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News Finland » History: The Unique History of the Jews in Finland during World War II

News channel or source: http://www.crainsdetroit.com/event/local/3487935/the-unique-history-of-the-jews-in-finland-during-world-war-ii
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

Did you know that Finland mostly protected its Jewish population from the Holocaust, despite its alliance with Nazi Germany? Learn about the Jews in Finland before and during WWII. Presented by the Finlandia Foundation of Michigan and supported by a grant ...

News Finland » History: Meet Finland’s Riikka Valila, the oldest women’s ice hockey player in Olympic history

News channel or source: https://scroll.in/field/868381/meet-finlands-riikka-valila-oldest-womens-ice-hockey-player-in-olympic-history
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Finland forward Riikka Valila, who followed her brothers into hockey at age seven, is now a mother of three and the oldest women’s hockey player in Olympic history at age 44. In Finland’s 3-1 opening round-robin loss to the United States on Sunday in ...

News Finland » History: Finland declares war on Germany

News channel or source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/finland-declares-war-on-germany
Publication date: Sunday 02 March 2014

On this day, Finland, under increasing pressure from both the United States and the Soviet Union, finally declares war on its former partner, Germany. After the German invasion of Poland, the USSR, wanting to protect Leningrad more than ever from ...

News Finland » History: Goodbye, Math And History: Finland Wants To Abandon Teaching Subjects At School

News channel or source: http://malaysiandigest.com/features/546794-goodbye-math-and-history-finland-wants-to-abandon-teaching-subjects-at-school.html
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Finland already has one of the best school education systems. It always ranks near the top in mathematics, reading, and science in the prestigious PISA rankings (the 2012 list, pdf) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Teachers in ...

News Finland » History: Big Read: Why Alex Harvey was born to make Olympic history

News channel or source: http://www.sportsnet.ca/olympics/alex-harvey-born-make-olympic-history/
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

He is now the most decorated Canadian cross-country skier in history, with 23 World Cup individual podiums ... “At the halfway point, I felt in control,” he says, thinking back to that day in Finland. “I knew there had been a couple attacks already.

News Finland » History: Why Finland allied itself with Nazi Germany

News channel or source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/23/why-finland-allied-itself-with-nazi-germany
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

‘In 1944-1945 the Red Army could have occupied Finland with impunity, but Stalin chose not to.’ Photograph: Hulton Deutsch/Corbis via Getty Images Zofia Nowinska (Letters, 16 February) writes that “the consequences of being conquered by Stalin were ...

News Finland » History: Why Finland has the best schools

News channel or source: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0318-doyle-finnish-schools-20160318-story.html
Publication date: Friday 18 March 2016

Finland has a history of producing the highest global test scores in the Western world, as well as a trophy case full of other recent No. 1 global rankings, including most literate nation. In Finland, children don't receive formal academic training until ...

News Finland » History: Climbing in Finland - a short history

News channel or source: http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/climbing-in-finland-a-short-history.html
Publication date: uesday 27 November 2012

Tommy Vänskä, co-director of the film Kylmää kiveä, retraces the history of rock climbing in Finland. We admit it, rock climbing in Finland isn't our expertise. But Tommy Vänskä certainly knows a thing or two. Along with Ville Kurru, Vänskä, has ...

News Finland » History: How Finland Became Europe’s Bear Whisperer

News channel or source: http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/07/how-finland-became-europes-bear-whisperer-russia-putin/
Publication date: onday 07 March 2016

Helsinki and Moscow share a complex history going back to when Finland — previously under Swedish control — was a made a Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire in 1809. Following the Bolshevik Revolution, Finland declared independence in 1917 and ...

News Finland » History: Supercell’s Big Deal Yields Record Personal Taxes for Finland

News channel or source: https://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/11/05/supercells-big-deal-yields-record-personal-taxes-for-finland/
Publication date: uesday 04 November 2014

Now, a year after the deal, two of Supercell’s founders and owners can take credit for a third milestone: They’ve become the biggest individual taxpayers for a single year in Finland’s history.