruno is dead
Quote from Uuno Kailas's autobiographical short story
December 28, 2020
Descriptions of Russia
Our readers still remember the disappearance of Viljo Heinonen, a Lyceum student from Turku, who was on the Olonets front, and his “resurrection” after two years of being unknown
December 25, 2020
Death of Lyceum student Yrjö Saarenpuu
The young freedom fighter was completely innocent of the crime, for which he was executed by Tavastians
December 24, 2020
Cenotaph in Oulujoki
In the Oulujoki Cemetery located a memorial stone with the names of four warriors
December 23, 2020
Sad memory of the Olonets expedition
Yrjö Saarenpuu was 18 years and 1 month old when he died
December 19, 2020
Extract from the Treaty of Mutual Assistance and Friendship between the Soviet Union and Finnish Democratic Republic, signed on 2 December 1939
Why do the plutocrats and their minions hide the contents of this important Treaty from our people?
December 18, 2020
Ceding of Kirjasalo
This day became an unforgettable stage in the struggle for the freedom of Ingria
December 13, 2020
Soviet propaganda leaflet
”Turn to the side of People's Government, leading by Kuusinen! Join the People's Army of the Finnish Democratic Republic!”
November 25, 2020
Badges of the Finnish Union of the Kinship Warriors
Member badge and badge for the 20th anniversary of Kinship Wars
November 7, 2020
Reality is often more wonderful than fiction
Presumed dead resident of Turku – prisoner in Bavaria
November 3, 2020
October 27, 2020
Mass grave of the Reds in Olonets
Near the Olonets city sports field located a mass grave from 1919
October 22, 2020
John Bull and his Friends
A serio-comic map of Europe
October 18, 2020
Mother-Karelia Monument
Among others, the name of the Juho Honkanen can be read on the monument
October 17, 2020
Declaration Of Rights Of The Working And Exploited People
The Third Congress of Soviets welcomes the policy of the Council of People’s Commissars in proclaiming the complete independence of Finland
October 15, 2020
Appeal to the people of Finland
Repola will not submit to Russian rule
October 14, 2020
Telegram to Karelian Citizens League
Let us continue our energetic cooperation in the liberation of the white Olonets
October 13, 2020
Telegram to doctor G.J.Winter
The white Olonets has risen
October 3, 2020
Military memorial cemetery in Pogrankondushi
Mass grave of Red border guards
October 2, 2020
The Olonets Volunteer Expedition recruiting men
In May 1919 Urho Kekkonen organized in Kajaani the recruitment volunteers to the Olonets Volunteer Army
September 24, 2020
Abstracts from the article by V.Lenin “The Right of Nations to Self-Determination”
“In a number of cases the oppressed nationalities inhabiting the border regions have compatriots across the border, who enjoy greater national independence (suffice it to mention the Finns, the Swedes, the Poles, the Ukrainians and the Rumanians along the western and southern frontiers of the state)“
September 18, 2020
Greetings to V.I.Lenin from the Vidlitsa volost party organization and representatives from the Red Army units
”Send warm greetings to the great leader of the proletariat – comrade Lenin from the uncultured, uneducated and unenlightened – the dark people of Karelia.”
September 12, 2020
There Are No Fronts, but There Is Danger
Extracts from the Report of comrade Trotsky to the Ninth Congress of Soviets, December 27, 1921
September 9, 2020
Mass grave of the Vidlitsa communards
”Here lay the participants of the defense of Vidlitsa and the comrades, executed by White Finns in April-May 1919”
September 3, 2020
Bowing cross in Vidlitsa
On June 27, 2019, in the Vidlitsa village was consecrated a Bowing cross on the site where was St. George Church
August 30, 2020
Telephonogram to the Olonets Uyezd Military Commissariat
Early this morning a detachment of White Finns, of unknown numbers, suddenly crossed the border
August 29, 2020
Declaration of the Rights for the Peoples of Russia
The right of the peoples of Russia to free self-determination, even to the point of separation and the formation of an independent state
August 27, 2020
Memorial plaque in the place of Vidlitsa landing
”At this place on June 27, 1919 a force of sailors and Red Guards troops was landed and defeated the main forces of the White Finnish interventionists”
August 23, 2020
Stalin's speech delivered at the Congress of the Finnish Social-Democratic Labour Party
And if you should need our help, you will have it – we shall extend you a fraternal hand
August 22, 2020
On determining the border between RSFSR and Karelian-Finnish SSR in the Karelian Isthmus
Adopt the draft of changing the border between the RSFSR and the Karelian-Finnish SSR
August 21, 2020
On determining the border between RSFSR and KFSSR
To approve the reqwests of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and the Supreme Soviet of the Karelian-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic on determining the border between RSFSR and KFSSR
August 19, 2020
Speech At The First All-Russia Congress Of The Navy
We are now ’conquering’ Finland – this is using a nasty word – but not the way the robber barons of international capitalism conquered it
August 15, 2020
August 12, 2020
Memorial to Vehniäinen long-range reconnaissance patrol
On May 26, 1991 the memorial to Vehniäinen long-range reconnaissance patrol of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters was unveiled in the courtyard of the former Priest High House in the Rautjärvi
August 11, 2020
Badge of the 4th Detached Battalion
The badge of the Marttina long-range reconnaissance patrol became the common symbol of the entire reconnaissance battalion
August 10, 2020
Memorial to the 4th Detached Battalion
Memorial to the 4th Detached Long-Range Reconnaissance Battalion of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Headquarters was unveiled on September 1, 1991 in a closed military area in Utti, Kouvola
August 9, 2020
June 21, 2020
Speech at the evening sitting of the Central Committee of the RSDLP(B)
If they should want us to withdraw our troops from Finland, well and good-let them take revolutionary Finland
June 20, 2020
June 18, 2020
Summer Cinema
Petrozavodsk. Central Park of Culture and Leisure
June 12, 2020
The independence of Finland
Speech Delivered in the All-Russian Central Executive Committee
June 11, 2020
Killers – White Finns
As a result of the shootout, the Chairman of the 3rd Local Control Border Commission comrade Lavrov was killed
June 10, 2020
Monument to the warrior-liberators and the refugees from the White Sea Karelia
”Glory to the volunteers, who, motivated by their convictions, boldly followed the flag of liberation”
May 23, 2020
The grave of Georgy Kuttujeff
The tomb of the former Chairman of the Olonets Temporary Government
May 22, 2020
Report by the German foreign ministry on the propaganda and political agitation of the Soviet Government
Petrozavodsk broadcasting station was erected by the Russian State Broadcaster in the neighbourhood of the Finnish frontier for propaganda purposes
May 20, 2020
Note from the People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs to the Government of Finland
The Commissariat of Foreign Affairs has received numerous reports of unheard atrocities committed by the Russian and Finnish White Guard bands which have invaded the territory of Russia from Finland and which, according to reliable information, include also detachments of Finnish regular troops
May 19, 2020
Report On The Party Programme
I very well recall the scene when, at Smolny, I handed the act to Svinhufvud which in Russian means “pighead” – the representative of the Finnish bourgeoisie, who played the part of a hangman
May 16, 2020
White Sea Karelian expeditions
The attack on Kem did not remain in Finnish military history as a model of strategic or tactical planning
May 9, 2020
Red Ruskies’ fuss in the White Sea Karelia
We hope that these actions of the Whites made the Reds no longer want to make robbery trips to the Finnish side of the border
May 1, 2020
Note by German foreign ministry
In Finland the notorious ”Association for Peace and Friendship With the Soviet Union” actively cooperated with the Petrozavodsk broadcasting station, attempting to bring about disintegration of this country and at the same time carried on activities of a marked anti-German nature
April 24, 2020
The Law on the Supreme Power in Finland
The present law does not affect matters of foreign policy, military legislation or military control
April 22, 2020
April 18, 2020
Telegram to the Olonets provincial Soviet
The Finnish White Guards simultaneously advancing to Rugozero Village and Porosozero Village
April 17, 2020
Invasion of Karelia
On April 7, continuous clashes against the Finnish White Guards, led by the Germans, took place near the Kem Station
April 16, 2020
Note from the People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany
Finnish White Guard force advances on Kem, thus invading the borders of the Russian Republic
April 11, 2020
Telegram from the Executive Committee of Murmansk railway
The Finnish White Guards intend to cut off the central and north parts of the railway
April 9, 2020
Mountains of bodies
The city of Olonets was for second time captured by the Soviet troops
April 8, 2020
About the Petrograd Front
Comrade Stalin, who returned from the Petrograd Front a few days ago, gave our correspondent his impressions of the situation at the front
April 7, 2020
Alarming information from Olonets
According to information received today, the enemy still holds Vidlitsa
April 6, 2020
Activity of the Bolsheviks
Protected by their cannon fire and supported by machine guns, enemy troops landed near the mouth of the Vidlitsa River
April 3, 2020
The monument to Nils Ludvig Arppe
Bronze bust, erected in front of the factory office building, was created in 1878 by one of most famous Finnish sculptors Johannes Takanen
March 30, 2020
Telegram to Vaasa
The white Olonets is cleared of the chains of the red oppressors
March 29, 2020
Telegram to Rafael Haarla
The white Olonets sincerely thanks in Your person our friends in Tampere
March 28, 2020
Manifesto of the Olonets Temporary Government to the our Finnish brethren
Olonets representatives appealing to the government of Finland, the closest brethren nation, for help in order to complete the ongoing struggle against Bolshevism
March 27, 2020
Telegram to the Karelian Committee
The White Olonets sends his sincere thanks for your highly valued help
March 22, 2020
Manifesto of the Olonets Temporary Government and Temporary Organizational Council
From the current time and until further notice in Olonets is prohibited all trading of farmland, as well as timberland and rapids
March 21, 2020
Monument to the Finnish War of Independence
The monument to the heroes of 1918 was unveiled at the new cemetery in Uuksu on August 19, 1934
March 17, 2020
Monument to the Fallen in Olonets expedition
On July 7, 1929, at the Lutheran cemetery of Salmi, on the grave of 34 fallen in the Olonets expedition, was unveiled a monument created by sculptor Alpo Sailo
March 10, 2020
Monument to the heroes of the landing at Vidlitsa
On June 27, 1919 happen so-called ”Vidlitsa disaster”
March 8, 2020
Telegram to the Parliament of Finland
The white Olonets has risen and shook the red oppression from own shoulders
March 7, 2020
Appeal of the Olonets Temporary Government to the Parliament of Finland
Deputies of brotherly to us people, do not reject our meek request from your relatives on the other side of the border
March 2, 2020
Common grave of cadets
Beryozova Gora Village
March 1, 2020
Monument to the fallen for freedom of the brotherly peoples
Estonia, Olonets, Karelia, White Sea region, it is one huge Finnish reign
February 23, 2020
Turku. Tombstone of the fallen in the Olonets expedition
Around fifty people from Turku went to the Olonets expedition
February 21, 2020
Convention on the Åland Islands
Åland Islands shall not be fortified, and that no military or naval establishments whatsoever shall be maintained or created there
February 19, 2020
The Tsar Against the Finnish People
The freedom of Finland will triumph because without it the freedom of Russia is inconceivable
February 17, 2020
Ethnographic map of Europe
Published by Union of Nationalities, Lausanne, 1918
February 15, 2020
January 26, 2020
Monument to the Fallen in the Battle of Polovina
On June 13, 1919 five young men from Kouvola fallen in the hard battle of Polovina Village, near Petrozavodsk
January 25, 2020
Appeal of the Olonets Temporary Government to the Government of Finland
The Olonets Temporary Government, formed at this difficult moment, is therefore appealing to the friendly people of Finland, through its elected government, to extend a helping hand to their brothers, who are dying from Bolshevism
January 20, 2020
Monument in Antrea
”For the Fatherland and the Nation they gived their lives”
January 19, 2020
Manifesto of the Olonets Temporary Government to the inhabitants of Olonets State
Following the liberation of the Olonets State from bolshevism, the Olonets Temporary Government will transfer its mandate to the new Olonets Government, which will be elected by universal popular vote and, in turn, will act leading the Karelian people to a free and happy life
December 29, 2019
There was no other reasons for banish except that all these families were considered ”kulaks”
December 26, 2019
Protocol of an interview
On April 11, 1931 the Headquarters of Isthmus Border Guard transferred from the Kuokkala Border Guard Post to sub-branch for questioning and further actions detained at the same day in the Kuokkala Ingrian Finns
December 11, 2019
Memorial to the Rune Singers from Suojärvi
The fate of the monument is unknown since the Winter War
November 8, 2019
Memorial to the Rune Singers from Tolvajärvi
It was transferred from the annexed territories and converted into Soviet monument
November 4, 2019
The common grave of the Soviet soldiers in Veshkelitsa
"Eternal glory to the warriors who fell for Motherland"
November 3, 2019
October 12, 2019
October 11, 2019
History of Ilmee
First mention of Ilmee belongs to the 1546
September 23, 2019
Finnish propaganda leaflet
Don’t be afraid because the hour of freedom of Karelia has come
September 3, 2019
Project of a new railway station
The project was not implemented due to lack of funding
September 1, 2019
August 11, 2019
Building of Kareldrev Trust
After World War II there housed various Soviet institutions, including the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs of the Karelian-Finnish SSR
July 19, 2019
Comparative numbers of peoples inhabiting Russia
Grand Duchy of Finland was excluded from the census, Helsingfors only was included
June 16, 2019
Golikovka station building
This wooden jugendstil building, unfortunately, has not survived to our days
June 2, 2019
Jugendstil in Perozavodsk
Building of teacher's seminary
May 31, 2019
May 25, 2019
The most of the territory of Korpiselkä Commune was moved to Soviet Union
March 28, 2019
March 17, 2019
Notification for all Russian garrison's committees in the cities of Finland
Enough blood has already been shed. Let the Finns, both the peasants and the workers, decide their own destiny!
March 11, 2019
Rautjärvi – Ilmee
The part of the territory of Rautjärvi Commune was moved to Soviet Union
February 23, 2019
Finnish and Karelian peoples will live as one family
The Karelian people will help the Finnish people to build a joyful and happy life
February 17, 2019
Finland and Russia
The freer Russia is, and the more resolutely our republic recognises the right of non-Great-Russian nations to secede, the more strongly will other nations be attracted towards an alliance with us, the less friction will there be, the more rarely will actual secession occur, the shorter the period of secession will last…
February 15, 2019
Manifesto of July 18/31, 1917, on the Dissolution of the Sejm and on the Holding of New Elections
Provisional Government cannot recognize the right of the Finnish Sejm to predetermine of its own accord the will of the forthcoming Russian Constituent Assembly and abolish the authority of the Russian Government in matters of Finnish legislation and government
February 6, 2019
Signing of the Reparations Agreement
Helsinki, December 17, 1944
February 2, 2019
In the Commissariat for Foreign Affairs
According to the desire expressed by the government of the Democratic Republic of Finland, from December 8th of this year the coast of Finland and the waters adjoining to it are blocked
January 29, 2019
Telegram to the Chairman Of The Council Of People's Commissars
Our troops today with the support by our Ladoga flotilla captured by the unexpected attack Vidlitsa Factory near the Finnish border
January 27, 2019
Telegram to the head of the 1st rifle division
We expect from you the same victories in the Petrozavodsk sector
January 14, 2019
Search v7.07
Added search query language
January 13, 2019
Letter to Germany's Führer Adolf Hitler
Finland has resolved to wage war side by side with Germany against the Soviet Union until the threat to which Finland is exposed from the Soviet Union has been removed
January 12, 2019
Kinship Wars Commemorative Cross
Commemorative Crosses were also granted to the lived in Finland or in Estonia Ingrian Finns and Eastern Karelians, which participated in the battles of the Kinship Wars
December 12, 2018
"Peasant March"
July 7, 1930
December 9, 2018
Reply of Soviet Government to telegram of Chairman of the Committee of League of Nations
The Government of the U.S.S.R. begs to inform you that it cannot accept this invitation
November 15, 2018
Index of Names
Contains short biographical information
November 11, 2018
Karelian Commemorative Medal
It was awarded to participants of the East Karelian Uprising in 1921-1922, as well to those who actively contributed to them
November 6, 2018
History of Vepsian ABC-book
Matti Hämäläinen together with the Vepsian language teacher Fyodor Andreev prepared a Vepsian ABC-book
October 30, 2018
Petrozavodsk defensive line
“It was at this time, at the end of June, when the capture of Petrozavodsk was only a matter of few days, happen a Vidlitsa disaster.”
October 21, 2018
Olonets Commemorative Medal
It was awarded to all participants of the liberation battles in 1919 in Olonets Karelia, as well to those who actively contributed to them
September 20, 2018
Bolshevism takes new starting positions for attack
German magazine Signal from August 1, 1941
September 3, 2018
Memorial to the Battle of Ristlahti
The question of belonging of the Kexholm County to Sweden solved during the Battle of Ristlahti
August 17, 2018
The first phrase of the paternoster in different languages
Europa Polyglotta, Linguarum Genealogiam exhibens, una cum Literis, Scribendique modis, Omnium Gentium
August 7, 2018
The boundary marker in Kumuri
In the autumn 2002 on the rock near the abandoned Finnish Kumuri village discovered early unknown border inscription
August 5, 2018
Rajakangas boundary stone
About a few tens kilometers from the old Karelian Repola village, near the closed border crossing point Rajakangas-Kolvasjärvi, situated a boundary stone
July 31, 2018
The boundary stone in Miinoa
In the abandoned old Karelian folklore Miinoa village situated a boundary stone
July 30, 2018
The boundary stone in Kolmikanta
In July 2016 early unknown border stone number 327 was found in Kolmikanta area
July 29, 2018
The boundary stone near Manssila
In July 2016 early unknown border stone number 72 was found near the Pogrankondushi village
April 10, 2018
March 8, 2018
Special department of the NKVD of the 15th Army on March 19-20 examined the area of Lemetti (Southern), where the 18th Infantry Division and the 34th Tank Brigade were surrounded by the White Finns
March 5, 2018
Appeal of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Finland To the Working People of Finland
The Finnish people, who for more than 200 years has dreamed of reuniting the Karelian tribe with the Finnish nation and the Finnish state, can also confidently count on the implementation of this her dearest national wish
March 4, 2018
Reichskanzler's Reichstag Speech of December 11, 1941
The winter war of the Finns aroused in us a feeling of admiration mixed with bitterness: admiration because, as a soldierly nation, we have a sympathetic heart for heroism and sacrifice, and bitterness because our concern for the enemy threat in the West and the danger in the East meant that we were no position to help
February 2, 2018
Vepsian language alphabet
All textbooks, fiction and periodicals published using a Latin based Vepsian alphabet
December 17, 2017
Protocol amending the agreement concerning passenger traffic on the Saimaa canal
When a return trip is made on the same day, combined means of transportation shall be permitted in one direction by vessel, bus or train and on the return trip by bus or train or vessel
December 16, 2017
Agreement concerning passenger traffic on the Saimaa Canal
The Agreement between the Republic of Finland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics concerning passenger traffic on the Saimaa Canal and in the territory leased by the Republic of Finland from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and concerning transit traffic to Leningrad of 7 March 1968, including all subsequent amendments and additions thereto since its entry into force, shall cease to be valid as of the date of entry into force of this Agreement
December 7, 2017
Note of Government of the Finland, handed on November 29th, 1939, to Mr. M.Molotov, People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the USSR
My Government are prepared to come to an understanding with the Government of the USSR. concerning the withdrawal of the defense troops on the Karelian Isthmus, with the exception of the units of frontier-guards and Customs officials, to such a distance from Leningrad that it can no longer be claimed that they threaten the security of that town
September 15, 2017
Place identification signs by Vepsian language
In 2007 the new place identification signs was placed in the territory of former Veps national volost
September 2, 2017
March 18, 2017
Monument to Kuusinen in Petrozavodsk
Local people call the monument «The Fisheries Enforcement»
February 24, 2017
Pax 1947
Finnish postage stamp
February 23, 2017
Birth certificates
Birth certificates of Karelian-Finnish SSR and of Karelian ASSR
September 21, 2016
June 19, 2016
Lutheran church in Muyezersky
Lutheran parish in Muyezersky was officially registered at March 9, 2000
June 5, 2016
Agreement concerning passenger traffic on the Saimaa Canal and in the territory leased by the Republic of Finland from the USSR and concerning transit traffic to Leningrad
Combined passenger traffic by vessel and by motor vehicle shall be permitted. Passengers may transfer from one means of transport to another at Leningrad or at the Vyborg transit point
March 28, 2016
March 16, 2016
Painting by Angelika Rasmus
Inspired by a well-known painting ”The Defense of the Sampo” (1896) by Aksel Gallén that illustrates a passage from the Karelian-Finnish national epic ”Kalevala”
February 5, 2016
Grigor Auer
Finnish artist, Karelian landscape painter born in Pitkäranta (Impilahti municipality) in the family of Orthodox Karelian peasant
February 4, 2016
Note of the Government of the USSR, handed on November 29th, 1939, to Mr. Yrjö-Koskinen, Finnish minister at Moscow
As a result of the situation thus created, for which the Finnish Government alone is responsible, the Government of the U.S.S.R. can no longer maintain normal relations with Finland and find themselves compelled to recall their political and economic representatives from Finland
February 3, 2016
Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation
About conferring the title of City of Military Glory on Vyborg
February 2, 2016
Note of the Government of the USSR, handed on November 28th, 1939, to Mr. Yrjö-Koskinen, Finnish minister at Moscow
In consequence, the Government of the U.S.S.R. are obliged to state that they consider themselves, as from to-day, released from the obligations ensuing from the Treaty of Non-Aggression concluded between the U.S.S.R. and Finland, obligations which are being systematically violated by the Finnish Government
February 1, 2016
Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation
About conferring the title of City of Military Glory on Petrozavodsk
Speech on the Opening Of The Third Winter Relief Work In Berlin Sports Palace at October 3, 1941
In the north, Finland is fighting, a true nation of heroes, for in her wide spaces she relies on her own strength, her bravery and tenacity
January 31, 2016
Note of Government of the Finland, handed on November 27th, 1939, to Mr. M.Molotov, People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the USSR
Although there are thus no concrete grounds for withdrawing the troops from the frontier-line, as you propose, my Government is prepared, none the less, to open conversations with a view to the mutual withdrawal of troops to a certain distance from the frontier
January 30, 2016
Note of the Government of the USSR, handed on November 26th, 1939, to Mr. Yrjö-Koskinen, Finnish minister at Moscow
In consequence, the Government of the U.S.S.R., while protesting energetically against what has happened, propose that the Finnish Government should, without delay, withdraw their troops on the Carelian Isthmus from the frontier to a distance of 20-25 kilometres, and thus preclude all possibility of a repetition of provocative acts
January 6, 2016
Order of the Day, June 21, 1944
Death to the German-Finnish invaders!
January 2, 2016
Declaration by the governments of Great Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States, addressed to Germany's satellites – Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Finland
These nations must therefore decide now whether they intend to persist in their present hopeless and calamitous policy of opposing the inevitable Allied victory, while there is yet time for them to contribute to that victory
October 17, 2015
Aide-memoire of mr. Holsti, delegate of Finland to the League of Nations, handed on December 9th, 1939, to mr. Avenol, secretary-general of the League of Nations
The cession of these territories, which from the remotest times have been inhabited by a Finnish population, would have meant the renunciation of the principles of nationality recognized by the founders of the U.S.S.R. Nevertheless, the Government of Finland were ready to make this heavy sacrifice, in order to meet the demands of her great neighbor
May 3, 2015
April 26, 2015
Photos, video
April 19, 2015
Establishment of diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and the Finnish Democratic Republic
The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR decided to recognize the People's Government of Finland and to establish diplomatic relations between USSR and the Finnish Democratic Republic
April 18, 2015
Formation of a People's Government of Finland
By agreement with the representatives of a number of Left-wing parties and with Finnish soldiers who had rebelled, a new government of Finland was formed at Terijoki today
April 4, 2015
Resolution of the Congress of People’s Deputies of the USSR
On the Political and Juridical Appraisal of the Soviet-German Non-Aggression Treaty of 1939
March 31, 2015
Russian atlas, 1745
The Imperial Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg
March 23, 2015
Map of the Finnish Democratic Republic, 1939
Military Topographic Department of the General Staff of the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army
March 22, 2015
Map of Sortavala
Maps of cities of the Grand Duchy of Finland, 1837-1843
March 8, 2015
Soviet notes of 1947
1, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 rubles
March 7, 2015
Russian Railways
Cartographic institution of A.Ilyin, 1918
March 6, 2015
Karelian-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic
Karelian-Finnish SSR existed as a part of the USSR from March 31, 1940 to July 16, 1956
March 4, 2015
February 23, 2015
Route XVI. Leningrad-Murmansk
Passenger guide. Maps of railway routes, 1967
February 11, 2015
Kirov Railway
Ministry of the Means of Communication of USSR, 1952
February 9, 2015
Atlas of railway maps of USSR
Central administration for geodesy and cartography of the Council of Ministers of USSR, 1976
February 7, 2015
Atlas of railway maps of USSR
Ministry of Transport Construction of the USSR, 1962
February 1, 2015
Atlas of railways of USSR
Central administration for geodesy and cartography of the Council of Ministers of USSR, 1982
December 13, 2014
Veps National Volost
Veps National Volost was established on January 20, 1994
Vepsian national flag
Vepsian national flag was designed by painter Vitaly Dobrynin at 1992
December 27, 2013
Coat of arms of Ingria
The first mention of the Coat of Arms of Ingria was in the Swedish Laurentius Petri's chronicle in 1581
December 26, 2013
Karelian-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic
The pocket atlas of the USSR, 1940
December 21, 2013
Ingrian flag
Ingrian flag is the national flag of Ingrian finns
December 15, 2013
Atlas of the Arkhangelsk eparchy
Kolsky, Kemsky and Onezhsky Uyezds
December 14, 2013
Atlas of the USSR
Political map of the USSR, west of the RSFSR, European north-west of the RSFSR and Karelian-Finnish SSR
December 8, 2013
Geographical atlas of the USSR for the secondary school
Political-administrative divisions of the USSR, Karelian-Finnish SSR, European part of the RSFSR, ethnic groups of the USSR
December 3, 2013
December 2, 2013
December 1, 2013
Small geographical atlas
Lenigrad district and Karelian ASSR. Western Europe. 1930
November 11, 2013
Ethnographic map of the USSR
State cartography and geodesy publishing House of the Institute of geodesy and crtography. Leningrad. 1930
November 10, 2013
Additional protocol
Additional protocol to the Agreement between the Republic of Finland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics concerning the lease to the Republic of Finland of the part of Saimaa canal belonging to the Soviet Union and Maly Vysotsky Island, signed at Moscow, on 27 September 1962
November 9, 2013
The Novgorodian colonization of the North
Having been christened, a Korela or Lop' (together with a new religion and a Russian name) took the whole complexion of a Russian «peasant»
November 4, 2013
Through the North Russia
Once had been ousted by the Novgorodians and converted to Christianity 600 years ago, the Karelians moved over to the more remote places of the region, leaving the best areas to the Russians
November 3, 2013
Letter to I.I.Sreznevsky
The Karelian epics and household poetry have been almost completely disappeared, so the Karelians don’t sing any household songs except for the Russian ones
November 2, 2013
The population of Finland
Although, due to the geographical position of the area, Karelians have been come in contact with the Slavs much more often than, for example, with the Swedes, and even from ancient times they were in touch with Novgorod, however, in Karelia much remains of the antiquity in the form of ancient songs and legends
November 1, 2013
Midnight Sun Country
Sortavala is left far behind…
October 31, 2013
Note by wire
Your planned number of deportees in the first line – 3547 families – is approved
October 30, 2013
Order to Commander of 52th army
In two-day period withdraw from all units and departments of the army all Germans, Estonians, Letts, Finns, Lithuanians…
October 29, 2013
Zadne-Nikiforovskaya poustinia of Olonets Uyezd of Olonets Guberniya
There are a plenty of Korela people, especially women and children, who can not even understand and speak Russian
October 28, 2013
Telegram to General Mannerheim
As a compunction for the assistance Mannerheim requires the following…
October 27, 2013
Report on the operational situation and troop activities
Report by representative of the Supreme Commander of the Leningrad front to Chairman of the State Defense Committee on the operational situation and troop activities
July 28, 2012
July 22, 2012
Sonck's house
House was designed by the famous Finnish architect Lars Sonck in Finnish National Romanticism style in 1915
June 24, 2012
Il-14 Air Crash near Petrozavodsk
On 4 March 1978 a Soviet Air Defence Forces Ilyushin Il-14 crashed near Petrozavodsk
April 27, 2012
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February 27, 2012
Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler's proclamation to German nation on war with Soviet Union
United with their Finnish comrades, the fighters of the victory of Narvik are standing in the Northern Arctic. German divisions commanded by the conqueror of Norway, in coöperation with the heroes of Finnish freedom, under their marshal, are protecting Finnish soil
January 3, 2012
Preparation of peace treaties with Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Finland
The terms of the peace treaty with Finland will be drafted by the Foreign Ministers of the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom
December 31, 2011
Declaration of the People's Government of Finland
The People’s Government of Finland will turn to Government of Soviet Union in order to recommend concluding the Pact of Mutual Assistance between Finland and the Soviet Union, and to comply with the age-old national hope of the Finnish people for reuniting the Karelian people with it in a single independent State of Finland
November 26, 2011
The treaty of peace between Russia and Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey
Finland and the Aaland Islands will immediately be cleared of Russian troops and the Russian Red Guard, and the Finnish ports of the Russian fleet and of the Russian naval forces
November 6, 2011
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November 5, 2011
Radio address by Prime Minister of Finland Risto Ryti, 8 December 1939
Conquering Finland will not be a parade march, but will at every step extract a heavy toll from the invader
October 1, 2011
Radio address by President of Finland Risto Ryti 26 June 1941
Our peace loving people, which for more than a year have strained to utmost to once again rebuild their country to flourish in the aftermath of the previous war, has once again been made the target of vicious attack
August 25, 2011
Delegate of Finland Rudolf Holsti’s address to the General Assembly of League of Nations
Gentlemen, fulfill your duty! People of Finland will fulfill that of their own towards the civilized world and will fulfill it with the most precious they have, their own blood
July 31, 2011
Flight 9605
On 20 June 2011 a Rusair airline Tupolev Tu-134A-3 crashed onto the highway Petrozavodsk–Suojärvi
July 23, 2011
Lutheran church in Segezha
Lutheran parish in Segezha was officially registered in 1994
July 22, 2011
Lutheran Church in Läskelä
Harlu lutheran parish was formed in 2008 as a result of detachment from Pitkäranta parish
July 9, 2011
Convention between Finland and Russia regarding measures taken in order to secure peace at the frontier
A zone shall be established on both sides of and along the territorial frontier between the two States, from the Lake of Ladoga as far as the Arctic Ocean; within the confines of this zone the two Contracting Parties undertake to apply the provisions of the present Convention in order to ensure the inviolability of the frontier
Protocol attached to the Convention regarding peace at the frontier
In order to avoid any doubts or misunderstandings with regard to some of the provisions laid down in the Convention between Russia and Finland concerning the measures to be taken to ensure the inviolability of the frontier…
July 6, 2011
Finnish Foreign Minister Väinö Tanner speaks to American radio listeners
We cannot bring ourselves to believe that the civilized Western world will not find some means which are more powerful than its invaluable sympathy
May 28, 2011
Open radio speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Mr. Tanner
I would request reply by the same means as this question has been made. Should the answer not arrive, or should it be negative, the entire world, which is already watching various acts of the Soviet Union with amazement, shall know the value placed by the Soviet Union on its principles and promises
May 22, 2011
Manifesto to the Karelian people
Within those areas, of which the Defence Forces of Finland has assumed possession, it is absolutely necessary for the general population to follow regulations as issued by the military personnel
April 23, 2011
On abdication of Nikolay II
We transmit the succession to Our brother, the Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich, and give Him Our blessing to mount the Throne of the Russian Empire
On abdication of Mikhail
I request all citizens of Russia to obey the Provisional Government until, within as short a time as possible, the Constituent Assembly, elected on a basis of universal, equal, and secret suffrage, shall express the will of the nation regarding the form of government to be adopted
April 22, 2011
Letter from Prime Minister Churchill to Field-Marshal Mannerheim
Surely your troops have advanced far enough for security during the war and could now halt and give leave
Letter from Field-Marshal Mannerheim to Prime Minister Churchill
I am sure you will realize that it is impossible for me to halt the military operations at present being carried out before the troops have reached the positions which in my opinion will provide us with the necessary security
March 12, 2011
Order No 1 of the Military Revolutionary Committee of Karelian-Murmansk Region
Those who do not follow this order will be considered enemies of the Karelian working people and make them responsible for the suffering of Karelia and of the destruction of its economy
March 6, 2011
Report on the subversive act on the Onda River
The 379th infantry regiment Commander's Report to the Olonets Gubernia Military Commissariat on the subversive act on the Onda River
February 27, 2011
Some directives for the Berlin visit
Stalin’s Directives to Molotov Prior to the Visit to Berlin
February 3, 2011
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January 30, 2011
List of border areas
Executive Order On Approving the List of Border Areas in which Foreign Nationals, Stateless Persons and Foreign Entities are not Allowed to Own Land Plots
January 7, 2011
Monument to the Battle of Hiekka
The Battle of Hiekka took place on August 9, 1808, during the Russian-Swedish war of 1808-1809
December 30, 2010
Greetings to comrade Stalin
Stalin, whose name will always be the symbol of friendship and brotherhood of the peoples of the Soviet Union and of Finland, as well as of all the peoples of the world
December 26, 2010
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November 6, 2010
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September 4, 2010
Manifesto confirming the Constitution of the Grand Duchy of Finland and its full implementation
By this act, we solemnly affirm to the Finnish people, on the basis of its Constitution, the steadfast preservation of their internal independence and their rights to their national culture and languages
August 1, 2010
July 12, 2010
Photos, video
July 8, 2010
July 4, 2010
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June 27, 2010
Comrade Molotov's radio address
There were also enemy air raids and artillery shelling from Rumanian and Finnish territory
May 29, 2010
Nikita Khrushchev in the Petrozavodsk
Khrushchev was the first Soviet leader which visited the Petrozavodsk
May 18, 2010
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March 25, 2010
In a New Soviet Town
Today and in all recent days creative work is in full swing in Pitkäranta. Dirt and litter are being cleaned away from workshops of sulfate cellulose plant and streets of the town
March 21, 2010
Red Banner of Labour Order
By a Decision of Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of August 4, 1978 Petrozavodsk was decorated with the Red Banner of Labour Order
January 2, 2010
Coat of arms of USSR in 1946-1956
The motto ”Workers of All Countries, Unite!” was represented in 16 languages of Soviet Republics
December 6, 2009
To the people of Finland
The century-old desire for freedom waits for to come true now; the Finnish people is stepping foreward as a free nation among the others in the world
November 23, 2009
August 31, 2009
In March 1940, as result of the Winter War, the all territory of Ruskeala became Soviet
August 30, 2009
Lutheran Church in Ruskeala
Lutheran parish in Ruskeala was resumed in 1990
August 29, 2009
August 27, 2009
Order of the Leningrad Military District
We go into Finland not as combatants, but as friends and liberators, freeing the Finnish people from the clutches of the landowners and capitalists. We are not against the Finnish people but against the Cajander-Erkko government, clutching the Finnish people and provoking war against the USSR
August 16, 2009
Agreement between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Finland concerning the Åland islands
Finland undertakes to demilitarize the Åland Islands, not to fortify them and not to make them available to the armed forces of any other State
August 15, 2009
Treaty on the transfer to the territory of the Soviet Union of part of the state territory of Finland in the region of the Jäniskoski hydroelectric power station and the Niskakoski control dam
The Republic of Finland cedes to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics territory comprising an area of one hundred and seventy-six square kilometres in the region of the Janiskoski hydroelectric power station and Niskakoski control dam on the Paatsjoki river, including the buildings and installations situated in this territory, with the result that this territory shall become part of the State territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and that the existing frontier between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Republic of Finland shall be changed in this region
July 27, 2009
Soviet Posters
We Don't Want to Fight, But We'll Defend the Soviets! Be on Guard!
July 26, 2009
Agreement on coöperation in perpetuating the memory of servicemen who fell in the Second World War
The Government of the Republic of Finland and the Government of the Russian Federation shall ensure the protection and indefinite right to preservation of, respectively, Russian (Soviet) war cemeteries and graves and memorials in Finland and Finnish war cemeteries and graves and memorials in the Russian Federation. The Contracting Parties shall also undertake to ensure that relatives of the fallen servicemen are able to visit such cemeteries and graves
July 25, 2009
Agreement on coöperation in the Murmansk region, the Republic of Karelia, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region
The Contracting Parties shall develop and expand coöperation in the Murmansk region, the Republic of Karelia, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region in order to promote the stable development of these regions, taking into account the interests of both Contracting Parties
July 24, 2009
Treaty between the Republic of Finland and the Russian Federation on the basis for relations
The Parties undertake to maintain the border between them as a border of good-neighbourliness and coöperation in accordance with the Final Act of CSCE, respecting its inviolability and each other's territorial integrity
July 19, 2009
June 28, 2009
June 4, 2009
Kivatch Waterfalls
Kivatch Waterfalls is located on the Suna River, about 60 kilometres from Petrozavodsk
May 21, 2009
KASSR on the map of USSR, 1979
1979. The map of USSR
May 10, 2009
Peace Treaty between the Republic of Finland and the RSFSR
From the date upon which this Treaty shall come into force, a state of war shall cease to exist between the Contracting Powers, and the two Powers shall mutually undertake to maintain, for the future, an attitude of peace and goodwill towards one another
May 3, 2009
Highways of KFSSR
Voenizdat of People's Commissariat of Defense. 1945
KFSSR on the map of USSR
1940. Map of USSR
February 22, 2009
Manifesto issued March 27, 1809
We, Alexander the First, D.G. Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth, Grand Duke of Finland, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth, do make known: That, Providence having placed Us in possession of the Grand Duchy of Finland…
Manifesto to all inhabitants of Finland
After having assembled the estates of Finland at a general diet and accepted their oath of allegiance, we desired on this occasion to confirm and ensure by a solemn act, prepared in their presence and proclaimed in our Lord's sanctuary, the preservation of their christian religion and fundamental laws, together with the liberties and rights enjoyed by each estate separately and by all inhabitants of Finland conjointly
February 2, 2009
Coat of arms of Karelia
The oldest remained image of the coat of arms of Karelia is situated in a series of colour drawings of coats of arms of Swedish provinces in 1562, contained in the Manuscript Collections of Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
January 31, 2009
Report of the Assembly of the League of Nations
It follows from these findings that the Soviet Government has violated, not only its special political agreements with Finland, but also Article 12 of the Covenant of the League of Nations and the Pact of Paris
January 25, 2009
The map of exchanging of territories
Sputnik Agitatora magazine, N2, 1940
January 23, 2009
January 12, 2009
Convention for the Definition of Aggression
No political, military, economic or other considerations may serve as an excuse or justification for the aggression
January 11, 2009
"Has been entrusted to me the honor…"
According to the decision of the Senate from January, 28th has been entrusted to me the honor operate as the commander-in-chief of locally Defence Guards of Finland
January 3, 2009
The appeal of the Parliament of Finland
The people of Finland, who have always honestly endeavoured to build up their future in mutual understanding with all other nations and on the foundation of peaceful labour, are being ruthlessly attacked by their eastern neighbour without the slightest cause on the part of Finland
December 29, 2008
Proclamation of the Senate of the Finland
Inflamed by a few unscrupulous individuals, some Finnish citizens, supported by foreign bayonets, have risen in rebellion against the Diet and Government of Finland, and by violence prevented it from carrying out its functions, thus endangering the new-found freedom of our country
December 28, 2008
Convention of conciliation
The present Convention shall constitute an integral part of the Pact of Non-Aggression and Pacific Settlement of Disputes concluded on January 21st, 1932, between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Finland
December 27, 2008
To The Urals
To the Urals, behind it, are Russians running you hear agile splash of their shoes
December 26, 2008
December 25, 2008
Letter to Germany's Führer and Commander-in-Chief
In this hour of hard decisions I am impelled to inform you that I have arrived at the conviction that the salvation of my nation makes it my duty to find a means of ending the war
December 24, 2008
Telegram to League of Nations Secretary
The USSR, with which Finland has maintained good-neighborly relations since the signing of the peace treaty in Tartu in 1920, and with which Finland has signed a non-aggression pact, the validity of which expires only in 1945, suddenly on the morning of Nov. 30 of this year, attacked not only frontier positions, but also open Finnish cities, spreading death and devastation among the civilian population, particularly by attacks from the air
December 23, 2008
Resolution adopted by the Assembly of the League of Nations
Whereas, by the aggression which it has committed against Finland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has failed to observe not only its special agreements with Finland but also Article 12 of the Covenant of the League of Nations and the Pact of Paris; And whereas, immediately before committing that aggression, it denounced, without legal justification, the Treaty of Non-Aggression which it had concluded with Finland in 1932, and which was to remain in force until the end of 1945…
December 22, 2008
Reply of Soviet Government
The Soviet Union is not in a state of war with Finland and does not threaten the people of Finland with war
December 21, 2008
Resolution adopted by the Council of the League of Nations
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has placed itself outside the League of Nations
December 20, 2008
Protocol signed June 6, 1983
The Treaty of Friendship, Coöperation and Mutual Assistance between the Republic of Finland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of 6 April 1948, extended in accordance with the Protocols between the Republic of Finland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of 19 September 1955 and 20 July 1970, 6 shall remain in force for a period of 20 years from the date of the entry into force of this Protocol
December 19, 2008
Protocol signed July 20, 1970
The Treaty of friendship, coöperation and mutual assistance of 6 April 1948 between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Republic of Finland shall remain in force for a period of 20 years from the date of the entry into force of this Protocol
December 18, 2008
Protocol signed September 19, 1955
The provisions of article 8 concerning the term of the Treaty of Friendship, Coöperation and Mutual Assistance between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Republic of Finland signed at Moscow on 6 April 1948 shall be amended, and this Treaty shall remain in force for twenty years from the date of the entry into force of the present Protocol
December 17, 2008
Resolution of the Bureau of the Central Committee of CP (b) of the KFSSR
Basing on intra-departmental procedures of manpower assigning in 3 month period minister of sovkhoz and minister of timber and paper industry of the KFSSR have to re-allocate already allocated Ingermanlands from frontier regions to inner ones
December 16, 2008
Protocol signed April 7, 1934
Notwithstanding the provisions concerning the time-limit and methods of expiry of the Treaty regarding non-aggression and the pacific settlement of disputes, concluded at Helsinki on January 21st, 1932, between Finland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which provisions appear in Article 8 of the said Treaty, that Treaty shall remain in force until December 31st, 1945
December 15, 2008
Treaty of non-aggression and pacific settlement of disputes
The High Contracting Parties mutually guarantee the inviolability of the existing frontiers between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Republic of Finland, as fixed by the Treaty of Peace concluded at Dorpat on October 14th, 1920, which shall remain the firm foundation of their relations, and reciprocally undertake to refrain from any act of aggression directed against each other
December 14, 2008
Comrade Molotov's report
What was the meaning of the war that took place in Finland during the past three-odd months?
December 13, 2008
December 12, 2008
Secret Additional Protocol
In the event of a territorial and political rearrangement in the areas belonging to the Baltic States (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)…
December 11, 2008
Agreement concerning the renunciation of rights to the use of the territory of Porkkala-Udd as a naval base
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics renounces in favour of the Republic of Finland all rights to the use and administration of the territories and waters which the Republic of Finland first leased to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under article 8 of the Armistice Agreement signed at Moscow on 19 September 1944
December 10, 2008
Agreement concerning trackage rights for goods trains
The USSR railways shall allow through goods trains of the Finnish railways to use its trackage along the route USSR State frontier-Syväoro-Vartsilä-USSR State frontier
December 9, 2008
Radio Speech of comrade Molotov
The hostile foreign press asserts that the measures being taken by us are aimed at the seizure or annexation to the USSR. This is malicious slander
December 8, 2008
Edict about territorial changes between The Russian Empire and The Grand Duchy of Finland
Also His Emperor Majesty is pleased to announce that to compensate Finland those following territories would be joined to Finland in due time – sea front territories of Arctic Ocean on the west from Jacob-Elf River at Stolboa Gulf (the issue about that river's water withdrawal to Lapp lands is already raised) or after the proper apportionment and estimation the Sankt-Petersburg gubernia's not used lands locating at the frontiers
December 7, 2008
Manifesto on concerning the union of Finland with the Russian Empire
The inhabitants of conquered Finland are to be numbered from this time forth amongst the peoples under the sceptre of Russia and with them shall make up the Empire; only the will and resolve of the Almighty can separate them from this great whole
December 6, 2008
Manifesto on naming Old and New Finland as Finland
With annexation of New Finland to Russian Empire and supposing that differences between Old and New Finland in naming as well as in governing are unnecessarily and not suitable for this province…
November 25, 2008
The map of Kirov railway
Voenizdat of People's Commissariat of Defense. 1943
November 12, 2008
August 30, 2008
August 29, 2008
August 28, 2008
August 27, 2008
August 20, 2008
June 28, 2008
June 26, 2008
June 7, 2008
July 4, 2007
Lutheran Church in Kem
Lutheran parish in Kemi was formed in 1992
July 3, 2007
Midnight Sun Country
Alexander Talanov. 1956
April 6, 2007
March 21, 2007
To all Karelians of Finland and White Sea Karelia
I swear in the name of the Finnish peasant army, whose commander-in-chief I have the honour to be, that I will not sheath my sword before law and order reigns in the land, before all fortresses are in our hands, before the last soldier of Lenin is driven not only from Finland, but from White Sea Karelia as well
January 24, 2007
Memorandum of Nothern Front Commander-in-Chief
We concentrate right now a considerable amount of our best forces in Petrograd region and they will amount in number up to about three divisions and we promptly attack Vyborg and Kexholm in order to, after we fortify ourselves on the very advantageous defense line on Vuoksa Lake and on other lakes as well we would secure Petrograd. At the same time it would really endanger Vyborg itself as well as connection between this city and Serdobol
January 22, 2007
The History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Some temporary success the imperialists had in Finland
January 11, 2007
Savings bank
Article by Igor Sergeev
January 6, 2007
Leander's House
Article by Igor Sergeev
December 19, 2006
Information of the Ministry of Finance
Almost from the very coast of the Ladoga Lake the bigger part of the inland area along the border of the Olonets gubernia represents the mixture of the hills covered with the forests and the swamps, full of rocks and lakes
December 2, 2006
The decree of the Council of the People's Commissars on the Republic of Finland
In response to the proposal of the Finnish Government concerning the recognition of the independence of the Republic of Finland, the Council of People's Commissars, in full accordance with the principle of the nations right to self-determination, has decided…
November 16, 2006
Armistice Agreement between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on the one hand, and Finland on the other
The effect of the Peace Treaty between the Soviet Union and Finland, concluded in Moscow on the 12th of March, 1940, is restored subject to the changes which follow from the present Agreement
November 12, 2006
Vyborg gubernia
The Vyborg gubernia forms the south-east part of Finland…
October 12, 2006
Lake District
Great number of Korels live in the Olonets Gubernia; ages ago there were much more of them here, so the whole region was called Karelia
October 6, 2006
Derzhavin, Daily notes
They say that Peter the Great called these people "flying on wooden wings and living on the wood bark"
September 29, 2006
Winter campaign in Karelia in 1921/22 years
Despite, however, the strong pressure of Russian clericalism and chauvinism, Karelians did not lose their national appearance and national features and did not disappear from face of the earth, as this happened to other Finnish tribes
September 27, 2006
Report on the situation in Petrograd region
There were numerous attacks on the Finnish side, but all these did not surpassed minor frontier engagements
September 24, 2006
Korels of the Olonets Gubernia
The Finns giving up their territory to the Slavs went far to the North and North-West, and called their newly-formed country – Finland. However, some Finns stayed at their places and mingled with the Russian tribes…
June 20, 2006
June 19, 2006
Letter to President Paasikivi
As you should know, two of the three countries bordering the USSR and having fought against the USSR on the German side, namely Hungary and Romania, had already signed with the USSR the pacts on mutual assistance against possible German aggression
June 7, 2006
Karelians of the Olonets Gubernia
Karelian, korelian are Russified Finnish tribes living in the Northwest Russian Gubernias
June 2, 2006
The Agreement of Friendship, Coöperation, and Mutual Assistance between The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and The Republic of Finland
In the eventuality of Finland, or the Soviet Union through Finnish territory, becoming the object of an armed attack by Germany or any state allied with the latter, Finland will, true to its obligations as an independent state, fight to repel the attack
May 30, 2006
The Treaty of Peace with Finland
The frontiers of Finland shall be those which existed on 1 January 1941
May 16, 2006
Republic of Karelia
Republic of Karelia
May 15, 2006
May 8, 2006
Remarkable places in Petrozavodsk uezd
At about 6 miles from the town of Petrozavodsk on the right shore of the strait connecting the Onego lake with the Logmozero lake on the huge wild rock there rises a nice stone church, build by the merchant Kononov in 1781
April 25, 2006
Lutheran Church in Novye Peski
Lutheran parish of the village was formed in 1994
April 11, 2006
On the results of evacuation of the Finnish citizens from the territory occupied by the Red Army around Suojärvi
Evacuation of the population from this territory was started by the army special detachment in February 5th 1940 beginning with the Hautavaara village and followed as described below
April 3, 2006
Lutheran churches in Karelia
Lutheran churches in Karelia
March 28, 2006
Lutheran church in Olonets
Olonets parish of Ingria Evangelistic-lutheran Church was officially registered in December, 1993, after USSR dissolution
March 27, 2006
Lutheran church in Kondopoga
Kondopoga parish of Estonia Evangelistic-lutheran Church was officially registered in 1990
March 22, 2006
December 28, 2005
Memorandum of the special commissar of the Murmansk-Belomorsky krai to the People's Commissariat of the Military Affairs
Along with the English-French threat of war, there is also a real threat to the region of the Medveshja Gora1 from direction of Finland
December 26, 2005
To the commander of defense of the Finnish region
The ultimate target is to achieve Lake Saimaa, with establishing the line Sulkava – Nyslott – Serdobol
November 1, 2005
Order of the Commander-in-Chief N 1
I am starting the execution of my duties in the moment when our centuries-old enemy has attacked our country again
October 19, 2005
About the establishing of the frontier guard on the new state border with Finland
To oblige the NKVD of the USSR to establish the frontier guard on the new state border between the USSR and Finland
September 23, 2005
Natalia Petrovna Grot
September 13, 2005
Order of the Commander-in-Chief N 34
Peace has been concluded between our country and the Soviet Union, an exacting peace which has ceded to Soviet Russia nearly every battlefield on which you have shed your blood on behalf of everything we hold dear and sacred
August 28, 2005
Treaty Between the Russian and Finnish Socialist Republics
The Council of the Peoples Commissars of the Russian Federative Soviet Republic and the Council of the Peoples Representatives of the Finnish Socialist Workers Republic, with the aim of strengthening the friendship and brotherhood between the two aforesaid free Republics, have concluded this treaty
July 15, 2005
Special Report of NKVD of KFSSR
On July 24, 1941 at 8 p.m. the Colonel Bondarev, Commander of 168-th Infantry Division has declared the immediate evacuation for City of Sortavala
May 2, 2005
Order of the Commander-in-Chief N 17
From the President of the Republic I have received the following letter…
April 27, 2005
April 15, 2005
The Treaty of Peace between The Republic of Finland and The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
The state frontier between the Republic of Finland and the USSR shall run along a new line in such fashion that there shall be included in the territory of the USSR the entire Karelian Isthmus with the city of Viipuri and Viipuri Bay with its islands, the western and northern shores of Lake Ladoga with the cities of Kexholm and Sortavala and the town of Suojärvi, a number of islands in the Gulf of Finland, the area east of Märkäjärvi with the town of Kuolajärvi, and part of the Rybachi and Sredni peninsulas
April 6, 2005
March 29, 2005
Sattuma project
Sattuma is a folk music quartet from Petrozavodsk in Russian Karelia
March 20, 2005
The boundary stone in Pogrankondushi village
The boundary stone in Pogrankondushi village
March 11, 2005
Orders of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
Orders of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
February 22, 2005
November 25, 2004
No Molotoff
Happily singing Ivan went to war but after come into the Mannerheim Line, the tune changing into more sadly, as we will hear now…
October 18, 2004
From the Soviet Information Agency, September 16th 1941
Our troops took back the Rahmansaari Island in the Ladoga Lake
From the Soviet Information Agency, July 11th 1944
Yesterday, in June 10th, the troops of the Leningrad Front started the offence on the Karelian Isthmus to the north of Leningrad. With the help of mass strikes of artillery and aviation they have broken through the heavily fortified and deep permanent defence structures of the enemy and during the two days of offence battles moved ahead for 24 kilometres in the 40 kilometres-wide breach
October 10, 2004
Santtu Karhu & Talvisovat: Anya from Olonets
Far away a maiden blossomed lLike an exotic dark-hued flower she was famous for her beauty that pearl of Olonets
September 16, 2004
User Agreement
The following documents are the legal agreement between you and Andrew Heninen
August 24, 2004
Treaty of Mutual Assistance and Friendship between USSR and Finnish Democratic Republic
As the sign of friendship and deep trust of the Soviet Union towards the Finnish Democratic Republic, coming to meet the age-old dream of the Finnish nation about reunification of the Karelian peoples with the Finnish nation in the common independent Finnish state the Soviet Union agrees to hand over to the Finnish Democratic Republic the regions of the Soviet Karelia that are mainly populated by Karelians – 70 000 square kilometres in total – to be included into the national territory of the Finnish Democratic Republic and with setting the border line between the USSR and the Finnish Democratic Republic
August 22, 2004
In the new districts of Karelian-Finnish SSR
Pitkäranta – Sortavala. Road notes. April 1940
August 10, 2004
If tomorrow the war
We're not seeking war, but'll defend ourselves not in vain we had build the defence on the enemy land we will beat him to ground by the powerful blow and small blood
July 24, 2004
The March of the Soviet tankmen
We would not take the palm of land of others but would not let to take the inch from us
July 14, 2004
Dirigibles over Petrozavodsk
For the first time the dirigible appears in the Petrozavodsk sky in July 26th 1931, when German LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin went over the capital of the Karelian ASSR on his way to the North during it's well-known Arctic expedition
July 7, 2004
Order in connection with the expelling of the White-Finnish occupants
The Soviet Karelia is feed by the Red Army from the white gangs which were organised by the Finnish officers on the money of Finnish and other foreign bourgeoisie
July 5, 2004
Traveling of the Governor-general of Finland around Finnish Karelia
For the first time after the conquest of Finland the higher representative of the Russian Empire visited the far, not widely known, might be said – forgotten, Karelian land
July 1, 2004
Riekkalansaari Island
Riekkalansaari Island
June 2, 2004
Order of the Commander-in-Chief
During the The War of Independence in 1918 I stated to the Karelians of Finnish Karelia as well as to those of White Sea Karelia that I shall not give up fighting as long as Finland and Eastern Karelia would not be free
May 31, 2004
Icebreaker Aallokas was built in Sortavala at Sortavalan Telakka ja Konepaja Oy shipyard in 1936
May 23, 2004
Waves of Onego Lake
They stepped from victory to victory and bet like a violent wind, till the intact and wonderful land was left here
May 13, 2004
Äänislinna: 1943
The view of the Äänislinna¹ has seriously changed since last year
May 11, 2004
Sortavala: Pommee Cross on the shore rock
The inscription and the Pommee Cross were cut on the shore rock near the crossing to the Riekkalansaari Island in 1898
April 29, 2004
Ladoga submarine
Finnish lake submarine Saukko was specially created for the operations on the Ladoga Lake
April 28, 2004
Karelian jäger brigade
Among other things the Finnisation policy meant creating in the AKSSR special national military unit
February 23, 2004
Heinrich Vogeler paintings
The set of water-colours with the views of Solomennoye were created in 1933-34 during one of the frequent visits of the artist to Karelia
February 17, 2004
February 11, 2004
January 26, 2004
December 24, 2003
December 1, 2003
November 7, 2003
Vuottovaara is the highest point on the West Karelian Hills (417.3 metres above sea-level) and is situated approximately at a distance of 30 km from Himola village and approximately in 20 km from Sukkajärvi village, to the east of the road connecting them
October 29, 2003
Order of the Commander of the Baltic Fleet
The Task of the Ladoga War Flotilla
Order of the Ladoga War Flotilla Commander
Attempts of the Finnish Flotilla to land their diversionary forces on the Ladoga Lake, surface ship and submarine attacks on our lake communications and battle ships are possible
The Ladoga War Flotilla Commander`s report
The Ladoga War Flotilla was established hastily and during the war actions had several accidents. The main reasons for the accidents were the commanders` ignorance of the theatre of operations, their poor navigation training, absence of wartime navigation means and devices
October 2, 2003
To the history of the town of Olonets and its surroundings
The notes on foundation of Olonets and explanation of the origin of different Karelian words and names of remarkable places
September 20, 2003
In July 1997 in the Sandarmoh woods near the town of Medvezhjegorsk (the 16th km of the Povenets road) the Memorial society expedition headed by Juri Dmitriev found the secret burials of the victims of the mass political repressions of 1937-1938
Krasny Bor
One of the clandestine NKVD burials (approximately 350x150 metres in area) is situated in the Krasny Bor wood, 19th km of the Petrozavodsk-Voznesenye road (4 km before Derevyannoe village)
September 19, 2003
Varashev's Stone and the stone on the Serdobol highway
On the Ladoha Lake near Pogranichnye Kondushi village of Olonets Uesd nearby the shore line some 10 sazhens from a small granite cape there is a very remarkable red granite stone, laying by itself in the water and called Varashev's Stone
July 7, 2003
June 28, 2003
May 17, 2003
Petrozavodsk 1941 – 1944
May 5, 2003
MANOK project
Vocal Group MANOK. 1960 – 1990
April 21, 2003
German torpedo-boat on Ladoga lake
In March 13th 1959 Kit, loaded with nuclear waists was shallowed nearby Heinäsenmaa Island
April 10, 2003
To the earnest soldier of Karelian front
The first Soviet military decoration
February 26, 2003
Karelian Borders project
The Military-Historical Festivals Karelian Borders
February 17, 2003
The border between the Autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland and Olonets Gubernia
The border between the Autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland and Olonets Gubernia
November 24, 2002
Meet us, Suomi-Beauty
We are coming to help you to punish, to return back your disgrace manyfolded. Meet us Soumi-beauty decorated with transparent lakes
November 7, 2002
Kochkonavolok petrogliphs destroyed
In August 9th 2002 the workers of the Karelian State Regional Studies Museum visited the Kochkonavolok peninsula where a big number of ancient petrogliphs were known
November 1, 2002
Santtu Karhu & Talvisovat
October 9, 2002
A.Andreev "The Ladoga Lake" (abstracts from the book)
September 26, 2002
Monument of Winter War project
The Winter War Monument will be a field clad with natural stones erected in the memory of every soldier died in the battles around Suomussalmi
May 5, 2002
Lutheran churches in Petrosavodsk
The first Lutheran church in Petrozavodskaya Sloboda was built in the beginning of XVIII century to serve religious needs of foreign experts that came to build iron mills
April 14, 2002
Photos by Jussi Rainio
In the late autumn 1941 Jussi Rainio was sent to the occupied by Finnish troops Sheltozersky region of Eastern Karelia as an educational officer
March 31, 2002
Vanha Alakylä
First written document that mention ”the village on Valakila” (Alakylä) belongs to the end of XV-th century
January 12, 2002
August 21, 2001
July 11, 2001
"Special care should be taken to destroy the town of Serdobol…"
"Our aviation successfully attacked military objects of the enemy."
June 13, 2001
St.Nicolas church in Rantue
The church of St.Nicolas The Wonder-worker in Rantue is situated on the high cape on the western shore of Riekkalansaari Island, about two kilometers from the center of Sortavala town
June 3, 2001
The ice-breaking tug Aunus was built in Turku shipyard Wm. Crichton & Co Ab in 1900
May 1, 2001
Jaakkima – Lahdenpohja
In 1924 a plywood factory was build and the villages Sieklahti and Lahdenpohja were taken off Jakkima township to create a new Lahdenpohja township
February 18, 2001
Varashev's Stone
According to Stolbov 1617 Peace Treaty Swedish and Russian border setting ambassadors met in 25th of October on the shore of Ladoga Lake to proceed border marking between Solomenny pogost (circuit) of Korela uezd (district) and Olonets pogost of Novgorod uezd
February 1, 2001
Cross of Sorrow
A cast-iron cross, memorizing the victims of the Soviet-Finnish Winter War (1939-1940) was erected several kilometers off Pitkäranta at the road fork to Petrozavodsk and Suojärvi in July 27-th 2000
January 10, 2001
Oleny Island ancient burying grounds
The oldest and biggest Mesolithic burying grounds in the Northern Europe was found on the Southern Oleny Island, some 7 kilometers south-east from well-known Kizhi Island
June 27, 2000
First mentions of Suistamo are met in XVI century. At that time the territory was a part of Sortavala circuit
May 29, 2000
Kuikkaniemi Lutheran church
Lutheran church in Kuikkaniemi village was consecrated in 1892
Raid on Sigtuna in 1187
Massive copper city gates of Sigtuna were delivered to Novgorod as present or kind of tribute and are still decorating the Western entrance of Veliky Novgorod Saint Sophia Cathedral
May 3, 2000
Veps Tumuli
Up to now one can see ancient Veps tumuli raising up to three meters and around 12 meters in diameter along Oyat' River
July 5, 1999
The History of Paanajärvi
First people arrived to Paanajärvi region in 5-6 millenium BC
June 6, 1999
Old postcards
April 15, 1999
For the first time Pitkäranta (Long Beach in translation from Finnish) was mentioned in tax census book of Great Novgorod Veps region for the years 1499-1500
April 6, 1999
March 22, 1999
Saami Sacred Stones in Karelia
The cult of the seidas (sacred stones) existed on the whole vast area inhabited by Saami tribes
March 2, 1999
January 12, 1999
Karelian Embroidery
Embroidery has a centuries-old history in traditions of Karelian and Veps people
December 17, 1998
Article from Carelia magazine
October 29, 1998
War on Lake Ladoga (1941-1944)
Just after the Finnish army reached the shores of Lake Ladoga, the rebuilding of the Ladoga Navy started
October 5, 1998
The Last Flight of BW-372
A Finnish fighter plane, Brewster 239 Buffalo, (hull No BW-372) was found at August 1998 in Big Kolejärvi Lake, about 50 kilometers from the town of Segezha
August 16, 1998
Petrozavodsk Stone-Age Station
In 1997 in the historical centre of Petrozavodsk, The City Park, founded by Peter the Great, archaeologists found the station of ancient people dated back to 5-th millennium BC
August 9, 1998
July 23, 1998
The earliest written mention about Värtsilä can be found in 1499-1500 tax census book
June 1, 1998
Karelian Birch
Karelian birch is a tree with presented by nature amazing pattern of wood that looks like marble
May 19, 1998
Orders of the KASSR
For achievements in construction of communism and for friendship between peoples KASSR was awarded an Order of Lenin, an Order of October Revolution and an Order of Friendship between Peoples
December 10, 1997
Birch-bark Document on Karelian language
In 1957 while being excavations the birch-bark document on Karelian was discovered in Novgorod
December 2, 1997
Solomennoye (altered for Salmennoye from the Karelian "salmi" – "strait") is situated on banks of the strait connected the Onego lake bay along Petrozavodsk to the Logmozero lake
December 1, 1997
The Stone Labyrinths in Karelia
The stone labyrinths – complex spirals from crude stones – are on the Baltic, the Barents and the White Sea's coasts. They are on Karelia territory too
October 17, 1997
The official document of town foundation dates back to 1646
September 24, 1997
Karelia is on the medieval Europe's map
The earliest known us maps of the Europe with drawn name Carelia were composed by Swedish Catholic bishop Olaus Magnus (1490-1558) in XVI century
July 28, 1997
July 23, 1997
Karelian-Finnish Eskimo Dog
The breed was formed in wood-zone of Karelia by crossing local Karelian Eskimo dog with Finnish Bird's Eskimo dog and has the smallest size among the all breeds of hound Eskimo dog
July 14, 1997
Karelian figures on crags (petroglifs)
There are Karelian figures on crags (petroglifs) – unique stone monuments of New Stone Age (IV-II B.C.) – on the western coast of Onego Lake and in the lower reaches of Vyg river (just before it falls in the White Sea)
July 11, 1997
National park Paanajärvi
Before The II World War this unique islet of nature had a reputation for Finnish Switzerland