Mauno Koivisto

Mauno Koivisto (1923–2017) served as President of the Republic of Finland for two consecutive terms from 1982 to 1994. Prior to that, he was Prime Minister from 1968 to 1970 and again from 1979 to 1982. Koivisto started studying Russian in the early 1950s, and Russian studies remained a lifelong interest of his.