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Part of Homann's Heirs map, 1750
Part of Homann's Heirs map, 1750

Facts in brief:

Located on Gulf of Finland; member of Hanseatic League by 14th cen.; captured by Peter the Great in 1710; included in Finland under Russian sovereignty in 1812 & under complete Finnish control 1918-1940; ceded back to Russia in 1947.

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