I was 13 when I moved from Russia to Finland. Now, I've lived here for as long as I lived in Russia. In this time I've discovered that every Finn has an opinion about their Eastern neighbours. But I wanted to know more. So, I decided to ask some of my Finnish friends, if they've ever interacted with Russians and, if so, what kind of vibe they got from that experience. Here's what I discovered
For the vast majority of women doing hair and makeup is a part of their daily routine. However, it's also a great way of expressing yourself, especially if you're Sonja Kataja a self-taught braider, make-up artist and model from Helsinki.
This weekend Donald Trump visited wildfire-devastated California and did what he does best, talked nonsense. This time he quoted a conversation he had with the Finnish president Sauli Niinisto, saying California should do more 'raking like Finland.' Nobody rakes forest in Finland.
Northern Lights are normally considered a marvellously rare spectacle. Unless you're explorer and Nothern Lights photographer extraordinaire, Joonas Linkola.
Author Joanna Nylund joins Joel Willans to discuss her book, Sisu: The Finnish Art of Courage. Is sisu Finnish, or do we just have a really good work for it?
Darude's Sandstorm is arguably one of the most recognisable and stonking dance anthems ever created. Now, thanks to Classical Trancelations, it's going to a whole new level of awesome.
Coming up with product names that work in all languages is a tricky business. Most companies do name checks to ensure any new names work in their main markets. However, that rarely covers all countries. Consequently, there are plenty of occasions when a name that sounds great in one language has a very different meaning in another.
The French President Emmanuel Macron visited Finland this week. Amidst all the pomp and splendour of his mini-break, he popped into one of Helsinki Market's tent cafes for a quick coffee with Sauli Niinistö. It was not what he was expecting.
Much to the amazement of practically the entire country, in 2018 the UN declared Finland to be the happiest country on Earth. The UN stated that Finland did marvellously when it came to income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. However, let's take a look at the real reasons Finns are so happy.