Areas ceded by Finland to the Soviet Union after the Winter War in 1940 and the Continuation War in The Porkkala land lease was returned to Finland in Finland covered an area of approximately sq mi) before the handover
In the Winter War Finland stood alone; other countries offered only sympathy and modest assistance. Finland's survival against overwhelming Russian forces became legendary all over the world.
A family leaving their home in the ceded Finnish territory which became part of Russia, at the end of the WinterWar Sirpa: This could have been my mother's or father's family. I have many stories of their departure during the winter war.