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verbal communications could lead to miscommunications and misperceptions. This circuit was routed Washington, D.C. - London - Copenhagen - Stockholm - Helsinki - Moscow. The Washington - London link was originally carried over the TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable. A secondary radio line was routed Washington, D.C. - Tangier - Moscow. - 1949 Helsinki surroundings 41 15 Helsingin Suunnistajat - - 1950

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* In 1997, Barbie's body mold was redesigned and given a wider waist, with Mattel saying that this would make the doll better suited to contemporary fashion designs.

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municipality and urban area (List of urban areas in Finland by population) in Finland. Helsinki is located some Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki


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, their album ''Dirt Metal'' was released in October 2009 under Sony Music. Allmusic - Thunderstone discography '''Lullacry''' is a melodic band with gothic metal influences that hails from Helsinki, Finland. The band recorded their first demo (named ''Weeper's Aeon'') in 1998 and in a short time they had enough of a following to safely attempt a full-length album – ''Sweet Desire'' – recorded

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Transportation: '''Low''' Occasional delays in rail traffic Traffic culture may be sometimes aggressive Health: '''Low''' Infectious tick bites in the archipelago Nature: '''Low''' Crime The '''crime rate''' in Helsinki is generally low – Helsinki being maybe one of the safest capitals in Europe – although locals grumble that things


-students. A good active listing of Helsinki's student restaurants and their menus as well as opening hours can be found at During the lunch time, usually from 11AM to 3PM, most restaurants serves food for reasonable prices. Lunch restaurants and lists in Helsinki can be found at Two classes of fine dining stand out in Helsinki: '''fresh seafood''' and '''Russian'''. During the dark days of the Soviet Union, it was sometimes said that the best Russian restaurants in the world were across the border in Helsinki. For something authentically Finnish and uniquely Helsinki, try ''Vorschmack'', an unusual but surprisingly tasty mix of minced lamb and herring, served with chopped pickles and sour cream (''smetana''). Cafes Finland is the largest coffee consuming nation per capita and coffee breaks are written into law. However, in Finland most coffee is filter-brewed from a light, more caffeinated, roast that is quite different to what the rest of the world drinks. Finns often enjoy a bun (''pulla'') or cinnamon bun (''korvapuusti'') with their coffee. In Finland commonly espressos and lattes are called "special coffees" and a large number of establishments that make such coffees have popped up all over town ever since the nineties when they arrived. One which will give any Italian cafeteria a go for their money is La Torrefazione next to Stockmann. In the more common cafeterias the normal light brew coffee is sold by self-service at the counter even at some more expensive cafeterias (there is only a handful of cafeterias serving to the table in Helsinki - this shows how commonplace coffee drinking is considered). Drink : ''See #Districts for listings.'' Bars and pubs thumb 240px Chilling out at the Arctic Icebar, located at restaurant La Bodega (File:Helsinki IceBar Packed2.JPG) Helsinki has plenty of hip places for a drink. The main nightlife districts, all in the city center within crawling distance of each other, are around '''Iso-Roobertinkatu''', the '''Central Railway Station''' and '''Kamppi'''. Helsinki's busy gay nightlife is centered mostly around '''Iso-Roobertinkatu''' and '''Eerikinkatu''' and surrounding streets. Going out is not cheap, and complaining about the prices is a popular Finnish pastime, but compared to (say) London or New York City the prices aren't that bad. If you are on a budget and intent on getting plastered, follow the Finns and drink up a good "base" at home or hotel before going out on town. Alternatively, you can start the night outside the city centre area and head to the district of '''Kallio''' (see Inner East at #Districts) where bar prices are significantly lower. Note that, while entry to bars and clubs is often (but not always) free, in club-type places and proper restaurants you must use and pay for the '''coat check''' (''narikka''), usually around €2, if you're wearing anything more than a T-shirt. In some places you must pay even if you don't leave anything at the cloakroom. The bouncer will be very strict with this as the much of the narikka-money goes into his pocket. If a ticket price is advertised, it usually does not cover the coat check. The drinking age is 18, and this is rather strictly enforced, so bring along ID. Underaged drinking is still a huge problem, and many bars and clubs apply house limits of 20–24 years, but these are enforced less strictly and a patron of younger age will some times be let in if one fits the clientele, especially women. Information on clubs and live performances can be found in free, Finnish-language tabloids such as '''City''', which can be picked up at many bars, cafes and shops. Nightclubs In Helsinki, the most popular nightclubs have long queues starting to form around 11:30PM. Get in early to avoid standing, although it can be a nice way to meet people. After around 1:00-2AM it might be impossible to get in anymore. You may try to just walk past the queue looking important, but a more efficient strategy is to discreetly tip the bouncer (€10-20). The larger group you are, the more difficult things get. Look smart! Sleep : ''See #Districts for listings.'' thumb 300px Ruoholahti by night (File:Kellosaarenranta by night.JPG) Accommodation is generally quite expensive, but of a high standard. Hotels are usually ''cheaper'' on weekends, when business travelers are away. In a real pinch, it may actually be (far) cheaper to book a "last-minute" or "red-ticket" return cabin (from around €20) on an overnight cruise to Tallinn, and spend the night (and part of the next day) on the boat, rather than sleep in the city. Budget There are quite a few budget hotels in Helsinki, the cheapest being youth hostels. Many student dormitories turn into youth hostels during the July–August school break, which happily coincides with peak season for tourists. The Finnish Youth Hostel Association can provide further information. Mid-range Hotels of national and international chains usually fall in this segment. Prices are usually around €100 per night. Splurge The upscale hotels are located in the city center and in the western parts of the city. Hotel Kämp right at the Esplanade park is definitely the most luxurious choice, and usually the place where actors, pop stars and other celebrities stay when they come to Helsinki. Stay safe Commons:Category:Helsinki Wikipedia:Helsinki Dmoz:Regional Europe Finland Southern Finland Localities Helsinki

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reigning Veikkausliiga champions, MyPa 1–0 in the semi-final of the Finnish League Cup and secured a place in the Finnish League Cup Final. On 12 April 2006 in Finnair Stadium, Helsinki KuPS beat FC KooTeePee 2–1 in the League Cup Final and ended their 17-year run without titles. However, the club ended the 2006 season in last place, and was once again demoted to ''Ykkönen'' for the 2007 season. This resulted in manager Juha Malinen being replaced by his former player assistant

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, and foreign protests. Their role was to defend the mouth of the Gulf of Finland against the Germans, who never tried to enter, so the ships spent their time training and providing cover for minelaying (Minelayer) operations. Their crews participated in the general mutiny of the Baltic Fleet after the February Revolution in 1917, and joined the Bolsheviks the following year. The Russians were forced to evacuate their naval base at Helsinki after Finland became

-Japanese War . Construction was delayed by financing problems until the Duma formally authorized the ships in 1911. They were delivered from December 1914 through January 1915, although they still needed work on the turrets and fire-control systems until mid-1915. Their role was to defend the mouth of the Gulf of Finland against the Germans, who never tried to enter, so the ships spent their time training and providing cover for minelaying (Minelayer) operations. Their crews participated

of the Baltic Fleet in December 1914 – January 1915 when they reached Helsingfors (Helsinki). Their turrets and fire-control systems, however, were still being adjusted and fine-tuned through the next spring. McLaughlin, pp. 218–19 Their role was to defend the mouth of the Gulf of Finland against the Germans, who never tried to enter, so they spent their time training with occasional sorties into the Baltic. Several ships ran aground in 1915 and 1916, often while providing


'''Helsinki''' ( west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Helsinki has close historical connections (History of Helsinki) with these three cities.

The Helsinki metropolitan area includes urban core (urban area) of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and surrounding commuter towns (Greater Helsinki#Statistics). It is the world's northernmost metro area (List of northernmost items#Cities and settlements) of over one million people, and the city is the northernmost capital of an EU member state (Member state of the European Union). The Helsinki metropolitan area is the fourth largest Nordic metropolitan area after the metropolitan areas of Copenhagen (Copenhagen metropolitan area), Stockholm (Stockholm metropolitan area) and Oslo (Greater Oslo Region) and Helsinki city is the third biggest Nordic city after Stockholm and Oslo.

Helsinki is Finland's major political, educational, financial, cultural and research centre as well as one of northern Europe's major cities. Approximately 70% of foreign companies operating in Finland have settled in the Helsinki region. The nearby municipality of Vantaa is the location of Helsinki Airport, with frequent service to various destinations in Europe and Asia.

In 2009, Helsinki was chosen to be the World Design Capital for 2012 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, narrowly beating Eindhoven for the title.

In the Economist Intelligence Unit's August 2012 Liveability survey, assessing the best and worst cities to live in, Helsinki placed eighth best overall.

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