Skip to comments.Moscow annoyed by attempts to rewrite WWII history
Posted on 08/28/2009 2:05:20 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
MOSCOW, August 28 (RIA Novosti) - Russia rejects all attempts to hold it responsible for the tragedies of World War II, the head of a presidential commission said on Friday.
In mid-May, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered the establishment of a special commission to counter attempts to falsify history to the detriment of Russia's interests.
The commission is comprised of 28 officials from the presidential administration, the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), the State Duma, the Public Chamber, the state archives and science agencies, as well as the foreign, regional development, justice, and culture ministries.
Presidential chief of staff Sergei Naryshkin, who is also commission chairman, told a meeting that there were increasing instances of "biased and even cynical treatment of our country's history, as well as of European and world history."
He said attempts to rewrite WWII history were aimed at "reviewing the geopolitical results of the war."
He said Russia as the historical successor to the Soviet Union was being "blamed for the events and tragedies of those years" and that these attempts were aimed at "laying the groundwork for making claims on our country - political, financial, and territorial."
Naryshkin urged support for additional measures to prevent the rewriting of history, including in the educational and regulatory sphere, as well as through promoting historical science.
President Medvedev has repeatedly criticized attempts by foreign states to rewrite or falsify history, in particular post-Soviet countries' positions on World War II and the Stalinist repression.
The most prominent cases have been Ukraine's attempts to have the Stalin-era Holodomor famine internationally recognized as an act of genocide by the Soviet Union, and Baltic countries' demands for compensation for the Soviet "occupation."
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Also, anyone who mentions the Hitler-Stalin pact gets cement overshoes.
The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact never happened.
“He said Russia as the historical successor to the Soviet Union was being “blamed for the events and tragedies of those years” and that these attempts were aimed at “laying the groundwork for making claims on our country - political, financial, and territorial.””
Sounds like the idiotic “restitution” morons that want to blame America for slavery...instead of kissing our asses for ending it...
Have you ever seen anything on what Hitler’s plans were if the Russians hadn’t agreed to the pact? Would he have invaded Poland anyway even if the Russian didn’t agree he could?
We didn’t have anything to do with WWII, we have an alibi: we were too busy purging everyone in sight. Totally wrapped up in executing traitors.
Moscow use to have a whole governmental department dedicated to the task of rewriting history.
No, those people were never there in those MayDay Parade photographs.
uh oh, sssshhhhhh!
The Soviet archives were virtually an open book in the 1990’s, and American historian David Glantz made maximum use of the window to exhaustively research and then crank out many books on the Russo-German War of 1941-1945. They may not have the most readable style, but if you want the “what happened” facet of that war, they are pure gold.
However, in the past few years, the forwards of his books have lamented the gradual closing of ex-Soviet sources by the Russians. It appears the door has now been slammed shut. It’s too bad, and a real loss to the Russians because Glantz’ writings usually took the Soviet perspective and he wanted to lay to rest a lot of pro-German myths that abounded about that long and bitter campaign. However, he was not going to be anybody’s shill and he called it as he saw it.
It’s a loss to us all really.
Funny to see you guys here.
I wonder if the 70th anniversary of their pact with Hitler is touching a few nerves.
Stalin’s pact with Hitler was a temporary deal between two scorpions. It was just a race to see who could stab the other in the back first. The Russians are still bent because Hitler won the race.
Stalin did not expect France to fold like a cheap suit
I’ve read that Stalin was shocked and depressed when the invasion came. Communists in the U.S. were still pro-German for a week afterwards until he gave them the new line.
“These are not the non-agression pacts you are looking for.”
More important, had the Soviets not entered the war against Poland, could Poland have held out long enough in the east, to allow for Britain and France to come to her aid?
Noah Goldberg well-covers those actions of the U.S. Left in Liberal Fascism, BTW.
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