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.
It’s a darned shame that Hitler didn’t get far enough to where Stalin would have been deposed and someone more reasonable took his place, and then rallied the Soviet Union to victory.