Russian tourists buy expensive deluxe alcoholic drinks from Finland -- Helsingin Sanomat - International Edition - Home -
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"Cognac and champagne, in particular, find their way across the eastern border. Norwegians, in turn, are less picky: they visit the Alko outlets in Northern Finland to buy all sorts of booze."
"The Russians come to Finland to purchase perishable goods such as vegetable oil, fish products, tea, instant coffee granules, cheeses, baby food, nappies, butter, and detergents. The Russians also like to buy consumer goods such as clothes and shoes from Finland. The two product groups that the Finns mostly buy from Russia are fuel and tobacco products. As we noted in an earlier article, a very large proportion of the cigarettes smoked in the south-east of the country carry Russian-language health warnings."
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