In Finland, admired the "courage of Russian"


Finnish cultural expert Elina Kahla admires the courage of Russians who are not even afraid of “mortal danger”. Her article is published by Finland's largest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.


Elina is the only child in the family. From an early age, she was sympathetic to Russian culture and language. Today she studies the history of both Tsarist Russia and modern. Among her relatives, foreign languages, books, and literature were always valued. Her father had his own bookstore, was a linguist and artist, and her mother worked as a literary proofreader for 30 years.

Elina considers the Russian and Finnish peoples to be kindred. At 20, she converted to Orthodoxy. Her inspirers were professors from the University of Tartu Pekka Pesonen, Natalia Bashmakova and Yuri Lotman.

The woman managed to work in various fields, including those related to the "eastern neighbor." Today, she can be called an experienced specialist in Russia and Russian people.

So how do these Russians differ from us Finns?

They are always ready to get into a fight if someone tries to take something from them. Russians are distinguished by pronounced independence. They grow with the conviction that their people have always been and remain great.

- says Elina Kakhla.

This is an undeniable national pride for Pushkin, Tolstoy, Lermontov, Dostoevsky ...

She clarifies.

Courageous people live in Russia who are not afraid of even mortal danger

- Elina is sure.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 21 2020 16: 22
    -4
    I also admire the courage of the Russians, and the neighbors too, so what?
    And also the courage of the Ethiopians, Japanese, Indians and Spaniards .... and? Although many of them should have been tried and shot ...

    Even Hitler admired something there until his reptile was hunted down ...
  2. Alexander Semenov (Alexander Semenov) April 21 2020 17: 15
    -9
    Forgot to mention that the Russian people for 20 years have lost all the best spiritual qualities, but they have gained envy, lies, squealing, slander, insecurity, rudeness and imitation.
    1. Dear sofa expert. April 22 2020 09: 55
      0
      Given your name and surname, you are very self-critical)) And explain what quality of the listed you characterize you?
  3. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 April 21 2020 18: 43
    -5
    The main courage of the Russians is to endure all the hardships and hardships that the "chief executives" constantly suit the Russian people. Worse than Russian over Russian, no one has ever mocked. Covering yourself with anything! Though great achievements. At least with Western money! Anything!
    1. GRF Offline GRF
      GRF April 22 2020 09: 17
      0
      If you are poking around in Russians, then take a closer look at the nationality of the "chief", there are a lot of surprises ...
      Caligula, Nero, Go Amin Dada, Mengele, Katherine Quormby, Xiao from Hebei are you comparing with them?
      You are deeply mistaken in attributing nationality to scum.
      1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
        Observer2014 April 23 2020 23: 23
        -5
        I’d better put you gallantly minus. Can? I don’t want and you don’t want to go into the discussion about this in this article either .. wink
        1. GRF Offline GRF
          GRF April 24 2020 05: 54
          +1
          May I give you the opportunity to put me another one.
          Patience and courage are different concepts.
          I am reminded of a picture of 3 fish of different sizes, ready to eat another.
          The largest says - the world - total justice.
          Medium - the world is sometimes fair.
          Small - the world - total injustice.
          Everything is relative, therefore it is not necessary to be categorical in generalizations.
          Have you heard about the mysterious Russian soul? This misunderstanding is due to the concepts of conscience and duty. And because of them, some things that look like coercion are not really those ...
          1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
            Observer2014 April 24 2020 21: 00
            -5
            Quote: GRF
            May I give you the opportunity to put me another one.
            Patience and courage are different concepts.
            I am reminded of a picture of 3 fish of different sizes, ready to eat another.
            The largest says - the world - total justice.
            Medium - the world is sometimes fair.
            Small - the world - total injustice.
            Everything is relative, therefore it is not necessary to be categorical in generalizations.
            Have you heard about the mysterious Russian soul? This misunderstanding is due to the concepts of conscience and duty. And because of them, some things that look like coercion are not really those ...

            Do you even understand what you printed?
  4. Ser sash Offline Ser sash
    Ser sash (Ser Sash) April 22 2020 09: 11
    +1
    Russians were originally a union of Slavic and Finno-Ugric tribes.
    So she is right - there are common roots.
  5. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) April 23 2020 13: 14
    0
    Russian people are different.