Helsinki

Brief history of Helsinki Also known as Helsingfors in Sweden, Helsinki is a relatively new city established in 1550. The city has a very varied landscape. Here you have many rivers and islands among which the city stands. It was actually captured by the Russians in early 19th century but soon Finland was proclaimed a self-governing country and the previous capital named Turku lost its position to Helsinki because of its close proximity to St Petersburg. Not many cities on earth can say that ferry’s leave from its center to…

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