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To: Jim Robinson
Finland was part of the Russian empire for 108 years, from 1809 until Russia’s withdrawal from World War I in 1917.

The Fins, like the Poles, won their freedom from Russia by defeating Bolshevik armies in the field.

5 posted on 03/31/2014 10:54:44 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

My mother’s Swedish grandparents immigrated through Finland to the US. Her grandfather was forced to serve in the White Russian Army before leaving.

Now, Fins are a tough people. Wonder if there are grandchildren of Simo Häyhä still alive?

Simo Häyhä “The White Death”

http://www.mosinnagant.net/finland/simohayha.asp

Both the Russian and the Germans hated him. They did their best to kill him personally.

Russians taking Finland would not be bloodless.


15 posted on 03/31/2014 11:16:45 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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