University terminates contract with Lassi Heininen over Moscow visit,

“We have clear instructions not to do this kind of cooperation or tours. He has not been in contact with the faculty about going [to Russia] or what he would be doing there,” said Merja Laitinen, dean of the Faculty of Social Science of the University of Lapland to the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.

It was in the first week of March Heininen traveled to Moscow for Russia’s major Arctic event this year.

“…these kind of gatherings are so important in order to improve, we need this kind of cooperation, and that kind of approach, where we do things together in stead of doing things alone,” Heininen said in a video-interview published by the organizers on YouTube. Läs artikel