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During the past few decades, the collapse of the Soviet Union, coupled with soaring Finnish prosperity, further reduced tensions, especially for young urbanites in Helsinki.

Draped over it was a replica of a makeshift tent, providing what would have been just enough headroom for a soldier, his knees crammed against the hard, frigid ground.

Extending through the top of the shelter was a tin pipe about 18 inches around—the chimney for a fire.

Before I connected with the Jaeger Brigade, I spent time with a group of military buffs dedicated to memorializing this event—the Winter War, a 105-day conflict between Finland and the Soviet Union that took place over the winter of 1939–40.