representative of the Public chamber of Russia Sergey Ordzhonikidze commented on the statement of Senator Alexei Pushkov about the fate of Karelia during the Soviet era. According to Ordzhonikidze, Finland did not have chances of getting Karelia.
Earlier, the head of the Commission of the Federation Council on information policy, wrote on Twitter that “under Gorbachev the liberal part of the Politburo were willing to give Finland Karelia” – at least, so say in Finland.
According to Pushkov, this development was highly likely, and the current amendments to the Constitution, for or against whom the Russians will vote by “exclude this possibility”.
Commenting on these statements, Ordzhonikidze said that “the transfer of the territories to any other country in history was possible only through war.”
“I don’t think any of our territory to a foreign state would meet the support of the people”, – quotes the member of the OP RIA Novosti.
In his opinion, any of the leaders of the Soviet Union or Russia that would dare to give a particular territory of another country, “would risk his office.” Quoting Soviet foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, Ordzhonikidze said that “the extra land we have.”
“The worst thing is the precedent: today you gave the Finns of Karelia, tomorrow the Japanese will ask you the island,” concluded Ordzhonikidze.
As previously reported, former Finnish diplomat, doctor of political science and writer and documentarian Yucca Seppanen stated that the Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev was ready to start with Finland negotiating the transfer of Karelia. This was written by the Finnish media, citing a new book Seppinen.
At the Gorbachev Fund statements diplomat called a lie. According to Fund Manager, Pavel Palazhchenko, the transmission of Karelia with the Finnish side was never discussed.