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In 1956 the lease period of Porkkala was over and the Finnish inhabitants could return to their homes after 11 years. The area had been used as a strictly closed military base by the Soviet Union. Several rolls of film were found on the farms after the return. In the pictures you can see some of the Soviet inhabitants of the military base. We still haven't found out who the people on these pictures are. We assume, that they are a family. The roll of film was found in Brasis, Degerby, and therefore we assume that the family lived in Degerby. Do you know something about the girl and her family? While waiting for an answer, we have named her Mona-Lisa of Degerby.

In 1956 as the Finnish people returned to the leased area of Porkkala an impressive triumphal arc was the first thing they saw on the railway station in Kirkkonummi. Most of them were torn down right away, except for the one in Pikkala, which can still today be found in the forest.

Inside the railway station two statues were left there by the Soviets. They depicted Lenin and Stalin. The statues disappeared quite fast – but the pedestals stood there for quite a long time. What happened to the statues? Where were they moved? If you know something – please tell us!

Degerby is situated only 45 km to the west from Helsinki. There are regular busses going to and from Degerby every day. You can also order a minivan that will pick you up at a place of your own choise. Read more here!

Yes, we have our very own petpark in the village of Degerby - Lomamäen lemmikkipuisto. Read more about the petpark!