LKS 20240114 ... Closed Vaalimaa border check point between Finland and Russia in Virolahti, Finland on Sunday, 14th January, 2024. Finnish government decided last Thursday that Finland's Eastern border with Russia will remain closed until February 11th. Finland shut all eight checkpoints along its Eastern frontier with Russia in December, amid suspicions that Russian authorities were deliberately funneling undocumented asylum seekers to Finnish crossings., LEHTIKUVA / LAURI HEINO