Swedish, Russian and independent eras in a nutshell.
The 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War is commemorated in 2019. For Finland, this means remembering the outbreak of the Winter War. We talk to Finnish historian Antero Holmila about how that memory is seen from a modern perspective.
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finland’s most famous military leader, helped his countrymen earn “their own independent lives within the family of free peoples.” Before that, he served in the Russian military for many years; article includes slideshow.