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Attacks on houses of Russians in Finland

Submitted by Visit Plus on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 12:01

Property owned by Russian citizens in Finland was under attack. Police is investigating now more than a dozen cases of burglary Russians owned houses in the "South Karelia" region of Finland.

Russians have become normal thing on the streets of Imatra town (Finland). Russian tourists are making a major contribution to the economy of the region. A small town with a population about 30 000 inhabitants is the third in terms of tax free sales (foreign sales), after the cities of Helsinki and Lappeenranta. Many wealthy citizens of Russia buy houses, flats and cottages in Finland.

Russian tourists are very important for the region economy. Radio Station "Etelä-Karjalan Radio" conducted a survey of local residents about their attitude to attacks on the Russians at home.

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