Finland to limit tourist visas issued to Russians
12 September 2022 | 1:40 pm
Moscow's war in Ukraine has left EU countries debating whether to also sanction ordinary Russians. After Finland announced plans to let far fewer Russian tourists into the country, DW visited a small Finnish border town to gauge the mood.
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