With over 30,000 Russian citizens and more than 75,000 Russian speakers living in Finland, it’s surprising that it has taken over 70 years to establish a formal celebration for this beloved occasion in Helsinki.
Helsinki City Museum has completely raised the benchmark on what can be realised in a museum space, both technologically, interactively, and societally. The space offers a rich, sensory experience free of charge, delivers information in spades, and promises to entertain any visitor, no matter their predilections.
A young Finnish woman living 300 kilometres from the nearest town in the Lapland wilderness, a dog whisperer with 85 sled huskies, became famous across the globe after a French photographer Brice Portolano documented her life in a photo essay.
A group of furious university employees, students and anarchists fed up with the cuts in education tried to stop the finance minister, Alexander Stubb, from speaking at the Helsinki University’s 375th anniversary event.
A racist is a weakling!” The shouts pervaded a mass of about 650 people, who stood at Narinkkatori in front of the Kamppi shopping centre in Helsinki on the cloudy Saturday afternoon for the opposing causes.
As the sci-fi Robert Heinlein writer so eloquently put it “The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.” So why are we so obsessed with making our short time here so hard for each other?
Cats and dogs with a pedigree, ferrets, bunnies and four-toed hedgehogs were lying in their cages and boxes as pet enthusiasts across breed and species barriers summoned at the Helsinki Fair Centre last weekend for PetExpo, the largest pet fair in the country.
So far the search for Earth’s twin has been elusive but with newer and more powerful telescopes being developed both here on Earth and in space in the not so distant future, the discovery of Earth v2.0 seems tantalisingly within our reach.