Finnish troops inspect destroyed Soviet vehicles in Finland, on January 17, 1940, during the winter war. Photos: US Library of Congress; Daniel Allen

Russian Karelia looks to the past and future

The former Finnish utopia now known as the Republic of Karelia - which the Soviet Union seized in the 1940s - is struggling to preserve its unique cultural heritage, writes Daniel Allen

Finnish troops inspect destroyed Soviet vehicles in Finland, on January 17, 1940, during the winter war. Photos: US Library of Congress; Daniel Allen
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