1) Not so; because sometimes, a bad experience has to be actually made, in order for the lesson to be learnt. What was idle speculation on your part, that somehow, the miracle superman Tukachevsky, would be ever-present to fix all things rotten and bad in the Soviet Red Army. Which is patently not true. There are lots of examples of things going wrong in a planned 5 year economy, in spite of the best laid plans of mice and men, and that is before you get to interpersonal and inter-departmental rivalry. Besides, technological developments at this time were truly tremendous. Of course there are going to be a few lemons in the mixture. 2) That is part and parcel of what constitutes a surprise attack. Or perhaps Roosevelt and all top US Navy commanders were stupid imbeciles because they got caught with their pants down at Pearl Harbour, despite years of posturing against Japan. Nobody in the Soviet hierarchy was believing the reports of the German invasion, from the Border units, so why would they believe some mad spotter? How is that going to help at all? 3) But that is incongruous with the thinking of the time. Furthermore, it runs directly against what the Soviets were trying to do. It's inane to think that any invader would reach as far as the Dnieper, when the Red Army is the largest, most modern and most mechanised army in the world. Lastly, you are then giving up large parts of Europe to fall under German sway, and giving them spring boards even closer to St. Petersburg, as well as being unable to threaten the German Romanian Oil supply 4) Most Russian troops were well-adequately clothed. Once again, this was after the signing of the Molentov-Ribbentrop Treaty. Germany was not an immediate threat, and in 5 years time, it wouldn't matter which country was aligned with Germany. In the SPring of '40, the Soviets had by that late stage, other plans for it's army, no one was going to accept a Finnish Soviet, nor did they feel the need to fight an unpopular guerilla war against the population, and they got their original demands and then some.