Ex-Prime Minister on Her Way to the Presidential Funeral

former_prime_minister_jaatteenmaki_koivisto_funeralOn the streets of Helsinki I’ve accidentally seen every Finnish president elected since the 1980s and several prime ministers. I think that tells more about Finland than about me.

Next Stop the Presidential Palace – For the Very Last Time

The Funeral Procession of President Mauno Koivisto

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Finland’s last cold war president (1982-1994) both reduced the president’s powers that were misused by his predecessor and steered Finland towards European Union membership after the collapse of the Soviet Union emphasising membership’s security implications to a small country.

 

12 Days Ago

1920s Cavalry

Horses Took Over Kaivopuisto Park

Church Music

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