Odds and Ends
They did their best
31 8, 9:31pm
in USSR and Russia image of stahlhelm is closely associated with Nazi Germany, same goes for swastika on WWII-vintage planes and tanks, not to mention that Continuation War is viewed mostly negatively by those who cared enough to remember it from school textbook. As usual with historically complex issues, most people either don't know the context or view it from perspective of their preferred side alone.
I'd say that anyone who kept fighting in terrain and climate like those deserves a monument.