How did Finland come about and what are its historical links with Russia?

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With the war in Ukraine, many of the countries bordering Russia have seen old disputes and fears resurface.

One of them is Finland, which not only shares more than 1,300 kilometers of border with Russia, but also a history marked by its long confrontation with the Kingdom of Sweden and its role in two world wars.

In this video we explain how present-day Finland was formed and the links it has maintained with Russia throughout its history.

Presentation:Ana Maria Roura. Research Y film script: Gonzalo Canada and Ana Maria Roura. Video edition: Gonzalo Canada and Augustine Latourrette.


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