Tuija Saarinen, PhD, is a researcher in the project of Writing Cultures and Traditions at Borders at the Karelian Institute at the University of Eastern Finland. In her current research, she is examining various texts in Finnish popular magazines. These texts illustrate political and cultural situations about the Soviet Union, its citizens, and furthermore how the relationship between Finns and the Soviet Union has been depicted in these texts both on the individual and in social relationships during the Cold War period.