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Finland supposedly had a chance to Karelia from the late 1980s to early 1990-ies. The Soviet Union under President Mikhail Gorbachev was ready to begin such talks, said the former expert of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Finland, former diplomat, doctor of political science and writer and documentarian Yucca Seppinen, writes

According to experts, in the summer of 1990, the Politburo decided to accept the independence of the Baltic republics, they also discussed the possibility of transferring Karelia in Finland, but the ninth Finnish President Mauno Koivisto allegedly did not use it. He believes Seppinen, feared competition from the Western part of the state. The expert recalled that in 1930-e years Vyborg was Finland’s successful city.

Earlier Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat wrote that the Kremlin in 1991 discussed the possibility of transmission of Karelia for $15 billion. The former first Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Andrey Kozyrev in an interview, called this version “bullshit”.

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