Karelian Autonomous Republic

Related to Karelian Autonomous Republic: Karelian people

Kare′lian Auton′omous Repub′lic

an autonomous republic in the NW Russian Federation in Europe. 792,000; 66,500 sq. mi. (172,240 sq. km). Cap.: Petrozavodsk.
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In the early 1930s, the Soviet Union recruited an estimated 6,000 Finns from North America to augment the number of skilled workers in the recently established Karelian Autonomous Republic.