We recalled picture of Repin “Zaporozhtsy are Writing a Letter to the Turkish Sultan” so many times! And the situation was similar, and the humour raging too much, and the color of images - Repin would envy! So, censoring unacceptable address, citizens of Gangut wrote:
TO THE EXCELLENT EXECUTIONER OF THE FINNISH PEOPLE, THE BRIGHTEST WHORE-IN-CHIEF OF BERLIN’S BACKYARD, COMMANDER OF THE DIAMOND, IRON AND PINE CROSS BARON VON MANNERHEIM:
You filled the beautiful country of lakes with lakes of blood...
Was it a presentiment of hungry winter,
Was it a presentiment of the explosion of the people's wrath,
Was it a presentiment of final defeat
Of the fascist hordes, when you plaintively began to squeak,
Like a tired-out rat?
Our conversation is short:
You come from the sea - we will answer with the sea of lead!
You come from the land –we will blow you up!
You come from the air - we will drive you into your grave!"
And so on... And the auspicious date: month - October, day -10, year-1941.
The much-reproduced edition of the response to Mannerheim was widespread not only among our fighters, but also was delivered to the Finns in a large number by scouts, the set of leaflets was dumped by pilots over the territory of Finland. Nikolay Grigoryevich still keeps a worn out leaf of the copy of that hearty answer to Mannerheim, being afraid to lose or forget that bitter witty epithets and comparisons which sank deep into the hearts of our fighters, strengthening their spirit and causing flashes of laughter and cheerfulness.