Finland and Russia: a history of trade should include 21st century innovation

Helsinki would never have a Louis Vuitton shop without so many tourists from Russia, one of the editors of the Talouselämä, the Finnish economic weekly, told me when I visited the newsroom.

It might be an exaggeration to say that the luxury bag retailer arrived in Finland’s capital just because of thousands of Russian tourists, but according to a 2011 report by the Association of Fashion ...  (continue reading)