Timeline of the Winter War
October 5th: Finns invited to talks in Moscow
October 12th: Talks began in Moscow between Stalin and Paasikivi. Stalin presented his territorial demands to the Finns.
October 25th: Russia rejected Finland’s counter-proposals.
November 9th: Finns finally reject Russia’s demands
November 13th: Russia decided on war with Finland. Steps were taken in Russia to set up a puppet Finnish government.
November 29th: Russia broke off diplomatic relations with Finland.
November 30th: Russia invaded Finland.
November 30th to December 27th: Finland held up the Russian attack.
December 14th: Russia expelled from the League of Nations.
December 27th to January 30th: period of Finnish military success.
December 27th to January 5th: Finnish victory at Summosalmi
February 1st: Major Russian offensive began
February 5th: the Allies agreed on a plan to aid the Finns.
February 12th: Finnish Cabinet expressed a desire for peace as Finnish forces on the Karelian isthmus started to crumble.
February 27th: Finnish troops withdrew from the Karelian isthmus
March 5th: Finns decide to accept Russian peace terms as a basis for negotiations.
March 13th: Treaty of Moscow ends the war.
- The Winter War 1939 The war between Russia and Finland, generally referred to as the Winter War, lasted from November 30th 1939 to March 13th,…