The first association that comes from Finland - a 1st place ranking in the list «The world's best countries» magazine Newsweek. The country received its independence in 1917, today affects their level of development and high living standards.
As a music lover, I am fond childhood Finnish music and performers, I especially like the bands were Bomfunk MC's, Rasmus and HIM. I also really like the Finnish landscape, nature Finland. Association with the "Finnish sauna" for some reason there is least J.
History of Finland and Ukraine largely similar. We also tried to create our own state in 1917, but then we managed to do it in a very short period of time. After the second attempt - in 1991 - we finally proclaimed independence, but to truly build a unified state has only now.
Unfortunately, we do this by paying a very high price - the lives of patriots of our country in the war with neighboring big empire that has many times more and better equipped army. The same happened with Finland in 1939. Finnish-Soviet or Soviet Winter War of Finland is now almost to detail is reproduced in Ukraine called, for some reason, the "new" and "hybrid".
Both military conflict between Russia did not declare war, while creating a puppet "People's Republic" and fake "people's army" which fought on behalf of the Russian regular troops. In both conflicts loss of Russian aggressors at times the loss of defense. In both conflicts vain hope for international military assistance.
But history shows that justice in any case triumphs. Finland survived, renewed and achieved rapid development in the economy and in cultural and humanitarian spheres. It has one of the highest standards of living in the world. Her music - world famous. Corporation "Nokia", based in Finland, is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones. Finland leads the way as in the development of the Internet.
Today, Finland ranks 1st in the ranking of press freedom in the world according to the annual report of the World Press freedom-2014 international organization "Reporters without borders". At the time when Ukraine is only on 127 positions. We, Ukrainian, have much to learn from the Finns.
An example of this small northern country gives us optimism. I am convinced that Ukraine will win, and this time steadily approaching!
Dmytro Sinchenko, National Initiative "Rukh Derzhavotvortsiv" (Movement of State Creators)