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Finland Friday auctioned off scores of vintage albeit ramshackle Soviet-era cars abandoned by asylum-seekers who used them to cross the country's desolate Arctic border from Russia.After Finland banned bicycle crossings in December, and the subzero winter freeze set in, asylum-seekers bought old Soviet cars in Russia and drove them to the border.Soviet-era Volgas and a rusty 1970s Lada station wagon were the main attractions at a vintage car auction held in Salla Friday, a northern town 20 km from the Russian border.A further 1,000 asylum-seekers entered Finland from Russia in the first two months of 2016 before the flow dried up as the countries agreed tighter border security.
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