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Sun-Star, Wednesday, April 30, 1941:
Twelve thousand German troops, equipped
with tanks and artillery, have arrived at Turku
on the southwest coast of Finland and have left
for Tampere, 90 miles to the north, the
newspaper Pravda reported today. ...
According to Pravda, which quoted reliable
sources, the German troops arrived at Turku in
four transports last Saturday and proceeded to
Tamperer Monday. ... Pravda's report
followed by only a few hours a decree by A.I.
Mikoyan, foreign trade commissar, strictly
forbidding the transit through Russia of any
and all war material. The order specifically
enumerates munitions, aircraft parts,
accessories, machine tools for making
munitions, explosives, and strong poisons.
Transit of other goods will be strictly
regulated, the decree made it clear, and will be
permitted only by special authorization or in
accordance with trade agreements. ...
Vladimir Dekanozoff, Russian Ambassador to
Germany who is also foreign vice commissar,
arrived in Moscow yesterday, "presumably to
take part in May Day festivities" tomorrow.
... The newspaper Soviet Estonia, published at
Tallinn Estonia, said yesterday that "the
introduction of a passport system in the Baltic
republics was intended among other things to
purge persons not engaged in productive or
socially useful labor, as well as to remove rich
peasant, criminal, and other anti-social
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