A statue called World Peace which was created by Soviet sculptor Oleg Kiryukhin and donated by the Soviet Union in 1989 has been demolished in Helsinki. The Helsinki Art Museum has taken it into storage.
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29th July 2022
libero Lauri Kerminen plays for Dynamo Moscow club.
Finnish Volleyball Association President Lauri Inna told public broadcaster YLE “there is no other way to act now”. “The leadership of the union [Finnish Volleyball Association] was asked for help and we made a decision. Now the team doesn’t have to worry too much about this kind of thing.”
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The organisers say that the decision to exclude two young Russian qualifying participants was because the “Competition Committee has no moral or ethical option but to exclude the Russians from the competition. With this decision, the Competition Committee also wants to guarantee a neutral and peaceful environment for all competitors.” “
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“a university in Finland has been targeted by a “disinformation operation” that has seen automated bots post thousands of anti-Russian messages to its social media pages, writes Tom Bateman for Euronews Next.
The messages, which began appearing on Monday 21 March, call on the University of Helsinki to effectively sanction its Russian students and staff, withdraw scholarships and even stop accepting students from Russia altogether. The university, which is the largest in Finland, said on Wednesday that it suspected the messages were the result of an organised campaign.”
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