The Mission Finland project (2020–2024) examines the US, the UK and the Soviet cultural operations in Finland during the Cold War period, 1945–1991. We explore how foreign states attempted to have an impact on Finns and Finnish society by sending artistic tours, organizing exhibitions and trying to influence media agendas. The project aims at creating a big picture of cultural Cold War in Finland, a Northern part of a global phenomenon.
The new interpretation and results of the project will widen the public knowledge of the cultural Cold War and will provide tools for understanding the legacies of Cold War cultural diplomacy and propaganda, and how they still influence in information and hybrid warfare today. The project utilizes archival records, media materials, oral history interviews and visual materials.