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Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral  
   

Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral

Built for the Russian military in 1868.
Helsinki

July 17th 2018
We have now been in Helsinki for a couple of days before departing tomorrow evening on a ferry (Bird says surprise Vicki and Carol Ann) for St. Petersburg, Russia. Even bumped into our ship as we departed Tallin, we'll show you. Helsinki doesn't have a great number of sights. For the considerable majority of it's history Finland was the property of someone else (Sweden and Russia). It was not e ... read more
Europe » Finland » Uusimaa » Helsinki

Finnish Flag Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It won its complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it was able to successfully defend its f... ... read more
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