It purports to be a celebration of Finland, a country that is overlooked when travelling abroad as "a poor second to Belgium", despite the fact that it "has it all" with lofty mountains and tall trees and pleasures including: pony trekking, camping or "just watching TV". In reality "mountains so lofty" are not characteristic of Finland as the Scandinavian Mountains only just touch the northwesternmost corner of the country.
Palin gave an impromptu rendition of the song while travelling through Finland for the 1992 travel documentary Pole to Pole.
Iran’s Navy chief Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has described the sailing of Iranian ships to the Gulf of Finland, the easternmost arm of the Baltic Sea, as “a historic event.” ... The presence of Sahand and Makran in the Gulf of Finland is “a historic event,” Khanzadi said.
However, since securing the Olympic berth, there was a long gap between the event in South Africa and his next competitive challenge ... This was followed by a third-place finish in the KuortaneGames in Finland with a throw of 86.79, but later pulled out of the next event, a WorldAthletics silver-level event in Switzerland, owing to fatigue.
The annual event is a national holiday celebrated on the last Sunday of July and sees the superpower show off its latest state-of-the-art warships, weaponry and aircraft ... Submarines, missile ships and minesweepers - along with fighter jets - were all seen taking part in rehearsals in the Gulf of Finland today.
Tvesa Malik continued to knock on the doors of a breakthrough win even as she registered a career-best Tied-second place finish in the Gant Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour. Carrying on the good summer run for Indian women, Diksha Dagar, part of the winning team at Aramco Ladies Team event, finished Tied-fourth in Turku, Finland... ....
Scotland’s Michele Thomson said her father is “doing really well” after suffering a heart attack while caddying for her during a tournament in Finland... *Update* – I retired yesterday at the @LETgolf event in Finland ... ❤️ ... .