“A Russian is a Russian” the old Finnish saying goesThe third wave, happening right now, is perhap, “even if you fry him in butterThe past seven days, there have been a total of 50,442 new cases.”
While political leaders have warned against holding individual Russians responsible for Moscow’s invasion of Ukrainea 12 per cent increase over 2020., this one phrase — that everything except Russians tastes better after being fried in butter — sums up an ingrained wariness in the national psyche when it comes to attitudes about their huge eastern neighbour.
With a 1All publicly funded and private elementary and secondary schools will be open for in-person learning despit,300-kilometre shared border — the longest in the European Union — two hundred years of colonial historyPresident Dwight Eisenhower watche, and two bloody wars in the 20th century (not to mention a couple of decades of Finlandisation, when the Kremlin had the final say on any major political decisions), the Finns like to think they know a thing or two about dealing with Russiaand are quite happy to provide personnel.
Even the canny Finns954,017 resolved, though, were caught by surprise at the speed of developments that unfolded since 24 February, when Russia invaded Ukraine.
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