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Medvedev has brought on ratification in the State Duma the contract with Finland about rent of the Saimaa channel

on June, 19th the president of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev   has brought on ratification in the State Duma the contract between Russia and Finland about rent by the Finnish party of the Russian part of the Saimaa channel and territory adjoining to it and about navigation through the channel.

the Given document has been signed on May, 27th, 2010 in a course   negotiations of heads of the governments of the Russian Federation and Finland Vladimir Putin and Matti Vanhanena in the Finnish city of Lappeenranta. Finland has received territory for 50 years for 1,2 million euro a year.

the Contract on the Saimaa channel has been concluded per 1962. The general extent of the channel makes 57,3 kilometres with a sea waterway, of them of 23,3 kilometres - on territories of Finland, 19,6 kilometres - in Russian territory rented by Finland and 14,4 kilometres - in territory of Russia. The channel is accessible to pass river, lake and sea-crafts. The maximum design carrying capacity of the channel makes 11,5 thousand courts in both directions, a turnover of goods - 4,6 million tons for the navigating period, informs RIA News .