Nikita Khrushchev's casualtie estimates on Winter War

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Nikita Khrushchev's casualtie estimates on Winter War

Post by Rikupsoni » 11 Aug 2006 21:14

Hello, http://www.kaiku.com/winterwar.html says:

"According to Khrushchev, 1.5 million men were sent to Finland and one million of them were killed. 1000 aircraft, 2300 tanks and armored cars and an enormous amount of other war.."

This is supported by few other sites too:
http://www.vapaasana.com/endofwinterwar.htm
http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-4580.html
http://www.mastersworkmedia.com/fireandice/release.htm

Yes, it is far too big estimate but did Krushchev write that? Some say it's mistranslation / error from Russian?

That one site says that he said one million when he visited Helsinki, too.

How's it?

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Post by Jacob Peters » 12 Jan 2007 02:45

Khrushchev must have either been exaggerating or his words were mistranslated. According to work by Krivosheev, the USSR lost 125 thousand killed out of a strength of 1 million.

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Post by JariL » 12 Jan 2007 09:42

Chrutshov was probably referring to Soviet total losses against Finland during WWII. Those were in round terms 1 million including all causes (MIA, WIA, POW, Missing and sick).

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Post by Arska » 12 Jan 2007 22:45

I remember reading somewhere that the soviet tank losses during Winter War were more than 3500. That includes both destroyed and damaged tanks.

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Post by Tero » 14 Jan 2007 05:57

winterwar.com has the tank loss figures which were taken from the Russian Tankomaster magazine IIRC

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