It is noted that the decision was also influenced by an audit conducted by Heikki Halila, professor of civil law at the University of Helsinki.

He concluded that there was no legal basis for closure.

According to local laws, private schools themselves have the right to decide how to operate - prohibitions by city authorities can be regarded as an abuse of power.

Finnish journalist Kosti Heiskanen, in a conversation with RT, called the reversal of the decision to close schools one of the important victories in the fight against Finland’s Russophobic policies.

Earlier it was reported that in a number of Finnish cities bordering Russia, schools for Russians could be closed.