A group of schoolchildren from the Island of Sado, Japan, spent holidays in Khabarovsk (the centre of the Khabarovsk territory, Far East) at an invitation from the Khabarovsk Union of Societies of Friendship with Foreign Countries.
"From August 6th our delegation stayed at the Ocean health centre with Russian children. We spent some days in Russian families and went for interesting trips on the Amur river and to Bolshe-Khekhtsirsky nature reserve. The children say that they will warmly recollect the holidays, spent in Khabarovsk," a Japanese teacher said.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969