Vyborg - History of Russia, Sweden and Finland

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The city stands at the head of Vyborg Bay of the Gulf of Finland, 113 km northwest of St. Petersburg . First settled in the 12th century, Vyborg was built as a fortress in 1293 by the Swedes after they had captured Karelia.

The city stands at the head of Vyborg Bay of the Gulf of Finland, 113 km northwest of St. Petersburg . First settled in the 12th century, Vyborg was built as a fortress in 1293 by the Swedes after they had captured Karelia. In 1710 the fortress was captured by Peter I the Great, and Vyborg thenceforth remained under Russian rule. From 1918 to 1940 the city was part of Finland and held the name Viipuri, but it was ceded back to the Soviet Union in 1940 after the Russo-Finnish War. The city was occupied by Finnish and German forces from 1941 to 1944, after which it was permanently ceded to the Soviet Union. The city sustained severe damage during World War II but was subsequently rebuilt.

written by grad on 2009-07-10 in #world #locations #history #city #vyborg

20 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    I wish I could see the gallery, but it says "Please activate JavaScript to see this gallery"...

  2. dfred
    dfred ·

    Beautifull shots what kind of film is the first one?

  3. rater
    rater ·

    Beautiful gallery!

  4. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    stunning images!

  5. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Yeah, I get the same error on the gallery. The overhead shot is really really beautiful though, I wish I could see the rest...

  6. d_i_hunter
    d_i_hunter ·

    Oh thank goodness it's not just me getting that 'Please activate JavaScript to see this gallery' error!
    You're right tho' anarchy, the first picture is gorgeous!

  7. dogma
    dogma ·

    wow vot eta kruta :)

  8. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Waow, what a gallery!!

  9. disdis
    disdis ·

    I see also the message Please activate JavaScript to see this gallery

  10. filby
    filby ·

    Good work! such a nice assortment of photos and a great location. Love Sweden v Russia history too :)

  11. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    I definitely have JavaScript activated, but can't view the gallery. Something strange going on here.

  12. d_i_hunter
    d_i_hunter ·

    grad: I can finally see the whole gallery - it's really good. An excellent location!

  13. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    That's better when we can see the pics !

    Great galerie !

  14. stouf
    stouf ·

    Oh yeah ! It works again ! And it was worth waiting ! The gallery is excellent !

  15. smclemon
    smclemon ·

    Wow! Excellent set, pics #1 and #2 in particular are gorgeous!

  16. disdis
    disdis ·

    Congrats for the gallery! GREAT LOCATION!

  17. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    wonderful gallery as usual

  18. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Fantastic colors - # 4 looks like an UFO is landing

  19. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    loving the action sampler shots and the colors are splendid

  20. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    loving the action sampler shots and the colors are splendid

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