Official statistics say that Russians and other ex-Soviets represent by far thebiggest minority in Finland. But these numbers are skewed in a way. Around24,000 of these people categorised as Russians in Finland are in fact Finns!

How can this be?

These Finns are Ingrian Finns, repatriated from Russia because of their Finnishbackground, but categorised as Russians, since no more accurate criteriaare available. How can this be? Read on to see if the stats lie or not.

Many expect Finland’s burgeoning games industry to fill the colossal boots of Nokia.

The Finnish games industry is growing at a rapid rate. Game developers – spearheaded by the Angry Birds creator Rovio – revel in rave reviews and are raking in rocketing profits, while clinging firmly onto the top slots on the App Store and Google Play.

The popularity of ethnic restaurants in Finland continues to grow swiftly.

Ethnic restaurants seem to be gradually taking over Finland’s dining scene, especially within the Capital Region. Statistics Finland reveals that one in five restaurants across the whole country is ethnic, and the ratio in the Capital Region is as high as one to four. This becomes evident when simply observing the cityscape: the restaurants in sight are increasingly more exotic and focused on ethnic specialties.

Finland’s women building peace and making a crucial difference.

Living a busy modern life in a developed country insusceptible to natural disaster it can be quite easy to overlook the worldwide crises and catastrophes happening every day, until you turn on the TV or pick up the newspaper, where you’ll usually be greeted by a variety of reports on worldwide conflicts and tragedies. Tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, war, terrorist attacks, poverty, disease, drought, political and civil unrest, refugees fighting for survival; the list is endless.

Since the paper you are currently holding has already caught your attention, read on to learn how free press has fared in Finland and what different things “free” may mean.

IN late July this year, the Janton Group, owner of the popular City-lehti, announced that the print version of the paper will be discontinued out of financial reasons. Since then, there has been some talk about a change of ownership and a possibility of continuation, but when we write this, the likelihood is that after a couple of more issues, the print version of City-lehti, one of the biggest free papers ever to appear in Finland, will reach the end of the line, and Finns have one less free paper available.