“Winter War”

winter-war75 years ago today, Nov. 30 of 1939, the USSR attacked Finland thus starting the “Winter War”. The aim of the invasion was to annex the entire Finland but the results turned out much humbler. The Red Army had three times the number of soldiers and overwhelming superiority in tanks, artillery, and aviation.

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Finnish skiers

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A gentle romantic rendering of a god of war

spekovNever thought this tough hand-grenade wielding muzhik could be depicted in such a tranquil manner.

 

V. Telebin, The Finnish War: Fortification of Lapland

Book presentation at the local library, Pervomayskaya 51, April 13 2014, 4pm. By “The Finnish War” probably the Winter War of 1939 is meant although there were at least three attempts by Russia to conque Finland and thus several “Finnish” wars. more >>