Disinfo: Poland lies about the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact

Summary

The most important thesis in the Polish interpretations of the history is that “the war was initiated by both the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, who created an alliance. This is a lie: there is not one point in the agreement, called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact” that can be interpreted as the creation of an alliance. An alliance was never declared and was impossible, as USSR and the Third Reigh was ideologically absolutely enemies. In the agreement of the delimitation between the parties, there is a formula on “the friendship between the peoples”. The peoples, not the leaderships of the countries and certainly not an alliance between states.

Disproof

This is a recurrent pro-Kremlin historical revisionist narrative. The Molotov-Ribbentrop pact is a very well documented historical event. Neither of the signatories called it an "alliance", but Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany maintained close cooperation on strategic resources, trade, culture and military technology during most the first two years of World War II. The pact created preconditions for Germany's attack on Poland 1 September 1939, followed by Soviet Russia's incursion into eastern Poland 17 September.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 182
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: USSR, Germany, Poland
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, Historical revisionism, WWII
  • Outlet: Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, RISS
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