Risto Ryti

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Ryti, Risto


Born Aug. 3, 1889, in Huittinen; died Oct. 25, 1956, in Helsinki. Finnish political and state figure.

A lawyer by education, Ryti was minister of finance in the periods 1921–22 and 1922–24. He was a leader of the bourgeois Progressive Party of Finland. In 1939 and 1940 he was prime minister of Finland, and from 1940 to 1944, president. He was instrumental in bringing Finland into World War II on the side of fascist Germany against the USSR. In 1946, in a trial of war criminals, a special Finnish court sentenced him to ten years in prison. Ryti was pardoned “for reasons of health” in 1949.

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Reikia suda ryti kompiuterio programa siam informacijos paieskos darbui palengvinti ir pagreitinti.
Jokimas teigia: "klausimus "kaip pagyvinti kul turini gyvenima Lietuvoje, ka reikia da ryti, kad statomi namai butu grazus", galima iskelti greta kitu klausimu, susijusiu su kitu musu kulturos saku pasireiskimu: "ka daryti, kad butu paisomi geri paveikslai, kad butu rasomos geros operos ir kiti teatraliniai veika lai, kad butu rasomos geros knygos ir t.
Those who had been prosecuted for their involvement in the Continuation War had been tried by a Finnish court and sentenced to terms of imprisonment, the longest sentence being passed on ex-president Ryti who was given ten years -- he was however pardoned and released after five years, while another of them, Vaino Tanner wrote his memoirs in prison and was re-elected to parliament after his release.