Ilta-Sanomat tabloid ad (lööppi) from June 2, 1993

by , under Enrique

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 and racist views.

Reinforcing the perception that the only good matter that rises from the east is the sun, Ilta-Sanomat claims in bold letters a Finnish man got more than he bargained: killers for an Estonian woman.

During the Soviet days, Estonia was a place where Finnish men went to drink and fool around with the local women.

*Migration Institute archive.

  1. Farang

    What are you trying to say with this? Have you once again translated something totally wrong and then made your own conclusion? Atleast the fact that you use word “for” in your translation indicates that. Correct translation would be “Killers came instead of Estonian wife”.