Muslims in the Finnish Army

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Muslims in the Finnish Army

Post by Laurance.Robinson » 10 Oct 2018 15:31

I was visiting Tampere today and came across two graves which state the people fell during the Continuation War.

The stones had Arabic writing and was in the line with other Arabic gravestones.
I am wondering where can I find more information on Muslim soldiers serving with Finnish Forces.

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Re: Muslims in the Finnish Army

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Re: Muslims in the Finnish Army

Post by Juha Tompuri » 10 Oct 2018 16:34

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Memorial for the fallen Tatar soldiers from 1987
More than 150 Tatars served either in the Finnish Army or at the Civil Defence duties during 1939-45
Ten of then lost their lives.
https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-8222183

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Re: Muslims in the Finnish Army

Post by Laurance.Robinson » 13 Oct 2018 20:45

Once again Juha, I really am grateful for your help.

Thanks,

Laurance

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Re: Muslims in the Finnish Army

Post by Juha Tompuri » 21 Oct 2018 21:07

Thanks Laurance!

With help from Forum member veeteetee, here some additional info:

A Russian Tatar POW from Kazan being interviewed in Tatar by interpreter Haider Asis
Image SA-photo 37685

Image SA-photo 36900

Also:
ТАТАРСКАЯ ДИАСПОРА ФИНЛЯНДИИ: ВОПРОСЫ ИНТЕГРАЦИИ И СОХРАНЕНИЯ ИДЕНТИЧНОСТИ (TATAR DIASPORA OF FINLAND: ISSUES OF INTEGRATION AND PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY, JT) by Ramil Belyaev
http://www.academia.edu/37471568/%D0%A2 ... 0%A2%D0%98
Online translation in to English works quite well

Regards, Juha

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Re: Muslims in the Finnish Army

Post by Laurance.Robinson » 20 Nov 2018 20:01

Juha Tompuri wrote:
21 Oct 2018 21:07
Thanks Laurance!

With help from Forum member veeteetee, here some additional info:

A Russian Tatar POW from Kazan being interviewed in Tatar by interpreter Haider Asis
Image SA-photo 37685

Image SA-photo 36900

Also:
ТАТАРСКАЯ ДИАСПОРА ФИНЛЯНДИИ: ВОПРОСЫ ИНТЕГРАЦИИ И СОХРАНЕНИЯ ИДЕНТИЧНОСТИ (TATAR DIASPORA OF FINLAND: ISSUES OF INTEGRATION AND PRESERVATION OF IDENTITY, JT) by Ramil Belyaev
http://www.academia.edu/37471568/%D0%A2 ... 0%A2%D0%98
Online translation in to English works quite well

Regards, Juha
Brilliant.

Will enjoy getting together the information for a blog post.

Always grateful.

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