Category Archives: Miscellania

Bergroth Films Request

Dwight Swanson is doing research on Finnish-American home movies and films for a presentation at Finnfest this summer, and one of the centerpieces is going to be the films of George Bergroth. Dwight writes: “I saw them in the documentary … Continue reading

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Viipuri/Vyborg Library designed by Alvar Aalto

Things fall apart and get rebuilt. Things get built and fall apart. By Joan Wickersham In 1941 war broke out again between Finland and Russia. Control of Viipuri/Vyborg went back and forth between the two armies; in the fighting, most … Continue reading

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Covid-19 sniffer dogs start work at Helsinki Airport

A team of ten specially-trained canines are part of the new experiment, and in training they’ve already proved to be much more accurate than conventional coronavirus tests. Ten specially-trained dogs are starting work at Helsinki Airport, using their noses to … Continue reading

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US Women Now Have Universal Suffrage (100yrs Ago in RAIVAAJA)

US women now have universal suffrage Tennessee legislature has ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution – – Conservatives are trying to prevent ratification Nashville, Tenn. Aug. 19th – The Tennessee House yesterday opted to join, with 50 votes in … Continue reading

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Finland, ‘Prepper Nation of the Nordics,’ Isn’t Worried About Masks

The Three Smiths Statue in Helsinki, Finland,  wore masks last week amid the coronavirus pandemic. The country has tapped into its stockpiles to fight the outbreak. Credit…Kimmo Brandt/EPA, via Shutterstock STOCKHOLM — As some nations scramble to find protective gear to … Continue reading

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Spanish influenza spreading fast in Sweden- RAIVAAJA 09/19/1918

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FINNISH LANGUAGE CLASSES @ SAIMA PARK have gone Virtual on ZOOM

Hyvää päivää/Good day! The “virtual” spring session of Finnish language classes will start on Monday, March 30, at 6 PM and will run for consecutive Mondays, ending on May 18. Email Lorna for details. Classes are held on line w/ZOOM … Continue reading

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New PM in Finland; she is 34 (the world’s youngest.)

Finland has a new government, headed by Social Democratic Party vice chair, Sanna Marin. The administration is Finland’s 76th. At just 34 years old, Marin, the former Minister for Transport and Communications, is now the world’s youngest premier. Her cabinet … Continue reading

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The novel “Crossing” by Finnish writer Pajtim Statovci nominated for National Book Award

The National Book Foundation has announced its longlist for the National Book Awards for 2019.   The categories are Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Translated Literature and Young People’s Literature.  The novel Crossing by Finnish writer Pajtim Statovci is one of nine … Continue reading

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‘Finland’s Munch’: the unnerving art of Helene Schjerfbeck | Art and design

One of her country’s most celebrated artists, Schjerfbeck is little known in the UK, but now her singular paintings will be seen in a major exhibition.. More at: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jul/06/helene-schjerfbeck-finnish-painter-royal-academy

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