Russian retiree leaves Finland volunt...

Russian retiree leaves Finland voluntarily despite Strasbourg Court ruling

There are 2 comments on the RIA Novosti story from Jun 22, 2010, titled Russian retiree leaves Finland voluntarily despite Strasbourg Court ruling. In it, RIA Novosti reports that:

Irina Antonova, a disabled Russian retiree, was brought to Russia from Finland on Tuesday although the Strasbourg Court earlier ordered against her deportation, a human rights activist said.

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“Hope for Best- Expect Worst”

Since: Jan 07

Somewhere in Colorado

#1 Jun 22, 2010
Sounds like the two-faced Finns. When Russia was the Soviet Union, the Fins used to sneak into Russia to get free medical care. Now that an old woman wants to be near her daughter in her old age. the fins get ugly and refuse to help an old lady for her race. What a bunch of two-faced yahoos the finns are.
Stephen Lowe

Vantaa, Finland

#2 Nov 21, 2013
Finnish & Russian Love-Hate Relationship

Stefania you are so right.

Finns generally dislike foreigners, including Swedes, but hate Russians.

However, if not for Russian visitors to Eastern Finland cities like Lappeenranta and Hamina, the shops would be bankrupt.

In 1980's it was a known fact that Stockmann Departmental Store had security staff at their doors which prevented more than 10 Soviets enter the store at a time. Today, Russians are their best customers in Helsinki and in their outlets in Russia.

Double Faced? Starts from Finland.

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