For recent publications, please see research database TUHAT.

research database TUHAT

Buy a Book

Publish in Kikimora

Head of Publishing
Elina Kahla (on leave)

aleksanteri [at]

Aleksanteri Institute
P.O.Box 42 (Unioninkatu 33)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

aleksanteri [at]
firstname.lastname [at]

Location & Connections


Aleksanteri Series 5:2007

The Flexible Frontier The Flexible Frontier:
Change and Continuity in Finnish-Russian Relations
edited by Maria Lähteenmäki

Aleksanteri Series 5:2007
ISBN 978-952-10-4093-1
2 EUR + VAT 10 %

This publication analyzes the Finnish-Russian/Soviet relations from the middle ages to the present day. During these centuries the 1200 kilometre-long border between the two countries has changed repeatedly, e.g. by the Treaty of Nöteborg (1323), the Finnish War (1808-1809), and the Second World War (1939-1945). In addition to territorial shifts, the scholars from various universities also discuss Karelia's history as a border area, Soviet  Finnish trade relations, and the region's development up to the present.

The two articles concerning the Greater Finland ideology and the Finno-Ugric minorities' status in Russian Karelia provide their own perspective on the relations between the two countries. The projects of Finnish-Russian co  operation in nature conservation, the development of  the north Barents region, and the European Northern Dimension Policy, for their part, show the continuing trend towards Finnish-Russian border area co-operation.


Tatiana Androsova, Jaana Gluschkoff, Raimo Heikkilä, Timo J. Hokkanen, Evgeni Ieshko, Boris Kashevarov, Kimmo Katajala, Konstantin Khudolei, Jukka Korpela, Teemu Makkonen, Jens Petter Nielsen, Riitta Nykänen, Anssi Paasi, Alexandr M. Pashkov, Irina Takala, Timo Vihavainen

Contents and contributors (PDF)


Aleksanteri Institute, tel. +358 9 191 24175