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  Karelian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attempts to standardize Karelian with a Cyrillic alphabet were unsuccessful, and today the Karelian republic (of the Russian federation) consider Karelian a dialect of Finnish.
The dialects spoken in the South Karelian Region of Finland, where many World War II refugees were re-settled, are considered to be part of the South Eastern dialects of the Finnish language.
The dialect spoken in the Karelian Isthmus before World War II and the Ingrian language are also seen as part of this dialect group, in Finland sometimes wrongly denoted as Karelian dialect.
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 Karelian Isthmus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Karelian Isthmus is the narrow stretch of land between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga in northwestern Russia.
From 1721-1812 the isthmus belonged to the Russian Empire, won in the Great Northern War that started with the Russian conquest of Ingria where the new imperial capital, Saint Petersburg, was founded (1703) in the southern end of the isthmus, in place of old Swedish town Nyenskans.
Finland ceded the Karelian isthmus to the Soviet Union in the Peace of Moscow.
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 Encyclopedia: Karelian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It belongs to the Finno-Ugric languages, and is chiefly distinguished from standard Finnish by the lack of influence from modern 19th and 20th century Finnish.
Olonets-Karelian (East Karelian, Livvi) is the variety of Karelian language spoken by Olonets-Karelians, traditionally inhabiting the area of the Olonka River.
As it could also be argued Karelian should be considered separate from Finnish because of its geopolitical location within the boundaries of another state, a conclusion might be, that Karelian has a similar relation to Finnish, as has Finland-Swedish to Scandinavian Swedish.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Karelian-language   (2141 words)

  
 Karelian Isthmus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From 1721 - 1812 the isthmus belonged to the Russian Empire, won in the Great Northern War that started with the Russian conquest of Ingria where the new imperial capital, Saint Petersburg, was founded (1703) in the southern end of the isthmus, in place of old Swedish town Nyenskans.
Karelian Language and Culture on the Internet Basic information on the Karelians and the Karelian language (including language samples, publications, and essays about the language).
Karelika: Joint Catalogue of Literature in the Karelian Language A catalog of books in the Karelian language held by national and academic libraries in the Republic of Karelia and by the Russian National Library.
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 Karelian Isthmus
According to the Russian botanical-geographic zoning the Karelian Isthmus belongs to the sub-zone of middle and southern taiga forests of Valdai-Onega sub-province of the North-European taiga province.
Such in the Karelian Isthmus are primarily zones adjoining the coastline of the Gulf of Finland.
Smaller bogs are present on terraces near the coast of the Gulf of Finland and in central upland of the Isthmus.
www.baltic.pu.ru /forecast.eng/karelia/karelia.htm   (2110 words)

  
 Karelian Isthmus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Originally part of the Grand Duchy of Sweden, the isthmus passed to Russia in 1721, and—except for its southernmost section—became part of Finland in 1917.
The Mannerheim Line, which crossed the isthmus, was breached in 1940 by the Russians, who occupied the area.
The isthmus was formally ceded to the USSR in 1944, and more than 400,000 of its Finnish residents moved into Finland.
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 Forest & Nature in Northwest Russia
The Karelian Isthmus is located in the north-west of the Leningrad region, bordered by the Neva River in the south, the Gulf of Finland in the west and Lake Ladoga in the east.
In the north-west, the Karelian Isthmus extends to the border between Russia and Finland, while in the north-east it stretches to the border between the Leningrad region and Karelia.
The Karelian Isthmus, which is distinguished by its unique nature (rocks, a sea coast, a plethora of lakes of various sizes), has long attracted the attention of both Russian and foreign botanists (for a long time, a significant part of the isthmus belonged to Finland).
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 Karelian Isthmus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Karelian Isthmus is the narrow stretch of land the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga in northwestern Russia.
From 1721 - 1812 the isthmus belonged to the Russian Empire won in the Great Northern War that started with the Russian conquest Ingria where the new imperial capital Saint Petersburg was founded (1703) in the southern end of the in place of old Swedish town Nyenskans.
In the Battle of Tali-Ihantala 25 June – 9 July the Finns concentrated their military strength brought the offensive to a halt at River Vuoksi in the northwesternmost part of the at the closest point only 40 kilometers the border of 1940 that again was by Finland in the Peace of Paris 1947.
www.freeglossary.com /Karelian_Isthmus   (606 words)

  
 Isthmus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An isthmus is a narrow strip of land, bordered on two sides by water, and connects two larger land masses.
The most famous isthmus is the Isthmus of Panama, which connects North America and South America.
Between 1895 and 1904, the Japanese navy blasted a ship channel (between one or two kilometers wide), through an isthmus of the single island between from the west, and Tsushima Strait on the east, permanently dividing the island into two islands.
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 Sonos Metallicos - Arvostelu: Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ikäähän bändille on jo kertynyt reippaasti yli kymmenen vuotta ja tämä debyyttialbumikin, The Karelian Isthmus, on jo tuon kymmenen vuoden rajan ylittänyt.
Sanottakoon heti alkuun, että levyn klassikkoasemaa en voi ymmärtää ja minulle The Karelian Isthmuksella on arvoa lähinnä Amorphisin ensimmäisenä levynä, mikä on erittäin voimakkaasti ulkomusiikillinen tekijä.
Varmaankin joku puristi Amorphis-fani tulee tämän arvion luettuaan naulaamaan päätäni seinään, mutta kylmä realiteetti on, että The Karelian Isthmus on lähinnä keskinkertainen levy.
www.sonosmetallicos.net /arvostelut.php?action=show&id=598   (444 words)

  
 Karelian Isthmus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This cd was pretty good in my opinion but I still enjoyed tales from the thousand lakes even more.This album sounds similar to the tales album but is more rawer and faster.I would recommend this cd to any fan of this band or of doom metal in general.
With the band's 1992 release, "Karelian Isthmus", Amorphis emerged from Scandinavia's death metal scene, compiling synthesizers to their new adventurous sound.
"Karelian Isthmus" is the rawest of the Amorphis releases...
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 Furious Front Across Finland
Then, at the stroke of 8 o’clock on the Karelian Isthmus, the air suddenly was filled with the whistle of shells, the echoes of their bursts, the muffled boom of their distant artillery pieces.
Both on the Karelian Isthmus and along the lengthy battleline to the north, the initial Finnish response was to fight long enough to delay, then fall back to a new line or to refuge in the snowy wilderness, only to emerge and strike back again.
North of the Karelian Isthmus, stalled Russian columns, stretching sometimes for 18 to 20 miles in all, soon were cut off from resupply and were being chopped into small pieces by the Finns.
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 Karelian Isthmus - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
.'' The Karelian Isthmus is the narrow stretch of land between the Gulf_of_Finland and Lake_Ladoga in northwestern Russia.
From 1721-1812 the isthmus belonged to the Russian_Empire, won in the Great_Northern_War that started with the Russian conquest of Ingria where the new imperial capital, Saint Petersburg, was founded (1703) in the southern end of the isthmus.
Due to the rich soil, rich fishing waters and the proximity to Saint Petersburg, the Karelian Isthmus became the wealthiest part of Finland once the industrial_revolution had gained momentum in the 19th_century.
www.indexsuche.com /Karelian_Isthmus.html   (339 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Karelian Isthmus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Baltic Sea The Gulf of Finland is an arm of the Baltic Sea that extends between Finland (to the north) and Estonia (to the south) all the way to the city of Saint Petersburg in Russia, where the river Neva drains into it.
Vyborg from the tower of the castle Vyborg (transcription of Russian Выборг) is a town with 70,000 inhabitants at Russias border to Finland, on the Karelian Isthmus, close to Saint Petersburg.
Priozersk (Приозерск;) is a town on the Karelian Isthmus, in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, centered on an island at the southwestern shore of Lake Ladoga, at the estuary of the northern armlet of River Vuoksi (Вуокса; (Vuoksa) in Russian).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Karelian-Isthmus   (1820 words)

  
 The Karelian Isthmus front-line, 1 February 1940
On February 1st 1940, the Finnish Isthmus Army was still holding the positions it took in early December 1939.
In the isthmus a new northwestern front (Army Group) was formed with Army commander 1st Class S. Timoshenko as the commander.
K. Meretskov continued as the commander of the 7th army on the west side of the isthmus and Army commander 2nd Class V. Grendal was still on charge of the 13th Army, formed in 25th December.
www.winterwar.com /Maps/Frontline2.htm   (873 words)

  
 Karelian Isthmus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From 1721 - 1812 the isthmus belonged to the Russian Empire, won in the Great Northern War that started with the Russian conquest of Ingria where the new imperial capital, Saint Petersburg, was founded (1703) in thesouthern end of the isthmus, in place of old Swedish town Nyenskans.
Then in 1812, the northwestern half was transferred, as apart of Old Finland, to the semi-autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland, created in 1809 and in a personal union with Russia.
Due to the rich soil, rich fishing waters and the proximity to Saint Petersburg, the Karelian Isthmus became the wealthiestpart of Finland once the industrial revolution had gainedmomentum in the 19th century.
www.therfcc.org /karelian-isthmus-79134.html   (361 words)

  
 Scenario Detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
THE KARELIAN ISTHMUS Soviet Union main thrust to Finland in winter -39.
In the Karelian Isthmus, the Soviet Union 7th Army, divided into three corps, attacked against the Finnish "Guard groups" Muolaa, Uusikirkko, Rautu, Lipola and Metsapirtti.
The peace agreement was hard for the Finns who lost the Karelian Isthmus, islands from the baltic, large land areas from Karelia and part of Kalastajasaarento in the arctic.
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 Priozersk Museum of Local History and Culture
The Vuoksa river, one of the largest water system of the Karelian Isthmus connecting Saima and Ladoga Lakes, is the favorate place of rest for many residents of St.Petersburg and Leningrad region.
Its western armlet, which is now overgrown with riverside vegetation, was an alternative route for the Novgorodians and Karelians to reach the Gulf of Finland when the Neva River was blocked by enemies.
A monument commemorating the battles for the Karelian Isthmus - a World War II times tank - was erected in the town in May 2000.
www.oblmuseums.spb.ru /eng/museums/22/guide.html   (736 words)

  
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Karelian Isthmus is a lake district situated between Lake Ladoga and the Baltic Sea (NW Russia).
Granitic bedrock and a thin layer of soil predetermine the northern part of the Karelian Isthmus territory to be highly sensitive to acid deposition.
There are several small clear-water lakes located on the central part of the Karelian Isthmus which have acidified due to natural processes.
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 Karelia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Karelian Isthmus belongs to the Leningrad Oblast.
Tver Karelia denotes the villages in the Tver Oblast that are inhabited by Karelians.
The Karelian language is spoken in the Republic of Karelia and also in the Tver Karelian villages.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/K/Karelia.htm   (824 words)

  
 Karelian isthmus - Vuoksa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The canal appered as a result of a project of rivers turning which was carried out by the Finns in 1857.
Then, with the purpose of "drainages of coastal grounds and improvements of navigation", an isthmus between two lakes in the area of Kiviniemi (Losevo) was blown up.
The local Orthodox population, Russians and Karelians, gradually left these places, instead of them the Swedes moved here Finnish peasants from internal areas of Finland.
www.ex-travel.ru /eng/vuoksa/index2.html   (1145 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Karelian Isthmus
Karelian Isthmus, land bridge in northeastern Europe, between the Gulf of Finland on the west and Lake Ladoga on the east, connecting Finland with...
Isthmus, narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas.
Some of the best-known examples are the Isthmus of Panama, which connects North and...
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 AllRefer.com - Karelian Isthmus (CIS And Baltic Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Karelian Isthmus, land bridge, NW European Russia, connecting Russia and Finland.
Situated between the Gulf of Finland in the west and Lake Ladoga in the east, it is 25 to 70 mi (40–113 km) wide and 90 mi (145 km) long.
Originally part of the Grand Duchy of Sweden, the isthmus passed to Russia in 1721, and : except for its southernmost section : became part of Finland in 1917.
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 Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus [Bonus Tracks]: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
The Karelian Isthmus [+] is one of the best early-'90s European death metal debuts.
Amorphis [+] previously issued some demos that were eventually combined into Privilege of Evil [+], but 1992's The Karelian Isthmus [+] is the band's first fully conceived effort.
By themselves, these compositions and performances would be enough to warrant a strong recommendation, but The Karelian Isthmus [+] is more than just a few nice guitar phrases.
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 Winter War 1930' 1940
Those land areas were part of Karelian Isthmus and some islands in the Finnish Gulf, including Suursaari and Koivisto.
The emphasis was in the Karelian Isthmus, in Summa, where 9 Soviet divisions and 5 tank brigades supported with 1,200 guns attacked against the Finnish 3rd division in the Mannerheim-line.
Soviet Union's demands were whole Karelia, including the Isthmus and the land areas north-east from Laatokka, plus a military base to the cape of Hanko.
www.wargamer.com /rtm/wintwar.htm   (1478 words)

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