Facts about WWII are being covered-up in Europe in order to conceal “unpleasant moments” in its own history.
At the end of December, Putin had criticised the cover-up of facts about the Second World War in Europe. In his view, Western politicians want to blame the communists for unleashing the war in order to conceal “unpleasant moments” in their history.
“I have the impression not only that this knowledge is undesirable in Europe today, but that it is being deliberately concealed by trying to assign the blame for the unleashing of the Second World War by the Nazis, among other things, to the Communists.”
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about WWII that is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism.
It accuses Europe of "covering-up of facts about the Second World War". According to this policy, the official Russian historiography is the only “true” way of interpreting the historical events about WWII. The European Parliament called the war the bloodiest tragedy of the century, which resulted in millions of victims of authoritarian regimes both of fascist Germany and the USSR. The European Parliament adopted a resolution, describing the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of 23 August 1939 as a key element, causing World War II: