The toiling people of Finland! If you see a red-starred airplane flying over our [sic] villages and cities, so be aware that it is steered by a Soviet pilot, you working brother and friend. With the red-starred wings this red eagle will bring peace and self-determination to the exhausted working people of Finland — without enslavers, withour Messrs. Cajander, Erkko, Tanner, without those curs of the imperialists.
*) The city of Viipuri, the whole Karelian isthmus and other parts of Finland, too, were ceded to the Soviet Union in the peace of Moscow, March 13, 1940. The whole population, 400,000, of those areas was resettled over the rest of Finland.
The magazine "People's Power" was dropped from Soviet airplanes. It was an organ of the Kuusinen government set up by the Soviets on the first days of the Winter War. — Translated from Finnish by Pauli Kruhse.
A double page report about Soviet air raids on Helsinki by the Finnish magazine "Suomen Kuvalehti", December 1939.
Molotov's statement on bombing of civilian targets.
Contemporary press reports and other material.
The Winter War | Finland in the Soviet foreign policy 1939-1940