Does it come without the Russian voice over, just with English subtitles?
Can You give me the search words to find it on youtube?
What time epoch is it?
Youtube link?? Would Be so nice
Most countries in Europe have similar texts written during the 1800' during the struggles for a national identity and freedom.
I do not know the state of the Finnish language at that time, but I guess it was supressed by both the Swedes and the Russians, just like the Czech and Moravian languages were by the Austrians?
While Kalevala as a work of art was edited and published by Lönnrot between 1835 and 1849, Finnish epic poetry in trochaic tetrameter was first written down in 1564.
Finnish didn't become the official language alongside Swedish and Russia in Grand Duchy of Finland until 1863.
You can nowadays buy a DVD copy of epic Finnish 1982 mini-series The Iron Age (Rauta-aika) for around 10 from Finnish online stores. The 5.5 hour mini-series comes with English subtitles.