I’d love to have the time to write more about Finnish history, but since I’m unpacking our things at the moment I’ll just recommend you read Alfred Backa’s Finland hundranånting. It’s the history of Finland year by year and its funny and it’s not trying to sweep anything under the carpet, quite the opposite, which is so refreshing.
This painting by Edvard Isto shows the Finnish maiden being attack’s by the Russian eagle, painted during the Russification of Finland, before we got our independency.
It’s definately a privilege to be born and live in a peaceful country, and I hope many more generations get to do the same. Today my thoughts goes to all the soldiers who lost their lives in the wars.