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Suomenlinna (Swedish: Sveaborg) is a sea fortress built on a group of islands in Helsinki, Finland. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist attraction.

Sweden started building the fortress in 1748 as a protection against Russian expansionism. In the Finnish War the fortress surrendered to Russia in 1808, paving the way for a Russian occupation of Finland in 1809.

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