Final Protocol to the Convention Between The Republic Of Finland And The Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics Concerning Reindeer
Source: LNTS #3436 [Translation by the Secretariat of the League of Nations.]
When proceeding this day to sign the Convention between the Republic of Finland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics concerning reindeer, the Plenipotentiaries of the Contracting agreed on the following provisions which refer to the Articles of the Convention mentioned
Ad Article 1.
The written communications transmitted by messenger are handed over at points of the frontier re written communications between the frontier authorities of Finland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics are usually exchanged.
Ad Article 3.
During the time that draught or pack reindeer which have crossed the frontier remain in the migratory of the other Contracting Party, the competent authority shall see that such reindeer not used for the purpose of transport.
Ad Articles 4 and 5.
Until the marking of reindeer becomes compulsory in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, provisions of Articles 4 and 5 shall be extended to apply also to unmarked reindeer coming n the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to Finland or vice versa.
Ad Article 6.
On the basis of the agreement between the parties concerned, 10 per cent of the reindeer themselves may be confiscated in each case instead of a sum equivalent to the value of the deer.
Ad Article 21.
(a) The erection of reindeer fences shall not predetermine the frontier line, which, as is known, and not yet been demarcated on the date of the conclusion of the present Convention.
(b) The Contracting Parties recognise here and now the necessity of erecting the said fences 'ht the work required for the purpose may be begun as early as possible, from the south on side of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, in the territory of the Pistojärvi Village council in the Uhtua district (the place known as Sarvikivi), which on the Finnish side responds to the point where the boundaries of the communes of Suomussalmi and Kuusamo - the frontier of the country, and the work must be terminated at Tolvantojärvi in the territory of the Village Council of Rukajärvi in the Kiestinki district on the side of the Union Soviet Socialist Republics, which corresponds to the point where the Tuntsajoki. intersects frontier for the first time. In accordance herewith the necessary instructions shall be to the persons mentioned in Article I of the present Convention, who are requested to carry out this work as soon as possible.
(c) If reindeer fences already exist on the section of the frontier mentioned in the preceding paragraph, the cost of their erect ion shall be divided up in accordance with the principles established Article 21, if the competent authorities in both countries mutually agree that these fences serve purpose.
This Final Protocol is drawn up in duplicate in Finnish, Swedish and Russian, and all texts equally authentic for the interpretation of the Protocol.
HELSINKI, July 4th, 1933.
(L. S.) A. HACKZELL.
(L. S.) B. STEIN.