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Porkkala Parenthesis - Majvik radio surveillance

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Hidden : 04/02/2007
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Geocache Description:

The cache was moved on the 13th of April 2010.

You are allowed to walk on the yard of the castle.

The parenthesis is the name of the period between 28th September 1944 and 26th January 1956, when the Porkkala area was leased to the Soviet Union as a naval base. This meant that the people that leaved in this area in 1944 were forced to leave. They were given nine days to pack everything that they owned and move away. The area that was to be leased was 2/3 of Kirkkonummi, the southern parts of Siuntio, entire Degerby and parts of Inkoo.
It was decided that Porkkala was to be leased for fifty years. The Finnish state paid the farmers and house owners compensation for their lost property. The state demanded repayment of the compensation when the evacuees moved back in 1956.

This is one of nine caches in the Porkkala Parenthesis series.

The Majvik castle is built in jugend stile. It is situated at 43 meters above sea level on the west coast of the bay of Espoo. This made it perfect for radar and radio surveillance. The Soviets put up hundreds of meters of antenna wire reaching from the castle down the slopes on every side. From there they monitored Finnish authorities day in and day out. Majvik was one of three Soviet radio surveillance centres which function was to monitor the Finnish radio traffic. Some years ago they chopped down some trees in the surroundings so I'm not sure if there still are porcelain insulators in the trees in which the antenna wires were attached.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[ENG] Fznyy fghzc
[FIN] Cvrav xnagb

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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