Karelian Isthmus


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Karelian Isthmus

n
(Placename) a strip of land, now in Russia, between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga: annexed by the former Soviet Union after the Russo-Finnish War (1939–40)

Kare′lian Isth′mus


n.
a narrow strip of land between Lake Ladoga and the Gulf of Finland, in the NW Russian Federation.
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Noun1.Karelian Isthmus - the isthmus between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga that connects Finland and Russia
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In this area, the practice of wrapping bodies in bear skins endured for over 1,000 years, starting in the Roman Iron Age in south-western Finland and ending with the Medieval Age inhumation burials in the Karelian Isthmus.
On the morning of 30 November 1939, six Soviet infantry divisions flooded over the Finnish border of the Karelian Isthmus following a two-hour artillery bombardment, initiating what would become known as the Winter War.
Petersburg to which they belonged began to make the eastern areas of the Karelian Isthmus more suitable for their "little Russia" colonies by changing the domestic language, increasing the services of a local Russian-speaking administration, and diffusing the Tsarist educational and ecclesiastic systems.
Peat track road will be built underpass and KuuterselEnnpuisto Karelian Isthmus Park.
In its closer details the borderline was as follows: East from the mouth of the river Vig, the eastern shore of the Lake Vig, from there directly towards the eastern shore of Ladoga--Lake Onega was thus entirely left on the Russian side, then over Ladoga along the political frontier, and finally over the Karelian isthmus to the Gulf of Finland:
In 1944 the Karelian Isthmus, anchored by Vyborg at its northwestern end, was ceded to the Soviet Union, resulting in the displacement of over four hundred thousand people.
As a result, the SKYLINK mobile voice and data services are available throughout the Karelian Isthmus and in a number of additional cities in the vicinity of St.
The action moves between the decorous social circles of Helsinki and the idyllic gardens of a summer residence on the Karelian isthmus.
Colmar von der Goltz (April 3), Mannerheim resumed the offensive, capturing the Karelian Isthmus (now Karelian A.
He developed ideas on ceramics and other aspects of Corded Ware culture in Finland and in Karelian Isthmus in many of his works (e.
Politically, and like the southern Finnish coast, the Karelian Isthmus was important to Russia for the security of the capital and of the naval base at Kronstadt.