Was Finland an Ally in world war 1?

Finland was not participating WW 1. Finland was part of Russia (Grand Dutchy of Finland) enjoying wide autonomy during first years of WW 1. Finland was declared independent in 1917. Finland was not spared from turmoil though. There was a civil war in spring 1918 in which 35 000-45 000 finns were killed. (Population was about 3 million in year 1918.)