Window to the West: Memories of Watching Finnish Television in Estonia During The Soviet Period

Annika Lepp, Mervi Pantti


This study is concerned with the memories of Estonians of watching Finnish television during the last decades of the Soviet occupation. We will look at the practices of watching Finnish television in Soviet Estonia and the meanings attributed to it. Finnish television took North-Estonians into a colourful world of consumption and entertainment, while at the same time educating them about Western values and encouraging them to dream a better future.


Remembering; Finnish television; Estonian viewers

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