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Baltic States and Poland Banned Entry of Russian Tourists

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland are closing entry from Monday for Russian citizens with tourist visas, including Schengen visas issued by third countries.  “Together with Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, we decided to jointly limit tourism opportunities for Russian citizens in order to protect public order and security. Now, it is impossible to guarantee that Russian

Finnish Prime Minister Blames Energy Crisis on Vladimir Putin

Finland, as well as its EU allies, made a decision to shoot itself in the foot economically by unilaterally slashing energy purchases from Russia. Moreover, the country complicated the process of issuing visas to Russians, who used to make up a big income for the tourism industry. However, the leadership of the state blames a

Finnish Company Files Rosatom for Contract It Terminated Itself

Finnish company Fennovoima filed a lawsuit against Russian Rosatom for almost 2 billion euros for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant (NPP) and said it was waiting for a counterclaim. The Russian state corporation said that lawsuits have already been filed, for $3 billion.    Fennovoima is a nuclear power company established by Russian state’s nuclear

Tensions are Growing on Russian-Finnish Border

Yesterday, on July 28, the EU Commission banned Finland from refusing to issue visas to Russians. However, now the customs has tightened the rules for the carriage of foreign currency and goods. From Finland, it is now impossible to export goods more expensive than 300 euros per piece, equipment over 750 euros, and food over

Finland Seized Over 800 Russian Freight Cars Over EU Sanctions

Finland has seized nearly a thousand Russian freight cars as a result of EU sanctions, Reuters reported on Tuesday, June 5. It is alleged that the Finnish bailiff service informed the agency about the freezing of assets of several dozen individuals and companies from Russia and Belarus in accordance with EU sanctions. Among them were

Finland Lifted All Restrictions on Country Entry for Russians

Finland, from Friday, July 1, removes all coronavirus restrictions on entry into the country for all tourists, including Russians.  Thus, when crossing the border, all travelers from third countries are exempt from presenting a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 and passing tests for coronavirus. They will only need a valid visa to enter the country.

Russian Security Chief: West Needs Ukraine as Counterweight to Russia

Russia will be obliged to respond to the threat from NATO in the event of an expansion of the alliance’s infrastructure in Finland and Sweden, Russian Security Council Secretary, Nikolai Patrushev, said.  “In the event of the expansion of the alliance’s military infrastructure on the territory of Finland and Sweden, Russia will perceive this as