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  Baltic Sea - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Baltic Sea is in northeastern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of east and central Europe, and the Danish islands.
Baltic Sea is used in English; in Latin (Mare Balticum) and the Romance languages French (Mer Baltique), Italian (Mare Baltico) and Romanian (Marea Baltică); in the Slavic languages Polish (Morze Bałtyckie or Bałtyk), Kashubian (Bôłt), and Russian (Baltiyskoye Morye (Балтийское море)); and in the Baltic languages Latvian (Baltijas jūra) and Lithuanian (Baltijos jūra).
After 1945 the sea was a border between conflicted military blocks: in case of military conflict in Germany, in parallel with a Soviet offensive towards the Atlantic Ocean, communist Poland's fleet was prepared to invade Danish isles.
open-encyclopedia.com /Baltic_Sea   (1799 words)

  
 White Sea-Baltic Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal (Russian: Belomorsko-Baltiyskiy Kanal (BBK)), opened on August 2, 1933 is a ship canal that joins the White Sea and the Baltic Sea near St.
In fact, the Canal was the first major project constructed with the forced labor of Gulag inmates.
The Canal, over its entire length, is between ten and twelve feet deep, making it useless to most vessels, and today only gets light traffic, between 10 and 40 boats a day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Belomorkanal   (433 words)

  
 The White Sea Canal: A Hymn of Praise for Forced Labour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
From 1932 to 1933, a 227 km-long canal was dug to the north of St Petersburg.
The canal, called The White Sea Canal (Belomor Canal), connects the Eastern Sea with the White Sea, and is one of the largest forced labour projects in history.
In 2003 the 70th anniversary of the White Sea Canal was commemorated.
www.iisg.nl /collections/belomorkanal/praise.html   (877 words)

  
 Baltic Sea - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
It is linked to the White Sea by the White Sea Canal and to the North Sea by the Kiel Canal.
Since the Viking age, the Scandinavians have called it "the Eastern Lake" (Austmarr, "Eastern Sea", appears in the Heimskringla), but Saxo Grammaticus recorded in Gesta Danorum an older name Gandvik, "-vik" being Old Norse for "bay", which implies that the Vikings correctly regarded it as an inlet of the sea.
In May 2004, the Baltic Sea became almost completely a European Union internal sea when the Baltic states and Poland became parts of the European Union, leaving only the Russian metropolis of Saint Petersburg and the enclave of Kaliningrad as non-EU areas.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /baltic_sea.htm   (1887 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - White Sea (Arctic Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Its northern section, opening into the Barents Sea between the Kola and Kanin peninsulas, is connected with the southern body of the sea by a narrow strait c.100 mi (160 km) long and 30 to 35 mi (48–56 km) wide.
Near the mouth of the Northern Dvina is Arkhangelsk (Archangel), the chief port.
The White Sea was known by the people of Novgorod in the 11th cent.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/W/WhiteSea.html   (305 words)

  
 Language School Explorer - Information about Baltic_Sea
The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainlands of Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, and the Danish islands.
The Baltic Sea is linked to the White Sea by the White Sea Canal and directly to the North Sea by the Kiel Canal.
Lands next to the sea's eastern shore were among the last in Europe to be converted into Christianity in the Northern Crusades: Finland in the 12th century by the Swedes, and what are now Estonia and Latvia in the early 13th century by the Danes and the Germans (Livonian Brothers of the Sword).
www.school-explorer.com /info/Baltic_Sea   (1757 words)

  
 Karelia on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
800,000), 66,409 sq mi (172,300 sq km), NW European Russia, extending from the Finnish border in the west to the White Sea in the east and from the Kola Peninsula in the north to Lakes Ladoga and Onega (Europe's largest freshwater lakes) in the south.
The republic is crossed by the Murmansk RR and by the Baltic-White Sea Canal, which is both commercially and strategically important.
Russians and Ukrainians constitute a majority of the population, the rest of which consists mainly of Karelians, Finns, and Lapps, who are very closely related and have an identical written language.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/Karelia.asp   (722 words)

  
 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: A :: Arkhangelsk
418,000), north-western European Russia, on the Northern Dvina near its mouth at the White Sea, capital city of Arkhangelsk region.
It is the terminus of both the Northern Sea Route and the Baltic-White Sea Canal.
A supply port during World WarI, Arkhangelsk was occupied from 1918 to 1920 by Allied forces (including Americans) and by the White Army; it served as their base for unsuccessful campaigns against the Bolsheviks.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/a/arkhangelsk.shtml   (257 words)

  
 White Sea-Baltic Canal --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Russian Belomorsko-baltiysky Kanal, system of rivers, lakes, and canals in northwestern Russia that connects the White Sea to Lake Onega, where it joins the Volga-Baltic Waterway (q.v.
The White Sea–Baltic Canal is 141 miles (227 km) long, 23 miles (37 km) of which is manmade.
From Povenets, at the northern end of Lake Onega, the canal runs northward to Lake Vygozero (using…
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9076843?&query=baltic   (132 words)

  
 The Gulag Study 5th Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Prisoners built highways and railroads across vast tracks of the steppes and taiga, high- rise apartments in Moscow, and the White Sea Canal.
The third photograph was of Jack in a military police uniform with a white garrison cap with visor, leggings, Sam Brown belt, and a.45 holster.
O1e of the two was white, while the other had fl skin (chernokozhiy).
www.nationalalliance.org /gulag/5gulag.htm   (15943 words)

  
 Encyclopedia article on Baltic Sea [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
In May 2004, the Baltic Sea became almost completely an European Union internal sea when the Baltic states and Poland became parts of the European Union, leaving only the Russian metropolis of Saint Petersburg and the enclave of Kaliningrad as non-EU areas.
Late Weichselian and Holocene shore displacement history of the Baltic Sea in Finland (http://www.helsinki.fi/maantiede/geofi/fennia/demo/pages/oksanen.htm) - more prehistory of the Baltic from the Department of Geography (http://www.helsinki.fi/geography/) of the University of Helsinki
Baltic Environmental Atlas: Interactive map of the Baltic Sea region (http://maps.grida.no/baltic)
encyclozine.com /Baltic_Sea   (1860 words)

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