Lake Saimaa, Finland - 8 February 2013
1. Mid of snowmobile coming towards camera
2. Close up of man riding on snowmobile
3. Wide of snowmobile on frozen Lake Saimaa
4. Tilt down of construction site for new shopping mall
5. Various of workmen on building site
Helsinki, Finland - 1 February 2013
6. Mid of Finland's Minister for International Trade, Alex Stubb, walking into office
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Alex Stubb, Finnish Minister for International Trade:
"My message is 'be open'. The Russian consumer is like any consumer. Russians are, at the end of the day, especially in these neck of the woods, very European. If you look at Russians coming from Moscow or St Petersburg, they are by definition, in my mind, nowadays European. Negotiating with Russians is always a challenge, but business negotiations are always tough. Russia is opening up. Russia has just joined the WTO (World Trade Organisation). It's not going to go without any problems. But nevertheless, we're seeing a Russia that is working more closely with the West. So be open, be liberal and let the Russian consumer in. And reciprocate."
Lappeenranta, Finland - 7 February 2013
8. Pan of exterior of Cytomed factory and production facility
9. Close of steam rising from outlet and icicles hanging from roof
10. Tilt down of factory interior, showing pipes and machinery
11. Close up of dial
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Julia Wolkoff CEO of Cytomed Pharmaceuticals:
"I think Finland, it was because it was so close to Russia. And with Finland it is the possibility to make products in EU (European Union) GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) conditions. And it is the possibility for Russian owners to produce EU GMP products and then in the future they can, I think, sell these products in EU markets too."
13. Pan of laboratory interior
14. Close up of chemicals sitting on workbench
15. Zoom in of laboratory equipment
Lappeenranta, Finland - 8 February 2013
16. Pan of Lappeenranta Mayor, Kimmo Jarva, walking into office
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Kimmo Jarva, Mayor of Lappeenranta:
"It's very important work for us, we think that when we look around we've got 8 (m) million people living about 200 kilometre circle from Lappeenranta. Helsinki is as near as St Petersburg, which is much bigger of course."
18. Various of Jarva working at his desk
Lake Saimaa, Finland - 8 February 2013
19. Mid of Russian tourists riding on reindeer sleigh
20. Close up of reindeer
For thousands of Russians each day, the Finnish province of South Karelia is their first stop in Finland.
Their holiday habits - as well as substantial two-way investment - are helping to fuel an economic boom in the region and buck the trend of many eurozone countries.
Lake Saimaa, near the city of Lappeenranta, is part of the attraction. A luxury resort has sprung up on the lakeshore and now construction is underway on thousands more bedrooms, a shopping mall, and soon a nearby IKEA superstore.
The influx of visitors, high spending tax-free tourists on day trips and the growing amount of cross-border investment between the two countries means the unemployment rate in South Karelia stood at 5-point-8 per cent at the end of 2012, according to Finnish government statistics.
That's down 2.7 percent from the previous year and about half the eurozone average.
Finland's Minister for International Trade, Alex Stubb, says that other EU countries should "be open" when dealing with Russia.
"Negotiating with Russians is always a challenge, but business negotiations are always tough," says Stubb, who also holds the cabinet portfolio of Minister for EU Affairs.
President Niinisto will also attend a trade fair in the Russian capital to promote Finnish products.
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