Northern Fortress

Turkinsaari island

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Russians call this island Ovchinny (Sheep island), until 1918 it's name was Nikolaevsky. Just near this island during the Crimean War, a memorable naval battle between Russian cannonboats and an English reconnaissance party took place. At that time, a coastal battery was already built on the island, but Rusians did not manage to arm it by the beginning of the battle. But after that a lot of military things were built on this island ...

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