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, Finnish Petsamo, town, NW European Russia, an ice-free port at the head of Pechenga Fjord on the Barents Sea and near the Norwegian border. It is also the northern terminus of an Arctic highway. Pechenga serves as the base for a fishing (notably herring) fleet.
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We even suspect that the resource use of this group can be better understood by making comparisons with the fisher Sami of Inari and Petsamo than by drawing conclusions from their mountain Sami neighbours.
Skolt-lapparna [Anthropogeographical studies in the Petsamo area.
Before the Second World War, Finland had effectively only one mine--the original Outokumpu Keretti mine dating from 1913--the Petsamo nickel mines in the then Finnish territory being owned and operated by Canadians.
The Soviets' keen interest in the low-grade Petsamo deposits in neighboring Finland shows the inadequacy of the USSR's nickel supplies.
The first supplementary ore source was the development of the Kaula Kotselvaara mine (near Nikel) in Finland's Petsamo (Pechenga) district, discovered in the 1930s by Finnish government geologists.
In a similar case, the exploitation rights to the nickel ore deposits near Petsamo were handed over to the Mond Nickel Company, Ltd.
She is of the second generation of Skolt Sami people who were relocated to the Finnish side of the border with the then Soviet Union at the end of the Second World War, following the Soviet annexation of the region of Petsamo, which had afforded Finland's only direct access to the ice-free Barents Sea.
At Petsamo, Karelians are also known to have dyed their fishing nets lepallal 'with alder'.