A LONG FAREWELL TO GREATNESS
In our journey to Karelia we saw the traces left by Vikings, Hanseatic merchants, men of the sword, men of the cross and people of culture. We have now come to the end of our voyage and it is time to say “Farewell” to Karelia. We thank the readers who have followed us on our journey and Markus Lehtipuu who guided us. We say farewell to the living and the dead whom we encountered on our journey in time and space as we ventured from west to east and back and visited historical sites renowned…
Karjala-nostalgia ei ole enää poliittisesti arka aihe - Suistamon Perinneseuran tapaamisissa musiikki soi karjalaiseen tapaan - Seura.fi
Karjalan kulttuuri on kokenut kovia. Suistamon evakkojen jälkeläiset uskovat kuitenkin, että karjalaisuus säilyttää elinvoimansa myös tulevaisuudessa.
Karelia, a wound in the hearts of Finns
The return to Finland of the city of Viborg (Viipuri) and its surroundings -today a part of the Russian Federation- is a matter of public debate from time to time. A few weeks ago, Finnish Media published that a Russian top official during the presidency of Boris Yeltsin revealed that Moscow considered seriously the possibility to sell this territory.