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Vyborg - History of Russia, Sweden and Finland

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

20 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

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

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  2. dfred

    dfred

    Beautifull shots what kind of film is the first one?

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  3. rater

    rater

    Beautiful gallery!

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  4. panelomo

    panelomo

    stunning images!

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  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...

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  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!

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  7. dogma

    dogma

    wow vot eta kruta :)

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  8. vicuna

    vicuna

    Waow, what a gallery!!

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  9. disdis

    disdis

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

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  10. filby

    filby

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

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  11. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

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

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  12. d_i_hunter

    d_i_hunter

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

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  13. azurblue

    azurblue

    That's better when we can see the pics !

    Great galerie !

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  14. stouf

    stouf

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

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  15. smclemon

    smclemon

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

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  16. disdis

    disdis

    Congrats for the gallery! GREAT LOCATION!

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

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    wonderful gallery as usual

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  18. eyecon

    eyecon

    Fantastic colors - # 4 looks like an UFO is landing

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  19. halfawakehaiku

    halfawakehaiku

    loving the action sampler shots and the colors are splendid

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  20. halfawakehaiku

    halfawakehaiku

    loving the action sampler shots and the colors are splendid

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