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Armchair Travel - Russia and Finland

Armchair Travel - Russia and Finland
  • What adults travel
  • When Oct 19, 2022 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where Community Room
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 269-945-4263
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Ben Green’s Trip Report: St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and the Last Flight Out of Russia

Ben Green is back after spending the past year uncovering the riches of Europe's Baltics. After several months studying Russian history and politics in St. Petersburg, Ben resettled in Helsinki before moving to a rural town in Finnish Lakeland. Along with stories from his side trips to Vilnius and Riga, Ben shares insights into Russian and Finnish civilization and tells the tale of his exodus on one of the last flights out of St. Petersburg.

Along the way, Ben introduces us to some Finnish treats:


Leipäjuusto with cloudberry jam

Image Credit: By Teemu Rajala - Own work, CC BY 2.5,


Joulutorttus with prune jam filling

Image Credit: By Mysid - Self-taken photo, lighting modified in GIMP., Public Domain,

and Sima, a Finnish Mead.

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