Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Karelia is a part of Russia next to Finland. During World War 2 it was actually occupied by Finnish/Nazi forces for some time and these are photos from that period that show how the people were typically living at that period of time in this region. Starting with a couple of the village houses standing on the shore.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

This is a villager named Stepan posing next to his house together with his wife.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Their house is having a lot of empty space for some reason.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

This is his storage room.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Strangely not many possessions he has. Maybe some of them were requisited by the occupants or he has hid his things before the enemy army approached.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

This is his “praying room”. He stays in it with his Finnish automatic rifle Suomi KP/31 equipped with a 20 bullet magazine.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

And this is his wife in a “prayer” room.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

A stove in the “praying room”.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

This is the part of the house where the animals lived.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Also a barn from inside.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

A hand operated mill he had in the barn.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

A gate to the animals.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

Here the animals stayed.

Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]

And that’s it! Living off the grid was a norm at that time. No electricity, no car nothing fancy.

2 thoughts on “Typical Karelian Village House in 1940s [photos]”

  1. There has never been “Nazi” forces in Karelia. Soviet rob big part of Karelia from Finland. Learn your history! https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suomi#/media/File:Pariisin_rauha.png

  2. Hahahahaaaa. Karelia occupied by Nazi/Finnish? You mean Karelia stolen from Finland by the Red Army! Soviet Union is over, you can tell the truth now!

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