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Details on Geisler Saskia:

RUB Faculty, Institute Geschichtswissenschaft / Osteuropäische Geschichte
Type of Project Field Research
International Research Institution Aleksanteri-Institute Helsinki
Location Helsinki / Kostomuksha, FI
Report I spent two weeks both in Finland and in Russia. In Finland I could introduce my work at the annual Aleksanteri-Conference organized by Aleksanteri-Institute, University of Helsinki. Additionally I could collect further interviews to deepen my understanding of experiences made by Finnish Construction Workers in the Soviet Union during the 1970s. During this trip I could also visit one of the towns built by Finns in Russia, just across the border and collected more interviews here, this time getting an insight into the then-Soviet view of the Finnish workers. Thus I was able to combine scientific networking with field research and am very happy and grateful that IRB enabled me to do so.
Cooperation Partner www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english/

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