Vladimir Putin to meet with Finnish colleagues

President of Finland Sauli Niinisto has come on an official visit to Moscow for a summit, where talks on a range of issues in Russian-Finnish relations, including trade, economic, and cultural-humanitarian spheres, as well as topical issues of interregional and cross-border cooperation will take place. In addition, the sides will exchange views on their foreign policy agendas and cooperation in the framework of various international organizations. The meeting takes place at the initiative of the Russian side.

Geopolitics of the neighbourhood

Finland as an EU member has the longest border with Russia, and the main Internet traffic into Europe also goes through Finland. This country has a neutral status, but Washington and its satellites in Europe are trying to pull Finland (and Sweden) into NATO. Last year, the Finns signed an agreement with NATO to undertake the provision of not only territory, but also logistics and technical aid for the military contingents of NATO. This initiative clearly has a noticeable anti-Russian background.

The problem of Russian-Finnish relations

In Finland, human rights violations on ethnic grounds in relation to the Russian-speaking diaspora (about 63,000) are frequent. The best known are the frequent removal of children from Russian mothers, and more recently the detention of Russian citizens. Recently, one of them was arrested at Washington's request and is awaiting extradition to the United States.

A year ago in Helsinki, the Russian woman Irina Kirillova was killed, motivated by ethnic hatred. Her killer turned out to be the leader of the youth section of the party coalition Yukka Romppanen.
The Finnish media also publish Russophobia propaganda, with the last instance occurring on 25.02.2016 when the newspaper "Ilta Sanomat”, courtesy of Arja Paananen, wrote an article entitled "Kremlin militias in Finland," where, in addition to the violation of human dignity, there were calls for ethnic hatred.

Sanctions and the Finnish economy

After the introduction of retaliatory sanctions from Moscow, the Finnish economy began to experience serious problems. Finnish farmers lost the main market for its products. In addition, shipyards, pulp, and steel mills that used to have enormous profits at the expense of orders from Russia are on the verge of bankruptcy.

Against Brussels

Against the backdrop of the European crisis in Finland is a growing understanding of the deadlock of the EU policy under the leadership of the Brussels bureaucracy.
Previously, deputy of the party “Centre" Paavo Vayrynen collected more than 53,000 signatures for the exit of finland from the eurozone. The petition  was submitted to the Parliament for consideration. Currently Vayrynen is part of a new Civil Party (Kansalaispuolue). The board will include current and former members of the European Parliament and the Parliament of Finland.
The purpose of the party is to achieve an exit from the euro zone, the return of the Finnish mark, the policy of neutrality, and the sovereignty of Finland.