In recent years, Russians have made around three million visits to Finland annually, including business trips. In 2011 Russian visitors spent 860 million euros in Finland. Totals for last year are expected to top one billion.
Via Flickr: Vyborg Castle is a Swedish built medieval fortress around which the town of Vyborg, Russia evolved. Currently it is a museum. Vyborg Castle was one of the three major castles of Finland. It was built as the easternmost outpost of the medieval Kingdom of Sweden. It was originally constructed in the 1290s. by Peer.Gynt on Flickr.