The latest on the war in Ukraine and Finland’s move to become part of Nato. Plus: a spying scandal rocks the Spanish government, a senior Catholic cleric is arrested in Hong Kong, and a report from Turin on Eurovision.
Finland wants to join NATO; the country has a long border with Russia and has remained neutral in wartime since WWII.
The White House faces pressure to protect abortion rights nationwide after legislation failed in the US Senate. And Las Vegas faces a series of violent school incidents involving both students and parents.
We discuss the French presidential election debate. Plus: Finnish MPs on Nato membership, an update from the Venice Biennale and the latest theatre news.
Emily Sherwin and Olga Tokariuk discuss the latest on the war in Ukraine. Plus: a look at why Africa is divided on Russia’s invasion, a flick through today’s papers and an interview with the former president of Finland, Tarja Halonen.
Finland is a swimmer’s paradise and residents take to the water year-round. In colder months the practice often involves carving a hole into ice – a demonstration of “sisu”, the unique Finnish concept of fortitude in the face of adversity. Monocle joins journalist Katja Pantzar on an icy dip, to explore the mindset that dates back more than 500 years. Discover more stories and ideas from the region with ‘The Monocle Book of the Nordics’, available now from The Monocle Shop: https://monocle.com/shop/product/2066…
The Nordics are one of the most magical regions in the world! Nordic Landscapes Timelapse | Amazing Landscapes.
The Nordic countries are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic. It includes the sovereign states of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland, and the autonomous region of Åland.
The AirPano team visited the very south part of Lapland, the area of Ruka Ski Resort.
Rukatunturi (Finnish: Ruka) is a 490 metres (1,610 ft) high fell and a ski resort in Kuusamo, Finland. Apart from downhill skiing, there are over 500 km of cross-country skiing tracks. Also snowmobiles can be rented to enjoy some of the area’s 600 km of snowmobile routes (of which 100 km are safari organizers’ private routes). Ruka is also the southern end of the Karhunkierros hiking trail. The total of trails in Ruka and Kuusamo area is: 160 km of hiking trails, 605 km of biking routes, 350 km of classified paddling routes (including class 1–4 whitewater paddling) and 100 km of boating routes.
Filmed and Edited by: Riku Karjalainen
The Winter I Knew is a film about the harsh and yet so beautiful season, that is significantly changing due to climate change. As the Arctic environment is losing its defining features like snow and the cold, cold-adapted animal species are losing their natural habitat and we humans living in the Arctic are losing an essential part of who we are.
In my complementary film, The Winter I Knew – the Story, I share my journey making the main feature and my thoughts on this loss. Coming tomorrow, Monday 22.11.2021. Stay tuned!
Timelapse and video material from this film is available for licensing in 8K and 4K resolutions. Contact me for inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the clips will be updated on my site, stockfootage.fi, in the coming week.
Soundtrack “Nocturne in Paris” by Tony Anderson.
We discuss US intelligence reports suggesting that Russia could be preparing to invade Ukraine. Plus, why the UK is extending a G7 invite to Asean members, and the modernisation of Finnish postal service Posti.
We analyse the public debate between the heads of Japan’s major political parties and look ahead to COP26 in Glasgow. Plus: the future of high-speed rail in Finland.