Finns: “Karelia can be returned, but without Russians”


Readers of the electronic version of the Finnish newspaper Iltalehti actively discussed the sensational news that allegedly during the period 1990-91 the President of Finland, Mauno Koivisto, could have returned Karelia, lost during the Second World War, but abandoned this idea for domestic political reasons.


Earlier this theory was promulgated by professor of political science Jukka Seppinen. In Russia, such fabrications have already been refuted.

Finns comments:

It is good that Russia did not return Karelia to us, because the Russian population would hardly have left there. We would have had “our own Crimea,” which, with the strengthening of Russia, could easily be reunited with it for the same reason: most residents may want to return home, especially if they were discriminated against

- writes Asiaa.

Somewhere in the 1960s, this return might have made some sense if the area had been transferred to us without a population

- Johanna_J reasoned in response to the previous comment.

In the end, one of the largest groups of foreigners in Finland is Russians, and there would be no problem with them. On the contrary, they are very hardworking people

- Someone answered harleyman.

I have absolutely nothing against Finnish Russians, since they adapt well [with us]. However, they came here on their own initiative, and the situation would be completely different if the current Russian residents of Karelia suddenly became Finnish citizens

- again Johanna_J in response to a replica of harleyman.

Kekkonen was a bourgeois politician who actively worked on the return of Karelia. […] The chance is lost. Over time and as it comes political changes Russia may well abandon at least part of Karelia

- argues seneca.

If Karelia were to be attached then, then by 2014 Putin would demand her return to Russia!

- exclaims Tom_Brunila.

By the way, Koivisto commented on the loss of Karelia with the words: "the evacuees left this area voluntarily." In the same way, Koivisto hinted that he would file a claim for compensation against independent Estonia in the early 1990s, because during the war Finland was subjected to Russian bombing from the territory of this country. Such a man is this president. Did any of the politicians have such a scornful attitude towards 400 thousand Karelian evacuated people or towards the people of Estonia?

- recalled Teonlichtuachtan.

This reflects the attitude of the characters who made key decisions in those days, to the return of Finnish lands. No need to bow to Russia and Putin. Lost areas in the Murmansk region must also be returned to their rightful owner. In the past, it was possible to change borders without war.

- demanded Jappervokki.

I hope that Karelia will never be returned, because Finland will receive a significant Russian minority in the appendage, whose interests, of course, will be protected by the Kremlin. In addition, the reconstruction of the region will cost billions of euros. And the territory of Finland is already huge for its current population, economically weak and sparsely populated areas require great support from taxpayers in order to stay afloat

- says Attila.
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  1. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 21 June 2020 11: 22
    +9
    Finns: “Karelia can be returned, but without Russians”

    And you can return Helsingfors. But without the Finns.
    1. Alexey Grigoryev (Alexey Grigoriev) 21 June 2020 14: 05
      +3
      By the way, a good idea.
      1. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
        aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 21 June 2020 14: 34
        +1
        Quote: Alexey Grigoriev
        By the way, a good idea.

        Incredibly timely and skillfully filed remark. You can, to the best of your own understanding of those reading it, adapt to any idea.
  2. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 21 June 2020 14: 31
    0
    Finland can be returned to Russia. But with the people. But, not necessary, completely.
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 22 June 2020 23: 17
      -7
      Quote: aleksandrmakedo
      Finland can be returned to Russia. But with the people. But, not necessary, completely.

      You can "lyashka for mashka", but not your "MAYBE", too, me, a descendant of the Finnish war was found. My great-uncle (he fought in the Finnish infantry, my father's godfather) told a lot of interesting things about how the Finns wanted to go to their home harbor. Do not confuse God's gift with scrambled eggs. We saw off the fly about Finland. And be smarter about such articles. wink
    2. commbatant Offline commbatant
      commbatant (Sergei) 28 June 2020 18: 14
      0
      Quote: aleksandrmakedo
      Finland can be returned to Russia.

      Only Southern and Northern Finland ....

      But with the people.

      - quite .... Central Finland

      ..no need, completely.
  3. Sapsan136 Online Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 21 June 2020 18: 37
    +5
    And Finland can be returned to Russia, but without the Finns! Let them go to their masters, to Sweden, from which Russia has long bought ALL of Finland for gold!
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 22 June 2020 23: 36
      -9
      Quote: Sapsan136
      And Finland can be returned to Russia, but without the Finns! Let them go to their masters, to Sweden, from which Russia has long bought ALL of Finland for gold!

      laughing Give a checker to Mine General !? And a gun and a couple of grenades. The Finns, I think, just do not return Finland to Russia. But the Russians have nothing more to do in life than the Finns. Well, besides you, on the fingers of the blessed to count who such articles are being conducted, and those who are inspired, don’t understand what idea the Finns are going to drive to Sweden. wassat laughing
      1. Sapsan136 Online Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 26 June 2020 23: 11
        +5
        soldier There are ammunition for volumetric explosion. No radioactive contamination of the territory, but EVERYTHING burns out, even rats in the basements. ODAB-500P even destroyed bandits in the mines of the Strategic Missile Forces near Bamut ... stop And about Sweden, well, you need to have an education here, with whom you are clearly not burdened. The fact is that Norway and Finland were part of Sweden. hi
  4. Bovan Offline Bovan
    Bovan (Bovan) 22 June 2020 06: 05
    +4
    So you can return Finland without the Finns. And Estonia with Latvia and Lithuania. Why not?
    They still have no historical rights to them. All documents for this are even available.
  5. Maybe Russia is better to return Finland, but without the Finns?