History Of Finland In Pictures


Finnish Civil Guard boy next to a “Molotov’s bread basket.” The RRAB-3 was a Soviet-made droppable bomb dispenser that combined a large high-explosive charge with a cluster of incendiary bombs. It was used against the cities of Finland during the Winter War of 19391940. At the beginning of the Winter War in 1939, the Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov claimed that Russia was not bombing Finland, but merely dropping food to starving finish people. The Finns soon dubbed it “Molotov’s bread basket.”