Disinfo: Accusations against the USSR on outbreak of WWII are blasphemy

Summary

It is regrettable that the politicians of particular countries try to distort and re-write history, trying to justify the Nazi collaborators and almost accuse the USSR of the outbreak of WWII. This situation is blasphemy and a lack of remembrance. It does not happen without reason – they try to deprive us of our spiritual roots, our memory and common moral values.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism and an attempt to erode the disastrous historical role of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact through statements that the USSR was forced to sign this pact; other European countries signed various international agreements with Adolf Hitler and the Munich Agreement triggered WWII.

The signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a mutual decision of two totalitarian regimes (Nazi Germany and the Stalinist USSR) aimed at the division of Eastern and Central Europe between these two powers. It is a proven fact that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact contained the Secret Supplementary Protocol, which assumed the division of Poland and other Eastern European countries between the USSR and Germany. Thus, the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact triggered the beginning of WWII.

Read similar examples of the Russian historical revisionism concerning this issue such as the Signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact thwarted the UK’s expansionist plans in EuropeThe Molotov-Ribbentrop pact did not violate the rights of the Polish stateThe shift of all blame for WWII outbreak at the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact the best example of manipulation of history.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 188
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, USSR, Historical revisionism, WWII, Nazi/Fascist

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Disproof

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