FINLAND: There Shall Be No Night

Forthright Professor Artturi Virtanen, Finland's Nobel Prizewinner (1945) in chemistry, broke the long silence of his country's intelligentsia. In Stockholm for scientific talks, he set all Scandinavia agog by bluntly telling a Communist newsman:

"I am very critically minded as far as the Soviet Union is concerned. As long as the Russians think it is right to conquer a neighbor's territory, such as Karelia [once Finnish], but do not permit Germany to make conquests, I cannot collaborate with them. One cannot treat the matter as if nothing has happened, and I'll have nothing to do with the Soviet Union."

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