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Russia responds to seizure of state property in Finland

RT | April 19, 2023

The Russian Embassy in Finland has demanded an explanation after restrictions were placed on Russian state property in Helsinki.

“A demand has been lodged to the Finnish Foreign Ministry to explain how the actions of the bailiffs are compatible with the norms of international law about the immunity of the property of a (foreign) state,” the embassy said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to Russian officials, the Finnish authorities cited EU sanctions when they imposed restrictions on the Russian Science and Culture Center building, the surrounding plot of land, and the apartments of diplomats who work there.

The Helsingin Sanomat newspaper reported on Tuesday that Finland’s debt recovery agency placed temporary restrictions on the Russian building a week ago at the request of the Finnish Foreign Ministry. Officials now have three weeks to determine if the property can be linked to blacklisted individuals or entities. The injunction forbids the owner from making deals involving the real estate.

The newspaper added that the seven apartments in question are owned by Rossotrudnichestvo, a Russian federal agency for foreign cooperation which was blacklisted by the EU last year.

Last month, the Finnish authorities froze the Russian Science and Culture Center’s account at national bank Nordea, TV channel YLE said.

The EU, together with the US and Britain, has imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine. The Kremlin has argued that the sanctions are illegal, while the Russian Foreign Ministry has likened the freezing of assets abroad to theft.

April 19, 2023 - Posted by | Russophobia |


  1. Were sanctions imposed on the United States for invading Iraq based on reports falsely accusing Saddam Hussein of harboring WMD? Turns out it was a big fat lie spread by Tony Blair and that idiot savant W. Bush! Both knew the truth and yet they invaded anyway.
    And what about Obama and Hilary Clinton? These two ordered a NO FLY ZONE over Libya while arming al-Qaeda-affiliated groups that eventually overthrew and murdered Gadaffi. Lybia is now a failed state run by warring tribes. Even more deadly, the 2 decades-long Vietnam War took 3.1 million Vietnamese on both sides during the US occupation together with 58,200 Americans. Eight of whom were from my unit in Phu Bai and half of them worked or lived next to me when I was there.
    One million Iraqis were killed along with 6000 Americans.
    War in Afghanistan claimed 70,000 civilians together with 2500 Americans.
    If killing approximately 4 million human beings doesn’t warrant sanctions or at least accountability, tell me, what does?

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | April 19, 2023 | Reply

    • Great comment. I’d add — my personal passion — What about the millions of Palestinian Muslims and Christians who have suffered and died for decades due to the machinations of (writ large) colonialism that currently has its locus in military/political Zionism practiced by the so-called “chosen people” and their godless ideology that has corrupted observant Judaism irreparably…aided and abetted principally/reflexively by the colonial USA plus its fawning/complicit client states?


      Comment by roberthstiver | April 19, 2023 | Reply

  2. WTH? WTF? All this sh*t that’s going on…I believe that we are witnessing the death knell of the Colonial West and hope that Russian-Chinese multipolar activity will swing the arc of civilization in a positive direction for the mass of humanity living (sic) in “quiet desperation”…but who the hell am I?


    Comment by roberthstiver | April 19, 2023 | Reply

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