Finland was part of the Russian empire for 108 years, from 1809 until 1917 and now it appears Putin wants it back.
Russian military drills near Finland have provoked concern that northern Europe may be the next focus of Moscow's seemingly renewed appetite for redrawing its borders.
Troops and jet fighters from all four military regions of Russia were deployed Sunday about 150 miles east of the Finnish border, according to the English-language newspaper Finnbay. The Russian defense ministry said in a statement that the exercises were pre-planned and that more than 50 fighter pilots took part.
The people of Helsinki are nervous. What Putin is doing is sending shock waves through Europe.
Meanwhile, you can count on Barack Obama to send Putin another sternly worded warning as John Kerry tries to find the Finland on the map.