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PHJ No 3 (35) 2022 – А. А. Komarov. The Soviet Union and Finland’s aspirations for neutrality

After World War II Finland started to promote actively the idea of its neutrality. In this way the Finnish political class tried to enhance its profile on the international arena and distance itself from the military clauses of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual assistance signed by the USSR and Finland on April 6, 1948. The article examines the history of Soviet attitudes towards Finland’s desire to position itself as a neutral country.