The Saimaa Canal from Lappeenranta to Vyborg binds Saimaa to the Gulf of Finland. Other canals bind Saimaa to smaller lakes in Eastern Finland and form a network of waterways. These waterways are mainly used to transport wood, minerals, metals, pulp and other cargo, but also tourists use the waterways.
Dmitry Medvedev Sent to State Duma for Ratification Lease Agreement on Finland's Use of Russian Section of Saimaa Canal
Jun 19, 2011; Dmitry Medvedev sent to the State Duma for ratification the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland...