Estonian telegram over angering Moscow in Winter War



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English: Embassy of Republic of Estonia in Moscow, USSR sent this telegram to Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1940 to admonish Estonian press to exercise more caution in expressing sympathy towards Finland's plight in the Winter War
Date 19 June 2009 11:28
(19 June 2009(2009-06-19) (original upload date))
Source Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Zscout370 using CommonsHelper.
(Original text : Postimees)
Author unknown diplomat in official duties. Original uploader was Digwuren at en.wikipedia
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[To:] vaelismin tallinn
ss moscou 24 20 5 2210 etat

Soovitame meie pressil poolehoiuavaldustes Soome kannatustele olla tagasihoidlikum.



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