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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2006, 03:57:03 PM »

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2006, 04:47:34 PM »
I'm sorry,I haver some problems with my computer for sending it correctly...http://img290.imageshack.us/my.php?image=numriser0008uk3.jpg][img=http://img290.imageshack.us/img290/433/numriser0008uk3.th.jpg][/url]

I've send some others things that could interest some of us...There are images of civil war and destruction during the revolution...

It is amazing to see that Heksinki from the architecture point of view is very close from St Petersburg:neoclassical style...

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2006, 04:54:56 PM »
TRhanks also David for your course of english(tyour french is absolutly perfect,vosu parlez comme un vrai gentlman russe au 19e l'aurait fait!)AND MANY THANKS to Mie ,wonderful pics...

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2006, 08:33:58 AM »

It is amazing to see that Heksinki from the architecture point of view is very close from St Petersburg:neoclassical style...

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When Finland was captivate by Russia in 1808-1809 and finally end up to be part of Russia they change the Helsinki to Finland's capital. It has been build during the Russian emporer time and Aleksander I wanted to Helsinki be the capital. That's why as you said capital is architecture point of view is very close from St Petersburg. For example the room in presidental palace where the throne was, was a small *copy* of the Georges hall in Heremitage. Carl Ludvig Engel was the *designer* or architect of Helsinki. When Finland independenced we thought to have a king from German. But when German had his lost in WWI we turn out to have a president. Here's a pic of the crown which was desinged for the king. The crown itself went lost. No one knows where it vanished



 Thank you sending those interesting pics and being interested in our country :)

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2006, 11:20:59 AM »
Mie ,you do not have to thank for my interest,Helsinki after the books I've read seems so attractive...and so russian in many way...

http://img305.imageshack.us/my.php?image=800pxfinnishnationaltheatrepj8.jpg][/URL]Herewith photograph of the finnish opera on Bulevardi which has been sonctucted for russian soldiers in 1870.

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2006, 11:32:15 AM »
I've some time now so I'll develop what I mean by Helsinki "as a russian city",I'm not an expert on Finland none the less I hope you would discover some things about the russian inheritance there...sorry for all the mistakes I may do...

This is Uspenskin katedraai (it dates back 1868) in the an outstanding rusdsian orthodox style...
http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/9253/467pxuspenskicathedralhelsinkipe1.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

The seam place at the moment of the construction ,consequently the photo has been taken in 1868:
http://img305.imageshack.us/img305/8962/nhox3.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

This church is in fact in the hearth for all I know of the "russian part of the town"in other word Katajanokka
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/1955/katajanokkadl9.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Two different point of view of the church:
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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2006, 11:40:26 AM »
One shoul also mention the beelevue restaurant well known as a great adress of russian food(it is also presented as what could be one of the most old restaurant outside Russia of russian food)...another way to tackle the culture...!http://www.restaurantbellevue.com/

A bird's eye view of the town:




Once more we can notice the architecture so much in character with St Petersburg that some films about Russia have been made ther like Gorky park or Reds (it is also due to the problems with the russian authorities at that time...)

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2006, 11:51:16 AM »
Hi,
There is aslo a place in the town called as Obeliski Keisarinnan Kioi I believe where the imperial eagle has been destructed at the time of the revolution have been replaced in 1972...but I can not find a picture of it...sorry,if some are more gifted than I seems to be...
 
This time,I will stresses the russian aspect of Finland and so outside Helsinki...

There is ,first of all:there is the Finlaysonin Palatsi.This building is better known among the people of Tampere as the "Little Palace". Designed by Frekrik Thesleff, it was built in 1897 to be the home of Finlayson factory superintendent Christian Bruun. The Finlayson Palace is extremely decorative, and represents the Neo-Renaissance style. The facade has been kept almost intact: only some of the plaster sculptures and decorations have been damaged in the course of time. The palace's office building now houses restaurant Alexanderin Palatsi.
During his reign Alexander II and his court have slept there (I do not know if it was ocasionnaly or a reccurent thing)more on the link http://www.finlaysoninpalatsi.com/palaute_english.htm


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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2006, 12:02:19 PM »
You could also discover the The Suomenlinna Museum who deals with russian military history in Finland and many other things in all case it is a lmilitary museum
http://www.nba.fi/en/suomenlinna_museum

One may also consider the town of Vaasa with all her russian orthodox church .During the Finnish Civil War, Vaasa was the capital of Finland from January 29 to May 3, 1918. As a consequence of the occupation of central places and arresting of politicians in Helsinki the Senate decided to move the senators to Vaasa, where the White Guards that supported the Senate had a strong position and the contacts to the west were good.

The Senate of Finland began its work in Vaasa on February 1, 1918 and it had four members. The Senate held its sessions in the Town Hall. To express its gratitude to the town the senate gave Vaasa the right to add the cross of freedom, independent Finland's oldest mark of honour designed by Akseli Gallen-Kallela, to its coat of arms. Because of its role in the civil war Vaasa became known as 'The White City'.

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2006, 12:05:34 PM »
For some who are interested in lÚnine a museum is dedicated to him at  hameenpuito (could not find

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2006, 12:15:37 PM »
find the link)Lenine have spent there some time during the russian revolution of 1905.

LÚnine met also Staline for the first time in Tampere(south Finland)...Tampere was the centre of many important political events of Finland in the early 20th century. On 1 November 1905 the famous Red Declaration was given during the general strike on Keskustori, the central square of Tampere, subsequently leading to universal suffrage in Finland and the Tsar of Russia granting larger freedoms to Finns. In 1918, when Finland had recently gained independence, Tampere also played a major role, being one of the strategically important scenes during the Civil War in Finland (January 28 - May 15, 1918). Tampere was a red stronghold during the war, Hugo Salmela in command. White forces captured Tampere seizing about 10.000 Red prisoners on April 6


Russian orthodox church in Tampere(in front of what have been said before there is either few chances that Staline nor LÚnine have been always there...)


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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2006, 12:21:33 PM »
Tampere is also the home to one of the, if not the last museum in the world dedicated to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Lenin moved to Tampere in August 1905 and during a subsequent Bolshevik conference in the city, met Joseph Stalin for the first time. Lenin eventually fled Tampere (for Sweden) in November 1907 when being pursued by the Russian Okhrana. Lenin would not return to any part of the Russian Empire until 10 years later when he heard the start of the Russian Revolution of 1917.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampere

An outstanding region is Saima(town like Imatra...) with many thermal stations where russian aristocrats used to come given the fact it was connected to St Petersburg by train from 19th century...

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2007, 05:13:48 PM »
http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_ru/ProjectImages/2030/66_78-0.pdf

This document provides an unedited view of Helsinki that we don't send before here,I can not send it solely so the whole doc herewith:http://www.taleon.ru/EN/taleonclub_ru/ProjectImages/2030/66_78-0.pdf

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Re: "Russian" places in Finland
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2007, 06:10:40 AM »
Vassili Vr and Mie THANKS ever so much and Merci beaucoup for a really beautiful and very informative thread. I have really enjoyed the pictures and information, much of which was new to me. Thanks again and well done.....and looking forward to more!