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Border, Raappana, Rukajärvi

Parppeinvaara poem village, Ilomantsi

  • 1.6.2012–31.12.2020

This Border Generals Cabin functioned as the command post and lodging of Major General Erkki Johannes Raappana at the Rukajärvi front in Russian Karelia during the war years 1941-1944.


Raappana´s forest soldiers engaged in a successful defensive war in the great wilderness of Karelia during the Winter War and the Continuation War.

The Border General´s Cabin and its exhibitions tell the story of a man who was the commanding officer of the border guard detachment in North Karelia, but also known for his love of dogs and the wilderness.

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Museum contact details

Parppeinvaara poem village
Parppeintie 4 C, 82900 Ilomantsi

050 375 8787

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

8/6/0 €

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Käteinen, yleisimmät pankki- ja luottokortit.

Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-16:00
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-17:00
Sat 12:00-16:00
Sun Closed

In winter 1.9.2020-31.5.2021 on Wednesdays at 12-16. In summer open daily, June and August 11-17, July 10-18