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You can post your profile, use advanced search, send and receive messages absolutely free. Finland (Finnish: Suomi, Swedish: Finland) is in Northern Europe and has borders with Russia to the east, Norway to the north, and Sweden to the west.
Russian rule alternated between tolerance and repression and there was already a significant independence movement when Russia plunged into revolutionary chaos in 1917.
This balancing act of Finlandization was humorously defined as "the art of bowing to the East without mooning the West".
Despite close relations with the Soviet Union, Finland managed to be a democracy and remained a Western European market economy, building close ties with its Nordic neighbours.
Despite living in one of the most technologically developed countries in the world, Finns love to head to their summer cottages in the warmer months to enjoy all manner of relaxing pastimes including sauna, swimming, fishing and barbecuing.
Today, Finland has a distinctive language and culture that sets it apart from the rest of Nordic Europe.