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Porkkala Parenthesis - Pesula

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Hidden : 04/26/2007
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In summer there will be some overgrowth.

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.

This house was used for cleaning clothes and to delousing russian soldiers. Finns found amongst other things, in the building, a barrel into which led some pipes. It's presumed that the Russian soldiers lied in this barrel and then gas was led through it with the purpose to kill lices. The building is nowdays used by Kirkkonummen Lasi Oy.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Fin] Ynaxxh
[Eng] Cynax

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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