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THE TELEGRAM OF THE PLENIPOTENTIARY OF THE USSR IN FINLAND V.K. DEREVYANSKY TO THE PEOPLE'S COMMISSARIAT FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE USSR

On October 11, 1939.
Extr. secret

Today it became known that the General Staff and other military wrote a letter to Hitler in which they ask Germany not to proceed in any concessions to the Soviet Union concerning its territorial demands or other claims affecting the independence of Finland. In the country the mobilization to the 33 years of age comes to an end. In the government the big confusion is observed. It is feared in unconfirmed data that industrial and bank circles demand Cajander's resignation and offer on the post of prime minister the Agrarian Koski [i.e. Kyösti] Kallio or Hökraten [?]. The whole Finnish press writes today in hostile tone about relation to the USSR. The press calls the people for fight against the Soviet Union in case the USSR threatens the sovereign rights and inviolability of Finland. On October 10 gave Paasikivi an interview to the correspondent of "Svenska Dagbladet". Yesterday in a speech the Minister of Internal Affairs Kekkonen spoke "About voluntary evacuation from Helsinki and other cities".

 Envoy

AVP Russian Federation, f. 059, op. 1, p. 297, d. 2053, l. 197.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Documents of foreign policy. 1939. XXII:2. No. 677. M: Mezhdunar. relations, 1992.

Finland in the Soviet foreign policy 1939-1940