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Kekkonen

Urho . (1900--86), Finnish statesman; president (1956--81)
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Einst zahlten Urho Kekkonen, Kustaa Vikuna und Lauri Posti zu den Mitgliedern.
On the other hand, there are also three conservation areas--the Hammastunturi and Tsarmitunturi wilderness areas and a small part of the Urho Kekkonen National Park--where reindeer herding is allowed.
29) The support of President Urho Kekkonen was important to this program.
Up until the Second World War nationalist movements, such as the Academic Karelia Society (which advocated a 'Greater Finland' encompassing all the areas, including those of the USSR, where Finnic languages were spoken and of which the future president Urho Kekkonen was a member), were influential among the Finnish elite.
In the 1950s Finnish Prime Minister Urho Kekkonen saw Sweden as a potential path towards reaching the horizon of expectations.
President Urho Kekkonen of Finland had a close relationship with the Soviet leadership, which the Nixon administration found useful when the Finnish President visited Washington.
In counterpoint to Toren's effortlessness was the bewildering Frida Hultcrantz, singing the Finnish national anthem while lying atop the tomb of the country's former president, Urho Kekkonen, and wearing just undies and a fur coat.
On 6 December 1980, President of the Republic Urho Kekkonen promoted Ehrnrooth to the very rare rank of General of the Infantry, becoming only the 20th officer in independent Finland (since 1917) to be commended in this way.
Raimo Vayrynen, department of government and international studies, University of Notre Dame, received the 1999 Urho Kekkonen Prize for "sustained contributions to international relations.
The assistant vice minister for foreign affairs of the Soviet Union was arriving soon to host a dinner for Urho Kekkonen, the president of the republic, and for the government of the country, a large number of officials, and a horde of Russian embassy flies and spies.
The party secretary also reminded the centre party that the social democrats have previously supported the centre party's presidents Kyosti Kallio and Urho Kekkonen.
Urho Kekkonen, Finnish president for twenty-five years to 1981, was to lead a small country living in the shadow of a powerful and imperialist neighbour.