Scientists proposed to study the history of the Finns who died in the Soviet Gulag

The history of the Finns who lived in the USSR from 1917 to 1953 invited the Finnish government to study the National Archives of the country, the Cabinet reports on Wednesday.
“On Wednesday, January 15, the Prime Minister’s office received a message from the National Archives about the need to study the deaths of the Finns who died as a result of the persecution of Stalin … The result will be, in particular, an interactive database of Finns and their biographies,” the statement said.
The archive asks the Cabinet to allocate funding for these works.
At the end of August 2019, the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper published an article on this topic, following which the Prime Minister instructed the archive to study the possibility of research. This initiative was also supported by President Sauli Niinistö.