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Vyborg

[vee-bawrg; Russian vi-buh rk] /ˈvi bɔrg; Russian ˈvɪ bərk/
noun
1.
a seaport in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Gulf of Finland: formerly in Finland.
Swedish Viborg.
Finnish Viipuri.
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Vyborg

/Russian ˈvibərk/
noun
1.
a port in NW Russia, at the head of Vyborg Bay (an inlet of the Gulf of Finland): belonged to Finland (1918–40). Pop: 79 224 (2002) Finnish name Viipuri Swedish name Viborg
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Viipuri

city, Leningrad oblast (province), northwestern Russia. The city stands at the head of Vyborg Bay of the Gulf of Finland, 70 miles (113 km) northwest of St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad). First settled in the 12th century, Vyborg was built as a fortress in 1293 by the Swedes after they had captured Karelia. In 1710 the fortress was captured by Peter I the Great, and Vyborg thenceforth remained under Russian rule. From 1918 to 1940 the city was part of Finland and held the name Viipuri, but it was ceded back to the Soviet Union in 1940 after the Russo-Finnish War. The city was occupied by Finnish and German forces from 1941 to 1944, after which it was permanently ceded to the Soviet Union. The city sustained severe damage during World War II but was subsequently rebuilt.

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