He was born in a region of Finland that was ultimately ceded to Russia in 1944. I found this medal on eBay recently and bought it for no particular reason. Kakisalmi was also ceded and I'm sure there is some interesting history behind this particular medal, other than 50 years later. 80 mm and 364 grams. Had to use my cell phone camera as it far exceeded my 'real' camera's set up. From the same seller I also picked up this one. Again, no particular reason other than it 'spoke' to me. Rasanen was know for making many multipart medals. This one has three sections which nest together. I'm calling them an obverse section/piece, the reverse section/piece, plus a third that nests inside. The third one is (for lack of a more PC or better way to describe it) 'male' on both sides. The inner aspect of both the obverse and reverse pieces are 'female', so the inner one can rest either direction. I have no idea if this is clear at all. Normal Obverse/Reverse shot (again with the camera, but this is because the medal is so thick my camera set up is useless as I don't photo stack). And an attempt to show the medal. This one could use the video treatment but I haven't gone there yet. A little busy, but hopefully (?) helpful: I'll try and upload my other examples. So can you tell he was a sculptor?