Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Hufvudstadsbladet (abbr. Hbl) is the highest-circulation Swedish-language newspaper in Finland. Its headquarters are located in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The name of the newspaper translates approximately into "The Capital City Newspaper", hufvudstad (modern spelling huvudstad) being 19th century Swedish for capital. The newspaper is informally also called Husis or Höblan.

Hufvudstadsbladet was founded by August Schauman in 1864, and the first edition was published on 5 December the same year. During the late 19th century, the paper was the highest-circulation newspaper in Finland.*


And why am I telling you this? Because said newspaper actively follows Russian events (adding a fair amount of news from the CIS). This, my dear friends, makes the coffee breaks at work a lot more interesting for a lover of all things Russian.




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