This district lies north and east of the coastal plain toward the Russian border.
However, socialist versus nonsocialist affiliations are more meaningful at the political level.
Despite these distinctions, most citizens strongly believe that they share a common culture and heritage. Finland is bordered on the east by Russia, on the south by the Gulf of Finland and Estonia, on the west by the Gulf of Bothnia and Sweden, and on the north and northwest by Norway.
In 2009, he took his current position as Professor of Psychology in Hamburg.
Winfried Menninghaus is director of the Department of Language and Literature of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (Frankfurt am Main).
He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and has worked as a visiting Professor at the universities of Jerusalem, Berkeley, Yale, Princeton, Rice, and the EHESS Paris.