Telegram to Kullervo Manner, February 14, 1918

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Governmental. Secret


People’s Government of Finland


I request you immediately to obtain information from Centrobalt regarding the arrival of Swedish cruisers at Öland and the landing of troops by the Swedes. Be so kind as to let me know by telegraph as quickly as possible what information the Finnish Workers’ Government has about this and what its attitude is to this whole matter and to the intervention of Swedish armed forces.[1]


Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars

  1. The revolutionary People’s Government of Finland sent a protest to the Swedish Government in connection with the landing of their troops on the Aland Islands. Sweden shortly withdrew her troops from the islands. In mid-March 1918, German troops were landed there and were used by the German Government to fight against the Finnish revolution.