The story of the formation of the Finnish Republic and its independence from Russia.

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Cast

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Vladimir Tatosov
Igor Dmitriev ...
Bontsh-Brujevitsh
Margarita Terekhova ...
Antonina Shuranova ...
Leonhard Merzin ...
Jukka Rahja
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Bochazhnikov
Leonid Nevedomsky ...
Mikhail Pokrovsky
Aleksey Eybozhenko ...
Viktor Krylenko
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Pyatakov
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Yrjö Tähtelä ...
Yrjö Pavloff ...
Gustaf Idman (as Yrjö Paulo)
Esa Saario ...
Kullervo Manner
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Film is based on the facts of history about the declaration of independence of the Republic of Finland from Russia. The Grand Duchy of Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire until 1917, when the Russian revolution caused the fall of the Empire. On December 6, 1917 Finland declared it's independence. The people of Finland sent an omnipotent delegation to meet with Lenin and the Bolsheviks. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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This Soviet propaganda film was removed from all Soviet theaters due to wide public boycott. See more »

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Lenin: [after signing the affirmation of independence] Well, are you now pleased?
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud: [shakes hand with Lenin] Very pleased.
Lenin: Oh, Two minutes to midnight. What else can you say than happy new year 1918 and repeat what you wrote on your requisition: 'Nature has made our nations neighbor countries. We hope that friendship and mutual respect remains forever.'
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Finlandia
Composed by Jean Sibelius
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