Continuation of war In February 1944, Joseph Stalin ordered a series of large-scale bombings in Helsinki, the traces of which are still visible in the city – Raija and Irja saved Helsinki from total destruction

In the spring of 1944, the Soviet Union wanted to force Finland out of the war. Stalin ordered a series of ruthless bombings over Helsinki. Secret weapons received from the Germans helped save the capital from complete destruction.

On Sunday On February 6, 1944, three degrees of frost are measured in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki. The sky is cloudy, but the morning brightens.

In the afternoon, an enemy reconnaissance plane is seen in the sky. After six, a loud buzzing sound begins at the bottom of the Gulf of Finland. According to radar data, planes are approaching Helsinki in large formations.

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