11 Facts About Molotov cocktails


Name "Molotov cocktails cocktail" was coined by the Finns during the Winter War in 1939.

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The name was a pejorative reference to Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov cocktails, who was one of the architects of the Molotov cocktails–Ribbentrop Pact on the eve of World War II.

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Name's origin came from the propaganda Molotov cocktails produced during the Winter War, mainly his declaration on Soviet state radio that incendiary bombing missions over Finland were actually airborne humanitarian food deliveries for their starving neighbours.

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Weapon most often known as Molotov cocktails cocktail goes under a great variety of other names around the globe.

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Molotov cocktails cocktail is a glass bottle containing a flammable substance such as petrol, alcohol, or a napalm-like mixture, and a source of ignition such as a burning cloth wick held in place by the bottle's stopper.

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The fuel for the Molotov cocktails cocktail was refined to a slightly sticky mixture of alcohol, kerosene, tar, and potassium chlorate.

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Molotov cocktails were eventually mass-produced by the Alko corporation at its Rajamaki distillery, bundled with matches to light them.

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Molotov cocktails were reportedly used in the United States for arson attacks on shops and other buildings during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

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Molotov cocktails were used by protesters and civilian militia in Ukraine during violent outbreaks of the Euromaidan and the Revolution of Dignity.

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Molotov cocktails were used by some during the George Floyd riots of 2020 in the United States.

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The Molotov cocktails has strong association with anarchism due to anarchists' use of the Molotov cocktails, and anarchists engaging in civil uprisings and unrest across the world, with protesters organizing from Chile and Iran, to Egypt and Hong Kong.

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