100 Years Ago – 28 December 1921

28 December 1921

The media reported that Bolshevik army had suffered a major defeat to the Karelians in the environs of the Finnish border. It was thought that around 200 Bolsheviks had died and that the Karelians had seized an amount of weaponry.

A number of organisations and institutions, including the church, launched “Treaty Week” in Ireland in a bid to get support for the proposed separation agreement which had been proposed. A number of pro-agreement demonstrations had taken place around the country in a bid to reject a most extremist position.

There were reports that the United States and Russia might resume trading relations, following its suspension after the end of the Tsarist regime. The Italian Government announced that agreement had already been reached to allow trade between Italy and Russia.