Time they honor the Russian Czar—he started WW I, and the ruin of Europe, to defend the Serbs. Without the Czar, No WW I, no communist Soviet, no depression, no Hitler, and no WW II.
You’re not going to get an argument from me about the czar. My comment pertains to the quality of the artwork.
"Time they honor the Russian Czarhe started WW I, and the ruin of Europe, to defend the Serbs. Without the Czar, No WW I, no communist Soviet, no depression, no Hitler, and no WW II."
With all due respect, Forward the Light Brigage, this is nonsense. Neither the Russians or the Serbs are responsible for causing World War I and thus the Second World War that followed. The Serbs were used as the "pawns" to justify the actions of the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and later Bulgaria) that had been planning and "gunning" for war for at least 50 years prior to the Sarajevo assassination in 1914.
What they did NOT count on was how big things would get.
Current revisionists are going to be doing their best to shift the burden of blame for WWI onto the Russians and the Serbs, in other words, nullifying the Versailles Treaty, which will create a whole other set of collateral issues that will then have to be dealt with. The Orthodox Slavs will become the usual scapegoats.
The centennial of the Great War will provide an excellent opportunity to revisit and re-evaluate the causes and effects of that cataclysmic event that changed the world and to invalidate some of the long held myths that have scapegoated the Serbs as being the instigators.
It will also provide the opportunity to give credit to the Serbs for their invaluable contributions to the Allied victory, especially the shortening of that war from what was being projected.