“Nobody Loves Russians”: Finns on Closing the Borders of Russia

Russia is struggling with the coronavirus epidemic and its difficult situation is bad news for Finland, writes Seppo Varius on the website of the popular Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat. It is also noted that the collapse of the eastern neighbor was superimposed economics due to low oil prices.

The Russian recession is not at all good for Eastern Finland, where the money of Russian tourists and just shoppers are important, the article says.

Finnish readers of Ilta-Sanomat commented on the article. Reviews are presented selectively.

I could not read further than one heading, but it is wonderful if the borders with Russia remain closed. Until we return Karelia.

Contradictory situation. Nobody really likes Russians, but money is great. My friends living in Lappeenranta and Imatra have always told me that there are too many Russians, but traders love them.

The Finns still have a bad image of Russia, which is based on emotions, but it practically does not correspond to modern times. Everything will change if you visit St. Petersburg at least once. [...] First look, and then comment. St. Petersburg is very developed, and in general it is a wonderful city and one big attraction.

I hope the virus will disappear soon, including from Russia. Russians, be careful! I was touched by the sympathy of the Russians for us Finns, which was expressed in the comments about the police singer from Oulu. Therefore, I feel the same sympathy for the Russians.
The same goes for Sweden, and it is even more dangerous.

Yes, in the nineteenth century, Russia gave Finland autonomy, economic prosperity, own money, educational institutions, teaching the Finnish language, etc. And only when the years of oppression began at the end of the century, the situation worsened. Even then, ultra-nationalist and imperial thinking raised its head in Russia ...

We purchase a huge amount of raw materials from Russia, and goods are transported for days on end by trains across the border. So we are very dependent on trade.

Russia itself began to monitor the situation in Finland and quickly closed its borders first, not us.

Read the book "Russia without a future." She helps to understand our eastern neighbor. In addition, there is a commendable book called Putin Trolls - it opens its eyes to the media. Good reading for the period of home quarantine.

Not at all strange. We ardently hope that this eastern border will indeed remain closed for a long time, preferably for a very long time. I hope it will never be necessary to open it at all.
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  1. GRF Online GRF
    GRF April 23 2020 11: 37
    I have a dad and mom, so go by ... You can read your bestseller "Russia without a future" to holes ... And Baikal awaits me ...
  2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) April 23 2020 11: 40
    That's not where you start, gentlemen of the Finns. Your Russophobia will cause in Russia neglect and hatred of you and nothing more. Russia is to blame for all of you, that under Sweden, when the Swedish boots were wiped on your faces, or under the Germans who considered you people of the 7th grade, it was better ?!
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 23 2020 11: 49
    And, no one loves not only Russians, but also Swedes, Angles, Germans, Finns, Chinese, all Asians, Turks, Negroes, Greeks, Indians, Muscovites, Kazan and St. Petersburg.
    In general, all.
    Centennial wars confirm this.
    1. RusDon Offline RusDon
      RusDon (Igor) April 24 2020 12: 24
      But I will agree with you on all 100.
  4. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) April 23 2020 12: 55
    You don’t even have to pay attention. They were Chukhons and they remained. All history served everyone.
  5. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) April 23 2020 13: 09
    Some other reality in the heads of the Finns. Karelia was dragged. Based on this point of view, Finland is a Russian province. What the hell are they doing Karelia? Let history teach.
  6. 69 Offline 69
    69 April 23 2020 13: 56
    Let the Chukhonts love their gays, and the Russians put a device on their "love".
  7. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) April 23 2020 15: 22
    It is necessary to close travel agencies organizing trips of Russians to Russophobic countries. Including to Finland.
  8. nikolaj1703 Offline nikolaj1703
    nikolaj1703 (Nikolai) April 23 2020 15: 32
    But do not they go on foot on a trip ... The border will be closed and die without raw materials, etc.
  9. Ferdinant Offline Ferdinant
    Ferdinant April 23 2020 16: 23
    The Finns need to drive away the railway tank with food alcohol and then their real essence will become visible.
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) April 23 2020 20: 40
      For free and hydrolysis will die out.
  10. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) April 24 2020 01: 32
    She’s a chukhnah and a chukhon’s coronavirus, if they block everything, they will howl from hunger, and there, clowns ...
  11. gore Offline gore
    gore (Alexander) April 24 2020 06: 24
    Finns love to fart in a puddle ...
  12. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) April 24 2020 09: 58
    For a long time did not receive ... Missed you ...
  13. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) April 24 2020 10: 26
    Finns should pray to Russia. A large percentage of prosperity in the Finnish economy depended and depends on Russian money! Tourism of Russians, Finland's purchase of cheap resources, marketing of its products to Russia, placing production orders in Finland and this is only a small fraction of what is listed. If Finland follows the Baltic path with its hostility, they really have something to lose!
  14. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) April 24 2020 12: 24
    What kind of return to our Karelia are they talking about? Zarya on foreign lands is a very bad idea, it may end badly, first of all - for the Finns themselves.
  15. RusDon Offline RusDon
    RusDon (Igor) April 24 2020 12: 27
    Here are the Finns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhy6N-rI2co
  16. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) April 24 2020 14: 57
    And spit, love, do not love! The main thing is to be afraid to diarrhea!
  17. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
    Dzafdet (Sergei) April 24 2020 17: 05
    I am also for closing the border with Finland. Stop supplying them with wood, oil and let them rest ..
  18. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) April 24 2020 20: 11
    The memory is short ... european-aryans.
  19. ENOTE Offline ENOTE
    ENOTE (Alex) April 24 2020 21: 13
    Ilta-Sanomat has a comment section. Every Google can translate and read them. And this troll, without a name and a signature under the article. throws shit on the fan here, already on an ongoing basis. Finns have different attitudes towards Russia, but we also have a different attitude towards them. And this frame is gradually making us worse. Do not get fooled and do not run into the inhabitants of Suomi, ban better than the troll!