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    Prosecutors in the northwestern Russian republic of Karelia have filed a suit against a resident of Petrozavodsk for distributing leaflets calling for the return of Russia's northern borderlands to Finland.

    Prosecutors in the northwestern Russian republic of Karelia have filed a suit against a resident of Petrozavodsk for distributing leaflets calling for the return of Russia's northern borderlands to Finland.

    The prosecutors said in a statement that a 47-year-old man is facing charges of extremism for printing scores of leaflets and then distributing them in the Karelian town of Sortavala earlier this year.

    The leaflets contained calls for land near the Finnish border in the republic of Karelia and the Murmansk and Leningrad regions that was annexed by the Soviet Union during World War II to be returned to Finland.

    The name of the accused was not revealed.

    PETROZAVODSK, June 28 (RIA Novosti) 

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