Migrant Tales publishes on and off Finnish tabloid ads* (lööppi in Finnish) from the 1990s. Taking into account that Finland’s immigrant population started to grow during that decade, it is easy at least through some of the main stories of tabloids like Ilta-Sanomat and Iltalehti to see how some of them reflected our xenophobic, prejudiced, racist or anti-Russian views.
This particular tabloid ad reads in bold letters: A Finnish man’s leg broken by Russians at a brothel in Kotka.
Anti-Russian views were common expressed on tabloid billboards. If it wasn’t the Russian mafia that kidnapped you or robbed you in Russia, Finnish men were in danger of getting their legs broken at houses of ill repute operated by Russians in their country.
*Migration Institute archive.