OREANDA-NEWS. After the publication of documents declassified in Russia about Finnish concentration camps during the occupation of Karelia, Finland requested access to the archives of the Federal Security Service (FSB) connected with the Second World War. This was reported on April 21 by RIA Novosti news agency with reference to a statement by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

“Finland is strongly committed to providing access to all archive materials to researchers and anyone interested in this, in order to help a common discussion on these issues. This also refers to materials related to prisoners of war and civilians. A lot of scientific research has been published on these issues,” the message reads.

The Ministry representatives believe that historians should study the documents, while the state authorities should try to provide guarantees that the discussion will be held in an open and free environment.