Inkeri-seura (Association of Ingrian Finns) was founded by the community of Ingrian Finns, who lived in Finland before World War II. The society had existed up to the beginning of the 1990s, but due to a decrease of the number of its members it was officially closed. In 2008 the society was re-established by Ingrian Finns who had migrated to Finland in the 1990s. The society (it's new name Association of Ingrian Finns of Helsinki region) is the member of SuomenInkeri-Liitto (Ingrian Finns’ Organisation of Finland). InkerinViesti is a printing press magazine of the society.

STAEC partners meeting in Brussels


altThe last partner meeting is over. Brussels took a big group of seniors. As a leader, of course, Toivo Tupin and he was supported by Galina Hanina. Seniors also joined this trip to Amstedam. 1.6.2013 we had last spring meeting of Karelia- house. Seniors were very grateful that they were offered the opportunity to get to know other Russian speakers living in European countries. For many, it was the first trip outside of Finland.

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One of the senior group left the partner meeting in Brussels and the second Kisakeskus. In Kisakeskus seniors spent five days. The days were filled with the program. Fortunately, the weather in Finland were comfortable and warm, so it was wonderful to have a beautiful outdoor scenery. Kisakeskus is located near the Tammisaari-town. It is on the banks of a beautiful lake. Senior citizens, who have come from Karelia, said that they felt that the native landscape. 

Promoters was five. After five days, the participants kuntoilivat, listened to lectures, sang, and walked to the lake scenery. Alexander Kekkonen told us about the event and others were interested in this opportunity to get this type to rehabilitation.

Visiting Ateneum


Seniors made ​​the trip Athenaeum, Museum of Fine Arts and became acquainted with Eero Järnefelt production in April. 

Eero Erik Nikolai Järnefelt (8 November 1863 – 15 November 1937) was a Finnish realist painter.

Järnefelt was born in ViipuriFinland. His father August Aleksander Järnefelt was an officer in the Russian army and his mother was Elisabeth Järnefelt (née Clodt von Jürgensburg). He studied at the St. Petersburg art academy between 1883 and 1885, the same school at which Albert Edelfelt had studied. Eero Järnefelt's sister Aino Järnefelt married composer Jean Sibelius in 1892,

Eero Järnefelt's sisters and brothers were KasperArvidAino Ellida, Ellen, Armas, Hilja and Sigrid.

He went to study in Paris in 1886, where he became friends with Akseli Gallen-KallelaEmil Wikström and Louis Sparre. He was inspired by the plein-air and naturalistic paintings of Jules Bastien-Lepage

On a trip to Keuruu in 1889, he met actress Saimi Swan. They were married in 1890.

His most famous painting is probably The Wage Slaves (Raatajat rahanalaiset or Kaski, from 1893, External link), depicting slash-and-burn agriculture.

Eero Järnefelt was especially inspired by nature in the Koli area, nowadays Koli National Park. Together with A.W. Finch and Ilmari Aalto, he painted a large scene of Koli in 1911. It can be seen in the restaurant of Helsinki railway station.

Järnefelt died in Helsinki.




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Karjalankatu 1
00690 Helsinki