UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Faced with the anti-Russian campaign which takes place mainly in the European media space and which uses history as a battlefield, Vladimir Putin opted for a “very Russian old-fashioned approach” and declassified documents from Soviet archives, according to Modern Diplomacy.
The West is currently waging a cognitive war against Russia with a very serious strategic program and using history as a battlefield, notes the European think-tank Modern Diplomacy.
“Putin is engaged in the battle to defend history, truth, memory and meanings: an old-fashioned, very Russian approach. However, he found himself a new weapon for his arsenal after declassifying documents from Soviet archives,” said the text.
And to recall that at a recent informal summit of post-Soviet states, the Russian President gave an impressive conference on the start of the Second World War and presented documents testifying to the fact that it had not been launched by the Soviet Union.
Attempts to falsify history
“History cannot be rewritten. However, we can try to falsify its interpretation and adapt it to today’s reality, ”says Modern Diplomacy.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on February 3 that Warsaw had won the “historic debate” with Moscow on the results of the Second World War.
On January 21, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki had already accused the USSR of “complicity with Nazi Germany” and declared that the merits of the Red Army in the liberation of Poland and Auschwitz had been overestimated.
Tributes to the Red Army
In December 2019, after the European Parliament adopted the resolution on the importance of European memory for the future of Europe, Vladimir Putin said that Soviet troops had entered Poland “after the Polish government had lost control of its armed forces and what was happening on its territory. ”
The decisive role of the “soldiers of the brave Red Army” was recalled by Emmanuel Macron on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
A tribute to the Soviet Army for its contribution to the victory over Nazism was paid by the Israeli Minister for Foreign Affairs , Israel Katz.
“Israel appreciates the heroism of the Soviet people during the Second World War, the key role of the Red Army in the victory over Nazi Germany and the release of prisoners from the death camps, especially from Auschwitz”, he declared by welcoming Vladimir Putin to Jerusalem on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Russian Senator Alexey Pushkin reported that the USSR’s attempts to indict the outbreak of the Second World War represented “an attack on Russia’s contemporary position throughout history”.
“The responsibility of Poland and many other European countries in the outbreak of war is very great,” he revealed to Sputnik.
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