Pechengsky District

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during World War II. Luostari Pechenga airfield is located nearby. History Skolt Sami was spoken in four villages on Finnish territory prior to the Second World War. In Petsamo (Pechengsky District), Skolt Sami was spoken in Suonikylä and the village of Petsamo. This area was ceded to Russia in the Second World War, and the Skolts were evacuated to the villages of Inari (Inari (village)), Sevettijärvi and Nellim in the Inari (Inari, Finland) municipality. '''Zapolyarny

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than a political issue, since no significant political party supports the idea. Between the wars Hostilities between Finland and Soviet Russia (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) came to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Tartu (Treaty of Tartu (Russian–Finnish)) in 1920. In accordance with the treaty, Soviet Russia ceded Petsamo (Pechengsky District) to Finland and guaranteed special freedoms to the Karelian Autonomous

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;ref After the King and Crown Prince had to leave Norway on 7 June they felt Sweden might not be the best place for the rest of the family. They started planning for them to be relocated to the USA. On 17 August the Crown Princess and her children left for the USA from Pechengsky District Petsamo

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, organised into the 55th Naval Infantry Division (55th Naval Infantry Division (Russia)), at Vladivostok and three independent brigades: the 63rd Guards ''Kirkenneskaya'' Brigade at Pechenga (Pechengsky District) (Northern Fleet), 36th Guards Brigade at Baltiysk (Baltic Fleet), and one at Sevastopol (Black Sea Fleet). Norwegian He-115s were employed against German and German-controlled ships (see: HNoMS ''Uller'' (HNoMS Uller (1876-1940))), as well as providing Close air

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The national park is part of the Siberian-like taiga that sprawls also to Finland and Russia. In 1992 a twin zapovednik was established by the Russian authorities in Pechengsky District across the border under the name Pasvik State Nature Reserve. The Vätsäri Wilderness Area on the Finnish side was established in 1991. Altogether they form the Pasvik-Inari Trilateral Park.


French -occupied Damascus, Syria. (All French inhabitants flee the city.) In addition to the main attacks of Barbarossa, German forces occupied the Finnish district of Petsamo (Pechengsky District) in order to secure its important nickel mines. They also launched a series of attacks against Murmansk beginning on 28 June 1941, known as Operation Silberfuchs. After the Soviet involvement in the Finnish Civil War in 1918, no formal peace treaty was signed. In 1918 and 1919


Finnish territorial concessions begun in the Moscow Peace Treaty of 1940. As a result of the two wars, Finland was forced to cede most of Finnish Karelia, Salla and Petsamo (Pechengsky District), which amounted to ten percent of its land area and twenty percent of its industrial capacity, including the ports of Vyborg (Viipuri) and ice-free Liinakhamari (Liinahamari). Almost the whole population, some 400,000 persons (Evacuation of Finnish Karelia), fled these areas. Finland

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Pechengsky District

thumb The green area was the Finnish part of the Rybachy Peninsula (File:Petsamo.png), which was ceded to the Soviet Union after the Winter War. The red area is Jäniskoski (Rayakoski), which was sold to the Soviet Union in 1947.

'''Pechengsky District''' ( The population of Nikel accounts for 32.8% of the district's total population.

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