10 Nov 2012

Struve Geodedtic Arc, Gogland Island, Russia (UNESCO)

The Russian island of Gogland is located in the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea) about 180 km west of Saint Petersburg, Since the 16th century it has been inhabited by ethnic Finns, but ownership of the island changed a few times in history. So it was once part of the Swedish kingdom before it came to Russia after the Great Northern war.
On hill Mäkiinpäällys are two of the points of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Struve Geodedic Arc, inscribed into the list in 2005. 
This great card was sent by Galina (migalka) for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag.

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