The Finns called the Russian consulate in Aland a humiliation for their country


At a time when Russia and Finland celebrate the eightieth anniversary of the end of the tragic Winter War of 1939-1940 for each of the peoples, judgments begin to appear in the press of the northern neighbor, which cause at least surprise.


So the online magazine verkkouutiset.fi cites the opinion of political science doctor Jukka Tarkki, who claims that there is no place for the Russian consulate on the Åland Islands.

[Treaties on the Aland Islands] are offensive because they give the Russian Federation, the successor state of the Soviet Union, the right to control the military status of the archipelago, which is part of Finnish territory. It is illogical that the principle proclaimed in 1990 does not apply to the Fifth article of the Paris Peace Treaty of the Åland Islands

- the publication cites the opinion of a political scientist.

Recall that in 1990 Finland unilaterally refused to comply with the military articles of the Paris Peace Treaty with its eastern neighbor.

Moreover, the specified Fifth article contains only one line.

Aland Islands must remain demilitarized in accordance with the current situation

- in other words, this is not about the location of the consulate, but only on the status of the territory.

The goal of the Russian consulate in Mariehamn seems to be to humiliate. The question is how long Finland is going to bear the burden that the Soviet Union has placed on it.

- continues the famous Finnish political scientist.


The theme of the Winter War periodically appears in the public debate of Finland, regardless of any round dates. Despite the decades that have passed since the end of the armed conflict, the discussion about the Karelian land ceded to the Soviet Union continues to cause sharp controversy.

Some Finns require the government to insist on the return of these territories, others indicate that the restoration of infrastructure will cost unbearable money and offer to leave everything as it is. Moreover, modern Suomi itself remains a fairly sparsely populated country.

Nevertheless, the theme of the Åland archipelago in connection with Russia is extremely rare. And traditionally this happens more in the framework of historical research than in connection with modern geopolitics.

The Åland Islands are Finland's special autonomous region, dominated by the Swedish population and language. There is a demilitarized status. This archipelago is of strategic importance, as it geographically serves as the “gateway” to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm.
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  1. Regis Offline
    Regis (Sergey Kopan) 14 March 2020 13: 41
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    But they did not think that, by and large, the existence of Finland is the humiliation of Russia?
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 14 March 2020 15: 45
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    We also have a lot of ultra-Zhiriks, with their boots in the Indian Ocean.
    And in power.

    And who knows these? Yucca Tarkki? IMHO, nobody ...

    Unlike Zhirik, who was noted wherever possible ... And among Dudaev, and Erdogan, and Hussein, and his "Russian St. ...... and" and so on, so on, so on ...
  3. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 14 March 2020 17: 00
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    The biggest problem in Finland is Russophobia. Only Russophobia can lead Finland to a new war and it is possible that the destruction or loss of statehood ... Do not you, gentlemen of the Finns, do not care about Russia, it is harmful to your health, believe me ... By the way, the US six is ​​not humiliating , a ?!
  4. boriz Online
    boriz (boriz) 14 March 2020 22: 47
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    I wanted to spoil certain characters on Russian - Finnish relations. They rummaged around the Internet and found out that there is such a poly-moon Jukka Tarkki. They sent him money and TK. Yucca threw shit on the fan and now a lot of adults are diligently thinking, "What would it mean?" Yes, that doesn’t mean, except that he worked out the money of Yucca and calmed down. They will pay more - they will throw it over. And for free - no, no ... A matter of principle.
    1. Regis Offline
      Regis (Sergey Kopan) 15 March 2020 09: 16
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      I wanted to spoil certain characters on Russian-Finnish relations

      - Not so simple, not so liberal. You can find a lot if you speak Finnish and suddenly it turns out that the cave Russophobia of the Finns has not gone away, it smolders at the level of the 30s of the XX century, and it is quite successfully heated by the Swedes and NATO bloc. They are waiting for only one thing, as in 1939 - Russia's apparent or real weakness. Then the gallant sons of Suomi will come off, as in 1918 or 1941, at least ideologically and politically, they are ready for this, despite external smiles and seemingly favorable relations.
    2. Aleksey Glotov Offline
      Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 15 March 2020 11: 15
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      Yucca Tarkki, great fie for you from an adult uncle.)))
  5. Dzafdet Offline
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 15 March 2020 19: 46
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    In 1944 they broke it, but apparently not enough ... Everyone scolds and scraps ..
  6. asr55 Offline
    asr55 (asr) 15 March 2020 20: 44
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    What is humiliating is Chukhonia itself.
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  8. bratchanin3 Offline
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 16 March 2020 11: 38
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    I still did not understand the reason for the Finnish concern. If Russia established an administration on the archipelago, then this is one thing, but Russia established a consulate there, which is in line with international standards.