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The manager of the Russian national soccer team Guus Hiddink shared his expectations and hopes for the World Cup 2010 Qualifying match between Russia and Finland. It will take place in Helsinki on June 10.

11 October 2008 @ 02:27 pm
How do you write and pronounce "Where are my pants?" in Finnish?

Also, I must learn how to pronounce several other phrases I already have the translations for. Could someone approximate how a native English speaker might say these? Read more...Collapse )

Thank you!
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
11 September 2008 @ 05:13 am
Hei, Terve, Moro

First, I would like to say that this is a pretty cool site. And the members here seem to be pretty active. So, I was wondering if you could help me out. I have a Finnish community in LJ and it's very dead. We have 101 members, but nobody ever posts anything, except me. And I was wondering if anybody wants to help brings some life into my community.

You can post anything Finnish related. bands. poetry. your experience in Finland. pics. w/e. Just no nudity (porn.) I even teach the language for beginners. I even recommend books like Beginner's Finnish. All I need is your help to bring life in my community, since no one likes a dead site, right?

the community is community.livejournal.com/vvluvsfinniprac
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
09 April 2008 @ 09:56 pm
I'm new here and love Finland.

Like most people, I got connected to Finland through the awesome bands that came from there, but also the culture. The more I learned about Finland the more I loved the country.

I really want to fly there (hopefully this year), and I even took a price offer for flights from a Finnish travel agency in my town.
I need to know how much a hotel coasts in Helsinki and Tampere.

I don't need something flashy, something simple and cheap will be great as well.

Can anyone help me with this?

Kiitos! :3
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Children of Bodom-Are You Dead Yet?
08 March 2008 @ 03:00 pm
Terve! I really need your help, Finland!!

For my thesis, I have chosen to research the perception of luxury in Finland... and I need 300 Finns to fill in a questionnaire... so far I've got.... 8. :-( Could you please fill it in, it takes about 5 to 10 min, and possibly send the link on to other Finns? I would really really appreciate it!

You can fill in the questionnaire on this website:

Thanks again, kiitos :-)
(Probably cross-posted in other communities, I appologize))
Current Location: France
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
31 August 2007 @ 02:28 am
Is here anybody willing to meet my friend (nice guy) from Russia who is coming to Finland to study in Oulu University of Applied Science? He'll be in Helsinki tomorrow and in Oulu after tomorrow. Andrey has never been in Finland before and needs a guide :)

Please, do help him, especially in Oulu.

Andrey is on the left
09 August 2007 @ 05:07 pm
hei-hei! I'm going to study in Helsinki this autumn semester and wanted to ask some simple questions, that nevertheless worry me much)
1) Could you advise me mobile phone operator suitable for student?
2) Where is better to buy food? Could you advise any restaurants, bars, caffees?
3) What is the cheapest way to travel around country and to nearest countries?
4) What are the most interesting places to visit (something that is not in ordinary tourist route?
5) Is it common to travel by bike around the city? Do you know places to buy used bike?
Thanks a lot!)
15 July 2007 @ 11:47 am
Petrozavodsk girls

If you are going to St. Petersburg, make a small detour to the city of Petrozavodsk (Peter the Great's cannon factory). It's the capital of the Republic of Karelia, the land of forrests, lakes and waterfalls which is just a one night non-expensive train ride from Moscow's Leningradsky railway station.

You must have heard of UNESCO's World Heritage List. So, according to it, the 2nd most important heritage of Russia (the 1st is a historic center of St. Petersburg, the 3rd is the Kremlin and the Red square) is the pogost of Kizhi which is located on one of the many islands in lake Onega near Petrozavodsk. Two 18th-century wooden churches, and an octagonal clock tower, also in wood and built in 1862, can be found there. These unusual constructions, in which carpenters created a bold visionary architecture, perpetuate an ancient model of parish space and are in harmony with the surrounding landscape.


The 4th most important Russian heritage (accoring to the UNESCO's WH
list) is again located in Karelia. It's a cultural and historic ensemble of the Solovetsky islands. 


You are also welcome to visit the Valaam island and the Stauropological monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of the Savior on it.


How about the the highest plateau waterfall in Europe--Kivach, the oldest resort in Russia founded by Peter 1--"The Martial Waters", the largest cluster of 4th century BC petroglyphs in Europe (more than 3,000 images), the most southern pagan sanctuaries and labyrinths of the Saami people in Europe and so on so forth. 

Besides the unique historical and natural sights, everybody will find something for themselves in Petrozavodsk. Petrozavodsk is a city with one of the highest levels of education in Russia. It's a home to 15 colleges and almost 20,000 students, i.e. every tenth Petrozavodskian is a student! And believe us it affects every aspect of everyday life of the city, especially the nightlife. It's not a very big city but a huge campus town with lots of student (sometimes "too off-the-wall") activities going on, but fun loving and young hearts will always appreciate and enjoy them. Moreover, it's a home of two Miss Russia and one Miss Europe! So, have a try, maybe you'll find your heart's desire or just a friend for a night there.

For tours to Karelia and acomodation in Petrozavodsk, please contact Jigowatt Hostel (E-mail, +79602126656, Skype). 

21 April 2007 @ 11:57 am
Is there anyone here who applied for the Degree Programme in Music Management at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences?!
24 January 2007 @ 05:24 am