On January 19, 2020, in Jäppilä near Pieksämäki, Finland, journalist Aki Hietala held a presentation of his book, Sortavalasta Sortavalaan (“From Sortavala to Sortavala”) telling about the life and ministry of Rev. Antero Paananen in Sortavala, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation. The attendance included church members from the Church of Ingria congregation in Sortavala and more than 130 other guests including people who had participated in constructing the congregational building in Sortavala. Everyone enjoyed a warm and welcoming atmosphere during the presentation which was followed by a charity dinner where donations were collected for the Lutheran church in Sortavala.
Sortavalasta Sortavalaan is available in Pieksämäki bookstores. The church in Sortavala received it as a gift as Rev. Antero Paananen personally gave a copy of it to Rev. Andrei Antonov, the pastor of the church.