Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation educates people

The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation was important both in the Finnishisation of the educated class and in the reinforcement of the links between the elite and common people. Festivals organised by the Foundation became important for the supporters of the Fennoman cause in Helsinki. The Foundation grew into a mass organisation with 5,200 members in […]

Nurmi, Paavo

Paavo Nurmi – a running ambassador for Finland who embodied the nation’s aspirations towards Europe and the West Paavo Nurmi (1897–1973), who won nine gold and three silver medals at Olympics, is one of the world’s most successful distance runners of all time. At the time, Nurmi’s superiority was astonishing. The modern Finland was embodied […]