The Winter War. Contemporary publications, press reports, comments and news, 1939-1940

Soviet pilots fight against Finnish
airplanes misleadingly marked with
Civic Guard sleeve badges.
The actual insignia, swastika, used
since 1918 in Finnish military airplanes,
could not be used because it had easily
been confused with that of Germany,
then the contractual partner of the
Soviet Union. Cover page of the book:
"Heroes of the Finnish campaign". The
Krasnaja Zvezda Publishing House,
Moscow, 1940. Drawn by Dolgorukov.
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Finland in the Great Power politics, 1939-1940.

Finland in the Soviet foreign policy, 1939-1940. Material from the People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union and other sources.