Recently Finland and Sweden have signed a historic agreement with Britain under which countries will help each other in the event of Russian attack. There is a long land border between Russia and Finland. Finland being a dangerous neighbour, followed a neutral policy for a long time but the attack on Ukraine changed all the equations. Long before the start of the Russo-Ukraine War, Sanaa Marine said in her New Year’s address that Finland had the right to join NATO and should consider it. Russian media described it as a ‘stab in the back’.
Sana Marine’s childhood was full of challenges
Marine was known till now to be the youngest PM, handsome politician and developing policies but the Russian crisis has shown a steely face of him to the world. The childhood of the Prime Minister of a country with a population of 55 lakhs was full of troubles. He was raised by his mother who lived separately from her alcoholic husband. His mother’s next partner was also a woman, so Marine’s childhood was spent among women. This family of three women faced serious financial challenges due to which Sana Marine was forced to take up a job at a young age. Sometimes she worked in a bakery and sometimes distributed magazines.
Decided to join politics while studying
Successes were missing from Sana Marine’s childhood. One of her teachers told the BBC that she was an ‘average’ student. In the last year of her studies, she met Marcus Raikkonen, a professional football player. The two dated each other for 16 years and got married in 2020. Graduating in 2004 at the age of 19, Sana got admission in Tampere University where she studied administrative science. During his studies, he realized that his hard work should not only work for him but also for others, especially the poor and women, and this was the moment when he decided to enter politics.
Political career started with defeat
She joined the Social Democrats Party in 2006 and served as the party’s Vice President from 2010 to 2012. The Marines’ entry into active politics began with defeat. She was defeated in the Tampere City Council election at the age of 22. In 2015, she reached the Parliament of Finland after being elected from Pirkanama. In 2019, he also won the second election and this time he was given the responsibility of the Minister of Transport and Communications.
Prime Minister of ‘Instagram Generation’
Sana Marin, known as the Prime Minister of the ‘Instagram Generation’, posts pictures of her cooking with her baby on Instagram. Shortly after coming to power in 2020, he got a photoshoot done for a magazine in which he was not wearing anything under a jacket. Instead of having a negative effect on his image, the fans liked his style very much.
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War mastermind Putin
Now they are facing a whole new crisis. In front of them is an aggressive Putin who specializes in laying the chessboard for war. Putin does not care for international law, nor does he fear sanctions or international courts. After being neutral for a long time, now a decision by Sana Marine has stirred Russia. Russia has warned after the announcement of the Marines and said that Moscow may be forced into ‘military action’. Finland is already at risk of stopping gas and electricity supplies from Russia.
Enemy’s strength was guessed but decided
The danger is that Russia may attack Finland. However, this is unlikely at the moment because Putin’s army is fighting in Ukraine. But if not today or tomorrow this war will end and Putin does not forget his enemies. Finland shares an 800-mile border with Russia. In such a situation, if a war happens, it will be very disastrous. Sana Marine not only knows the strength of her enemy very well, but is also seeing her example in Ukraine, even after this she has made her decision.