Porkkala


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Porkkala

(pôrk`kälä), small, strategic peninsula, Southern Finland prov., in the Gulf of Finland, near Helsinki. Under the Soviet-Finnish armistice of 1944, Finland leased this area to the USSR for 50 years, for use as a naval base. The USSR returned it to Finland in 1956.
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There is likewise no reference to the Austrian Peace Treaty or to the Russian withdrawal in 1956 from the Porkkala naval base in Finland.
Another provision, terminated in 1956, leased the Porkkala area near Helsinki to the U.
between Nargen (off Reval) and Porkkala, would be protected by advanced
On Wednesday (12 March) the Dutch container vessel MSC Baltic and Swedish tanker Omega af Donso came into contact with each other in front of Porkkala, near Helsinki, but sustained only minor damage.
The Soviet naval base at Porkkala, about 10 miles west of the city, had been returned to Finland early as a gesture of Soviet friendship, but it remained empty, undeveloped, a sombre memento of Soviet power.
Tapsa says, Better bring her in, take the coast-side passage before we reach the open sea at Porkkala, it's so damn cold, let's go ashore at some island and take a break beside a fire.
There were large territorial losses to the USSR and more ominously, the leasing of the Porkkala base to the Russians for fifty years, as well as crippling reparations and the demand that those responsible for the Continuation War of 1941 to 1944 should be prosecuted -- this included several liberal politicians and even civil servants.
Until then it had been clearly understood and implicitly accepted by all parties involved that the recomposition of the regime in Kabul would occur in parallel with the phased withdrawal of Soviet forces, as had occurred during the precedent of Porkkala in Finland.
The border guard acquires dock and annual repair services for the three cruiser boats in kotka and porkkala in the central coast guard stations of the gulf of finland.