The Modern City of Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital of Finland. The city is located in the south of the country on the shore of the Gulf of Finland on an area of 1140 square kilometers and includes 315 islands; and a third of the city is occupied by parks and open squares. The largest in the country Helsinki port, through which the goods pass and from which regular passenger flights are carried out throughout the Baltic, is of great importance for all Finland.

Today Helsinki is a modern city with a lively business and cultural life with nearly 70 museums, a large number of art galleries, beautiful concert halls, the National Opera and Ballet, 3 symphony orchestras, 8 theaters.

Helsinki changes its appearance depending on the season, but it gets the most attraction in the summer. The tourist season is from mid-June to mid-August. At this time, many attractions, museums extend visiting hours.

In Helsinki, there is no shortage of fashionable shops selling furs, textiles, ceramics, glass and jewelry, wooden items, handicrafts, furniture and other works of Finnish design. The main shopping streets of the city are: Mannerheiminitie, Kaisaniemenkatu, Aleksanterinkatu with large department stores and shopping centers; Pohjois-Esplanadi and Etela-Esplanadi with many «trendy» shops and boutiques selling Finnish design items; Fredrikinkatu and Korkeavuorenkatu with interesting little shops; it’s also worth to walk along the pedestrian streets of Mikonkatu and Iso Roobertinkatu.

The most developed industries in Helsinki, where translation services from English to Russian may be required, are:

• an important transport hub (the largest passenger and cargo port of Vuosaari) — translation of transport insurance, international transportation — Custom Cargo Declarations, waybills, packing lists;
• chemical — translation of patents, background documents of product safety, toxicology reports, exception reports and related documentation, which defines the chemical composition and characteristics of substances;
• textile — translation of products, printed materials, which conducive to advancement of products and equipment;
• metallurgical — translation of project documentation, drawings, technical and designed-estimated documentation, service manuals;
• engineering — translation of guides and instructions for installation and operation of equipment;
• tourism — translation of web-sites, menu, brochures.

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