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|Winter War 1939-40|
During April 1938, a member of the Soviet Internal Affairs agent, Boris Yartsev, contacted the Finnish Foreign Minister Rudolf Holsti and Prime Minister Aimo Cajander, claiming that the Soviet Union did not trust Germany and believed that the war was considered possible between the two countries. On 5 October 1939, the Soviet Union invited a Finnish delegation to Moscow for negotiations. The Soviet delegation demanded that the border between the USSR and Finland should be moved westward to a point only 19 miles east of Vyborg, so that Finland would destroy all existing fortifications on the Karelian area. The conflict began after the Soviets sought to obtain some Finnish territory. They demanded other concessions in Finland such as ceding a substantial amount of border territories in exchange for land elsewhere. This was primarily for the protection of Leningrad, 20 miles from the Finnish border. The Red Army would not wait passively behind the border but would rather "advance to meet the enemy". Finnish representatives assured Yartsev that Finland was committed to a policy of neutrality and that the country would resist any armed invasion. However, the Soviet offer divided the Finnish Government, but was eventually rejected by the opinion of the public and parliament. In response to Finland refusing the offer, the USSR invaded the country.
Bricks By the Bay was a great convention overall. I’m so glad I got to meet so many people such as @alex_bricks , @legoducktape , @deltasquad34 , and @tyfighter.bricks. Also, special shoutout to @chappiebricks and @cacomplient for the trades and adventures during the convention. I got a lot of stuff and I’m looking forward to meeting even more people at BrickFair VA in two weeks. Expect a lot of quality content and a new moc coming very soon so stay tuned.