Northern Fortress - Sveaborg

Sveaborg fortress

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Vallisaari Island (aka Alexandrovskiy) once in the 1870-80 biennium was one of the most fortified places in all Sveaborg fortress, and no wonder: it had 9 large-caliber guns batteries. It is located a few dozen meters from the island of Kuustanmiekka (aka Artillerijskiy) and together with it's batteries could control the Strait of Gustavus Sverd (aka Kustaanmiekka). On the photo view of the bastions of the island Kustanmiekka from western tip of Vallisaari Island.

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