Photographs from Soviet bases in Finland - Hanko and Porkkala
Firstly I want to thank Auke for translating the captions of these photos for me and a number of others! He told that a lot of the photos had grammatical errors, so the text may seem weird at times.
The first photo is from Hanko, which is situated in Southern Finland. Finland had the loan the area to the Soviet Union, because of the Moscow peace treaty, that was signed after the Winter War.
A keepsake for my dear friend for life, Vera.
Keep this picture as long as you can see your friend in it –
When_______ appears, then burn in.
Your friend for life
Hanko, February 18, 1941 [signed]
05-20-2014 09:24 PM
Here's a Soviet sailor in Porkkala. Porkkala was a Soviet base in Southern Finland (very near the capital region) and it was loaned to the Soviet union during the years 1944-1956.
Photographed during service in the Navy in Finland
Porkkala Udd Peninsula
March 23, 1944 [signed]
The same soldier in a higher rank.
A keepsake for my friend Volodya, from Dima.
During our service together on Porkkala Udd with the Navy
May 16, 1954