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29 Soviet Postcards From The Soviet-Finnish War

Soviet Postcards From The Soviet-Finnish War

Posted on April 26, 2011 by team


The war between the USSR and Finland in 1939-1940 lasted only for 105 days. But both sides had great losses: several divisions disappeared for ever, thousands of people were taken prisoners or just became mad from such unbearable lives. The difficulty consisted in the fact that it was the stern winter and many Russian soldiers had to wear only blouses. But they continued to fight because Stalin said: ” There are no such fortresses that communists could not capture!” Here are postcards from those times. 

During this war the Russian army had 170 millions of people, the Finnish had only 4,5.

Many of Russian prisoners still live in Finland and tell great stories about the war to their children and grandchildren.

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29 Responses to “Soviet Postcards From The Soviet-Finnish War”

  1. DaveWeek says:

    105 days right?

  2. Musa says:

    Where are the dead bodies of young lives cut short? Where are cold Soviet Soldiers huddled together for warmth in hopes they won’t freeze to death? Propaganda postcards from Hell is what these are.

  3. Nebukadnezar says:

    weird that finland was able to defend istelf from an army so much bigger then they were…that was the effect of the intelligent soviet dictatorship and its “cleaning” of army officiers

  4. lolwut says:

    where are the Finnish bodies form those that were massacred by Soviet artillery later in the war? huh?

  5. K,I,R,O,V,C,L,A,S,S,I,S,B,A,C,K,! says:

    where are the Finnish bodies form those that were mas,sac,red by Soviet artillery later in the war? huh?

    • OLUT says:

      This isn’t what you are commenting on, but one huge difference between Finland and Russia in the war was Finland shipped all the bodies home, and there were women whose jobs it was to thaw and prepare them for their final rest. It is sad that Stalin found his own soldiers unimportant.

  6. Canada says:

    I don’t think they were wearing “only blouses”.

    • EN says:

      They would not want it. All the fins fled from it, it’s now a poor Russian area. Finland would not at all want that social problem on their table.

  7. testicules says:

    I hope Finland should get all their land back. Don’t honor the treaty anymore.

    • EN says:

      They would not want it. All the fins fled from it, it’s now a poor Russian area. Finland would not at all want that social problem on their table.

  8. Para bellum says:

    Fellow Americans return Mexican Texas, the Indians of their land and then ask why or from Russia!

  9. CZenda says:

    But they continued to fight because Stalin said: ” There are no such fortresses that communists could not capture!”
    Erm… I wonder if the person who wrote this believes in the horse manure. I bet having a commissar with a loaded pistol behind their backs did even more for their fighting morale than 200 grms of vodka.

  10. OLUT says:

    The Winter War, WW2, Stalin, Hitler. It was all such a waste. Two complete bas.tar.ds, both of them. So much destruction for no good reason.

    One interesting story I read a few months ago, USA considered opening Alaska to Finland in case we fell to Russia. It was similar in climate, they believed, and USA worked to get it passed into law. It never was completed because Finland didn’t fall.

  11. RAB says:

    This is crazy I didn’t even know they were ever at war? I was only told about Russia and Germany didn’t Russia have enough on its hands with the Germans what was there point?
    Does any one remember what Putin said when he was first elected? About how he planned on taking back Alaska. I get it that they got ripped off but not bu the US it was the czar that sold it to the US. Cant imagine the mess it would make if he actually tried to take it back.

    • marxistworker says:

      Stalin was an imperialist who wanted to set up puppet Stalinist States encircling the U.S.S.R. for protection and resources.
      I would be happy if Putin took back the neo-fascist State of Alaska. We’ll be rid of thousands of white suprematists and Sarah Palin and her anti-intellectual brood.

  12. Left SR says:

    All governments/systems/wars are filled with lies and propaganda.

  13. OLUT says:

    Awaiting moderation? Really???

    One interesting story I read a few months ago, USA considered opening Alaska to Finland in case we fell to Russia. It was similar in climate, they believed, and USA worked to get it passed into law. It never was completed because Finland didn’t fall.

  14. TippiSimo says:

    Sometimes I just wish that we had lost the war (I mean that Soviets would have conquered the whole Finland), because at this moment our liberal/leftie leaders are destroying my homeland due to mass immigration of non-whites.

    • Dr. Dot says:

      Dude, think of the cuisine they’re going to be bringing! There’s more to life than borscht and vodka. But I’ll fully admit to having a soft spot in my heart (others might think in my head) for brunettes. Besides, if the Soviet had won, do you honestly think that they wouldn’t have shipped in Mongol, Kazak, Tatar, or Udmurt workers in? Think again. You don’t like non-whites now, think how things would have been with Stalin giving your granny’s garden to the newly-imported Chechen family.

  15. John Stuart says:

    Note that the Russo-Finnish war lasted only 105 (or 104 by my calculation) days, not 1005 days as stated in the intro.

  16. Gonzo says:

    Finnish kicked there asses Hell yeeeee

  17. Painful memory says:

    Good timing for this post. 27th. of april marks the day respecting the memory of all war veterans in Finland.

    27th. also marks the the day (27.04.1945) the last German troops were pushed out of Finland. The end of second World War.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Lapland

    A day to remember.

    Thank you & respect to all who managed to keep Finland as an independent democracy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_veterans%27_day

  18. Dr. Dot says:

    Speaking for a number of Americans I know who feel the same as I do, the Finns are great. They kick Russian arse and they make the Swedes very nervous. There are stories of them dressing up in their ‘allies’ Nazi uniforms and skiing through using nothing but swords and slaughtering them to the last man. And then do the same thing against the Red Army. All things considered, during those times, they were almost as dangerous to be allies than enemies. As a nation with a small population going against a soulless behemouth in the form of a Georgian pipe smoker, and with the Brits and the French too busy to be of much assistance, they had to join up with who they could. But as soon as they were able to shove their rude eastern neighbors back over where they belonged, they cut all ties with the Nazis, many times quite literally.

    The Finns have a lot to be proud of during a time when there was very little to be proud of.

  19. akrasia says:

    War is never a thing to be proud of

  20. Michael says:

    Why do Americans (USA) always seek to fight the wars of yesteryear and to provoke wars of the future. Something is very sick with the psyche of this country and it’s people.

    • Lee Lindberg says:

      That’s rubbish! Its the Russians who do that exactly that. Just look at all the pathetic military photos in English Russia, they’re not of US army but Russia.

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