The Ethnopolitical Component of the Finnish Occupation Authorities’ Print Propaganda in Karelia in 1941–1944

  • Arina Tanana Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of Cultural History and Architecture
Keywords: World War II, East Karelia, occupation, ethnic politics, print propaganda, newspapers


The paper discusses the ethno-political aspects of the Finnish military administration policy in occupied Karelia in 1941–1944, which was reflected in newspapers. The materials of the periodicals were aimed at forming an idea of the historical and cultural unity of the East Karelia’ and Finland’ population. The result of this activity should have been education of “true” citizens of The Great Finland from “kindred peoples” (i.e. aboriginal persons).