Utti fortress was built by Russians in 1791-1792 as part of the South-Eastern Finland fortification system. It contained a main bastion system and two outer redoubts. It was meant to hold Swedish army until Taavetti fortress is occupied with reserves and ready to fight.

Only one battle was fought in Utti during the Russo-Swedish War in 1789. Utti lost its military value in 1809 when Finland was joined to Russia. It was disbanded quite soon. Today the main fortress is renovated and open for visitors.

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Founded: 1791-1792
Category: Castles and fortifications in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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