Vitali Dobrinin





At the vicarage in Kianta, presently Suomussalmi, Lönnrot was a regular guest. He spent many a night there both on his business and field trips for collecting poems. The host of the vicarage at that time, the vicar Carl Saxa helped Lönnrot with his newspaper work by doing translations from Swedish into Finnish and also by writing stories himself for the papers edited by his friend.