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Red Dawn in Lapland

Red Dawn in Lapland

On the border between Russia and Finland, a band of Finnish soldiers are preparing to defend the country if the Bear decides to charge.

Biking in Lemmenjoki National Park

Biking in Lemmenjoki National Park

A late autumn day in northern Finland is exactly what you'd think; short, dark, and frigid. Nonetheless, the dedicated captain and his boat, the Sanibonani, set a course for Lapland to explore Lemmenjoki National Park by bike. 

Red Dawn in Lapland

Red Dawn in Lapland

Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.

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