The Fins, like the Poles, won their freedom from Russia by defeating Bolshevik armies in the field.
My mother’s Swedish grandparents immigrated through Finland to the US. Her grandfather was forced to serve in the White Russian Army before leaving.
Now, Fins are a tough people. Wonder if there are grandchildren of Simo Häyhä still alive?
Simo Häyhä “The White Death”
Both the Russian and the Germans hated him. They did their best to kill him personally.
Russians taking Finland would not be bloodless.