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Lavrov: D-Day memorials are part of a false history of WWII meant to airbrush out the Soviet Union
Business Insider ^ | June 5, 2019 | Bill Bostock

Posted on 06/12/2019 9:34:00 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege

Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov chastised Western powers in an article published in Russia's International Affairs magazine on Tuesday, ahead of events in Europe to mark the D-Day landings on the Nazi-occupied Normandy coast.

"False interpretations of history are being introduced into the Western education system with mystifications and pseudo-historical theories designed to belittle the feat of our ancestors," Lavrov wrote.

"Young people are being told that the main credit in victory over Nazism and liberation of Europe goes not to the Soviet troops, but to the West due to the landing in Normandy, which took place less than a year before Nazism was defeated."

"Our detractors seek to diminish the role of the Soviet Union in World War II and portray it if not as the main culprit of the war, then at least as an aggressor, along with Nazi Germany," he wrote.

"They cynically equate Nazi occupation, which claimed tens of millions of lives, and the crimes committed by collaborationists with the Red Army's liberating mission."


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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: dday; kievroseincitesagain; russia; sovietunion; ussr; wwii
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Honestly, he shouldn't complain considering the state of education in America. Most children don't even know what D-Day is, as Soviet values are promoted.


1 posted on 06/12/2019 9:34:00 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Well, Sergey, you soviets would know about “airbrushing”.


2 posted on 06/12/2019 9:36:51 AM PDT by Tallguy (Facts be d@mned! The narrative must be protected at all costs!)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Says the country that jointly attacked Poland.


3 posted on 06/12/2019 9:37:08 AM PDT by caver
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

We failed to work with German generals to make a truce late in the war and join with the wehrmacht (not the Nazis or the SS)to take out the Soviets.

FDR and Truman sold Eastern Europe down the toilet.


4 posted on 06/12/2019 9:37:56 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Izzat the same Soviet Union that signed a peace agreement with the same Hitler?

(Not meant to understate the SU’s massive contributions - and sacrifices - to the WW-II effort.


5 posted on 06/12/2019 9:37:59 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Please. They celebrate their holidays about the war and nobody bunches their undies and bitches like a baby that they are erasing America and the allies from wwii.

Ruling by emotions and feelings is a disaster, for america, and for them.


6 posted on 06/12/2019 9:38:20 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

The Great Patriotic War is only called that in the former USSR.

The rest of the world knows that Stalin was every bit as evil as Hitler and Communism every bit vile as Nazism.

Were it not for the Austrian paper-hanger, Churchill would have overseen the world’s effort to destroy the Soviet Union.


7 posted on 06/12/2019 9:38:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Where’s Vladimir Posner when you need him?


8 posted on 06/12/2019 9:38:59 AM PDT by Stalwart
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

LOL! The USSR WAS an aggressor!


9 posted on 06/12/2019 9:41:00 AM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
The very best detailing of the war on the Eastern Front between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany was told by Dan Carlin in his four part series Ghosts of the Osfront

Very long winded, but I had no idea just how brutal and bloody the fighting was on the Eastern Front, or how many millions died in that front. By some accounts, 10 million Soviet deaths, and 4 million Nazi German deaths.

This account of the Eastern Front went a long way towards explaining the post WW II Soviet attitudes and actions towards the West.

10 posted on 06/12/2019 9:41:47 AM PDT by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Tallguy

11 posted on 06/12/2019 9:41:58 AM PDT by Gamecock (In church today, we so often find we meet only the same old world, not Christ and His Kingdom. AS)
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Why would anyone want to airbrush the Soviet Union or the valiant Russian People out of any World War II remembrance?????

No one was more valiant than the Russians!

12 posted on 06/12/2019 9:43:04 AM PDT by Savage Beast (A Manichaean struggle between TRUTH and evil grips America. President Trump holds the Light of TRUTH)
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What is also “airbrushed” is the fact that the Soviet Union was a defacto member of the Axis, until June 22, 1941.


13 posted on 06/12/2019 9:43:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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“” “” FDR and Truman sold Eastern Europe down the toilet.”” “”

It is now known it was a Churchill’s idea to offer USSR East Europe and half of Germany to insure it would continue to participate at war after Nazi eviction from mainland Russia.

An idea to join US forces with the Nazi was a pure lunacy when.


14 posted on 06/12/2019 9:43:49 AM PDT by NorseViking
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Russia’s immense size was the biggest factor, the lands the Nazis seized in the early days of Barbarossa exceeded the combined land masses of all the other countries. The Russians could simply fall back behind the Urals and let the Nazis exhaust their supply lines.


15 posted on 06/12/2019 9:45:59 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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But you're absolutely right about the state of education in the USA in the 21st century.

American school children and college students are taught disinformation and the most extreme foolishness of Western Decadence. They are taught to scorn TRUTH, to hate the USA and Christianity, to silence opinions and facts that disagree with the groupthink of the ruling class, and to embrace the absurdities of the Western Left.

16 posted on 06/12/2019 9:47:11 AM PDT by Savage Beast (A Manichaean struggle between TRUTH and evil grips America. President Trump holds the Light of TRUTH)
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Stalin had Russia in a state of war for 10 years before the German invasion. The Soviets committed a genocide in Ukraine and Belorussia. They invaded Finland, they conspired with the Nazis to invade Poland.

How many Soviet war dead were shot in the back by their own officers? How many died in purges? How many in reprisals from Ukrainians?

Shakespeare - Hamlet
Why, man, they did make love to this employment;
They are not near my conscience; their defeat
Does by their own insinuation grow:


17 posted on 06/12/2019 9:48:30 AM PDT by PGR88
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May Day 1941 (just weeks before the Nazi Invasion), Germans and Russians celebrate in Red Square

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZbN_ujVWKY


18 posted on 06/12/2019 9:50:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Mr. Lavrov, where the eff to start?

How about this. Your man Stalin signs a nonaggression pact with his evil twin. He then invades Poland and kills, you know, tons of people which was old hat for him. Oh, don’t forget about Finland you folks invaded them too. You were all on board that Axis train until it started to run you over.

In the meantime, your boy Stalin purges his most experienced Generals, cause purges were his thing, so that when the Nazis invade, his Army is leaderless and feast for the slaughter. Not to mention the scientists and engineers and others who were purged so that you had no modernization of your military of capability to do so.

Then, of course, there was that time when Joey S. realizes that it is a great idea to suddenly side with the U.S. and U.K. to, you know, survive.

Oh, and how about the millions of dollars of food and equipment that we sent your way to keep your arses in the war. SPAM anyone?

Of course, your tactics were just phenomenal. Throw those soldiers into the meat grinder. You only lost what, 20-21 Million tops?

But I am sure you would not have minded losing another 10 Million had we not opened another European front.

So yes, lets celebrate the great Patriotic Meat Grinder!!! Really, Stalin probably enjoyed it as a way to get better use out of those who were going to be purged anyway.

Back to the Wadka Mr. Lavrov, back to the Wadka.


19 posted on 06/12/2019 9:52:01 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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Patton didn’t think so


20 posted on 06/12/2019 9:52:16 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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