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Exhibition Raatteen Portti

Raatteentie 2
89800 SUOMUSSALMI
tel. + 358 400 892192
info(a)raatteenportti.fi

The Winter War exhibition has been under enlargement and renewal at 2014. With over 300 squaremetres space and modern technology visitors can explore more the actions that took place at Suomussalmi during the 105 days of Winter War.

Along the Raate Road

The museum road begins at the spectacular Winter War Monument. The center piece carries 105 brass bells and it is surrounded by about 17, 000 pieces of rock, symblolising the heavy 105 days of the War and the thousands of soldiers fallen on the Raate Road. Along the 18-kilometer long museum road, ending at the Russian border, there are memorials erected by Finns, Ucrainians and Russians to their soldiers, as well as restored trenches. Paths can be followed to the locations of the battles. Along the paths, there are leans-to and campfire sites. We organise guided tours to the battle locations.

The Raate Road

One of the deciding battles of the Finnish Winter War was fought on the Raate Road. The task of the Soviet troops attacking Suomussalmi was to divide Finland into two at its narrowest point and to cut the road connections to Sweden. In the battles of Suomussalmi and the Raate Road as well as earlier in the Church Village and to the north, in Juntusranta, Finnish soldiers achieved an important defensive victory and obtained a huge amount of all kinds of war booty.

OPEN 2018



12.5.-21.6. mon-sun 10am-4pm
23.6.-19.8. mon-sun 10am-7pm
20.8.-30.9. mon-sun 10 am-4pm

Charges: 

9,50 e adults
5 e children (7-15 years)
6 e/ 4 e for groups (min. 20 persons)

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