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President Niinistö presses Putin on ‘poisoned’ opposition activist Navalny, Belarus

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö had what his office describes as "a long phone call" with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. "The Presidents discussed opportunities to settle...

Analysis: low energy presidents give lacklustre performance on camera

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a reputation for keeping his international hosts waiting, and Sauli Niinistö has a habit of avoiding direct answers to journalists' questions. So...

President Niinistö Heads To Sochi For Talks With Putin

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö is heading to Russia today for talks with Vladimir Putin. The pair will meet in the Black Sea city of Sochi -...

How The ‘Fake News Media’ Prepared To Cover Helsinki’s Summit Circus

When President Niinistö's office announced that a summit between Russia and America would be held in Helsinki, it sparked a mad dash from more...

Summit Day: Security, Transport & Timetables

As Helsinki sizzles in summer temperatures north of +25C, parts of the capital are no-go areas today for tourists and local residents alike. If you're...

Don’t Call It A Protest: Rally Draws Thousands To Helsinki Streets

Several thousand people took to the streets of Helsinki today, ahead of a planned meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Police estimate some 2000...

President Niinistö Calls Vladimir Putin Over UK Nerve Agent Attack

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to talk about the recent nerve agent attack in England. According to a statement...