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Posted on 08/24/2009 11:19:54 AM PDT by lizol
Russian TV claims Poland was WW II aggressor
On the anniversary of the signing of the Molotov Ribbentrop Pact on August 23, 1939, the Russian state-controlled Rossiya TV channel broadcast a documentary claiming Poland was planning an invasion with Nazi Germany of the Soviet Union.
The documentary claims that the government in Warsaw was in a secret alliance from 1933 with Nazi Germany and Japan in plans to invade the Soviet Union. The deal was struck within the, as yet, unpublished part of a non-aggression treaty between Poland and Germany signed in January 1934.
Hitlers portrait in the cabinet of Polands pre-war Foreign Minister Jozef Beck proves the thesis, claims Russian TV journalists.
In June, after part of the documentary was broadcast, the Polish embassy in Moscow strongly protested.
The report is deceitful and unreliable. It is a striking example of the falsification of history, read the official statement by the embassy.
Russias Foreign Ministry retaliated saying that the Kremlin is not responsible for the content of programmes aired on state TV. Opinions voiced on TV channels should not come under the consideration of state agencies. What times, exactly, is it being suggested we return to?
Foreign Ministry no comment
Polands Foreign Ministry in Warsaw has yet to make a formal response, a stance approved of by former head of Polish diplomacy Adam Rotfeld. He argues that the Polish government should only react to statements made by state authorities rather than to claims made in TV programmes.
But the Kremlin appears to back the claims made in the documentary. In a bulletin published by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, President Dmitri Medvedev is on record as saying: The Ribbentrop-Molotov pact was a reaction to the efforts of western states at directing German expansion eastwards.
Another former foreign minister, Dariusz Rosati, however, stated that Poland should take a firm stand on the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact and the reasons behind the outbreak of World War II.
There is nothing like Neo-Soviet revisionism.
Yeah, and 6 million Jews were plotting to kill Hitler, so he killed them first.
I guess they are going to ask for reparations.
Good grief. The Russians appears to be learning from the Obamaloon School of Inept Lying.
Hitler claimed the same thing.
“There is nothing like Neo-Soviet revisionism.”
except for fascist liberal democrat party//state-run media recisionism
Oh, there is something like it!
No wonder Russia is so backwards. They are STILL po’d that Hitler pulled a bait and switch on them. He needed time to invade France and kept Stalin at bay by making a deal with them. Then as soon as he had France he went after USSR. Hey Russia...you got into bed with the Nazi’s, LIVE WITH IT.
Is it any wonder that Russia today is viewed with fear and suspicion by her neighbors?
Did David Axelrod produce the film?
Oh, those wacky Russians! They never change, do they? Maybe they’re still mad that Poland kicked their ass in the 1920’s.
Sure there is.
If you check out Japanese school teachings they also were the defenders and did nothing wrong before or during the war.
“Russian TV claims Poland was WW II aggressor”
That’s exactly what Hitler claimed about Poland as the excuse to invade them! LOL!! What a bunch of idiots!!
Sept. 1939 Soviet Soldier: “Those Poles are such aggressors! I can’t believe they willfully shot at us as we were marching into their country! How dare those aggressors!”
The pact spelled out how they would divide up Europe, giving Russia the Baltic states and Finland.... how does that square with this? Nonsense.
Its not like the Russians weren’t planning to doublecross the NAZI’s, They thought Hitler would get bogged down in France... but that didn’t happen.
They must believe in the theory of needing bigger and better lies.
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