The Lion and the Bear: Finland and Russia

Finnish-Russian relations. The Finnish-Russian border.
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Tracing Finland's eastern border

Tracing Finland's eastern border

1920 #Finnish- #Russian border

1920 #Finnish- #Russian border

For centuries the area around Vyborg saw the bitter rivalry between Russia and its neighbors.

For centuries the area around Vyborg saw the bitter rivalry between Russia and its neighbors.

Vladimir Putin ‘wants to regain Finland’ for Russia, adviser says - Europe - World - The Independent

Vladimir Putin ‘wants to regain Finland’ for Russia, adviser says

Vladimir Putin ‘wants to regain Finland’ for Russia, adviser says - Europe - World - The Independent

Illegal border crossing RUS-FIN. Syrian men brave North Karelia’s freezing cold in asylum bid via @YLE

Illegal border crossing RUS-FIN. Syrian men brave North Karelia’s freezing cold in asylum bid via @YLE

Boundary marks on a border of #Finland and #Russia. This is FINLAND article on the border.

Boundary marks on a border of #Finland and #Russia. This is FINLAND article on the border.

"Putin's butter"

"Putin's butter"

The Nuijamaa border crossing point was closed on Thursday due to a fatal accident just over the border from Lappeenranta. A Lahti-bound bus carrying 32 people toppled into a ditch in slippery conditions.  Finnish officials say they have not been contacted by their Russian colleagues regarding the crash in the border area, as required by bilateral agreements.

The Nuijamaa border crossing point was closed on Thursday due to a fatal accident just over the border from Lappeenranta. A Lahti-bound bus carrying 32 people toppled into a ditch in slippery conditions. Finnish officials say they have not been contacted by their Russian colleagues regarding the crash in the border area, as required by bilateral agreements.

Pakkasukko ja joulupukki Nuijamaalla

Pakkasukko ja joulupukki Nuijamaalla

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on the Ukrainian crisis, President Sauli Niinistö reaffirmed Finland’s support for international sanctions against Russia. The President also discussed Finland’s history as Russia’s neighbour. Niinistö was one of the key speakers in a presidents’ panel discussion at the Munich conference.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on the Ukrainian crisis, President Sauli Niinistö reaffirmed Finland’s support for international sanctions against Russia. The President also discussed Finland’s history as Russia’s neighbour. Niinistö was one of the key speakers in a presidents’ panel discussion at the Munich conference.

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