A country that honours blueberry pie on its stamps? I think I love Finland more than ever.

A damn fine 'cherry' pie Finland style. Bilberry, blueberry or whortleberry.

Finnish personal space issues

Finland personal space looks just about perfect for me. Personal space ( Norway, Italy, France, Finland ) by Hansafan

Finland’s resistance to Russification took many forms. It can even be seen in postal history.  This postcard depicts a Finnish woman with a lion on her breast and Lex, the Finnish law at her side. It also illustrates with subtle symbolism the rising sun, a clear reference to Japan, who defeated the Russians in the Japanese/Russian war in 1904-05.

Vintage Finnish postcard depicting woman with national symbol of a lion on her chest and Lex, the Finnish Law at her side, subtle reference to Finland's resistance to Russification.

The Finnic - i.e. Baltic Finnic - languages (In Finnish: Itämerensuomalaiset kielet - In Estonian: Läänemeresoome keeled) are a branch of the Uralic language family spoken by about 7 million people. Most linguistics agree that there are 7 distinct languages in the Finnic language branch: Finnish, Estonian, Karelian, Vepsian, Ingrian, Votian and Livonian.

The Finnic - i. Baltic Finnic - languages (In Finnish: Itämerensuomalaiset kielet - In Estonian: Läänemeresoome keeled) are a branch of the Uralic language family spoken by about

Artist Eero Järnefelt (1863-1937), 1922 The president of Finland Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951)

Artist Eero Järnefelt 1922 The president of Finland, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim

Suomen presidentti nro 3. Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, 3. president of Finland, 1931-1937

Suomen presidentti nro Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, president of Finland,

Marsalkka C.G Mannerheim. 1940's

Marsalkka C.G Mannerheim. pin by Paolo Marzioli

Peace of Tartu - Finnish-Russian border, 1920. Petsamo (in red) became Finnish, whilst Repola and Porajärvi (green) were handed back to Soviet Russia.

Peace of Tartu - Finnish-Russian border, Petsamo (in red) became Finnish, whilst Repola and Porajärvi (green) were handed back to Soviet Russia.

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