the hope Is that after Vladimir Putin’s “75 years of Victory: a shared responsibility before history and the future” in the West will reconsider archival materials and will begin to look at history a little differently, said the scientific Director of the German-Russian forum Alexander Rahr, the TV channel “Russia 1”. In the program “Sunday evening with Vladimir Solovyov” he said that Putin’s article in Germany, of course, noticed.
“But I think that a positive response will not be immediately. The fact that the West consider the Second world war, it lasted from 1939 to 1945. For Russia it is a Holy war, which began in 1941,” — said the German political scientist.
In Germany, there is a very different narrative. According to him, we must not forget that the West was a rejection of all that is happening in the Communist Soviet Russia. And Bolshevism was for many the same enemy, as national socialism. The West wanted the Bolsheviks and Nazis fought each other. Therefore for the West it was the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact is the beginning of the war. Putin also correctly says that it can’t be, and the West needs to admit his guilt.
Alexander Rahr believes: the Russian President made the right move. It puts pressure now on the English that they, like Russia, has opened its archives. This is very important, as in the English archives are interesting documents.
“I think the appeal of Vladimir Putin will hear historians, for example, in the framework of the Petersburg dialogue. But politicians stand on those positions which, unfortunately, expressed in European Parliament resolution from September last year. They solidaritywith today with the world of poles and Balts, who are considered his, and Russia is considered as a foreign state and even out of Europe. This is the most dangerous moment, and this is Putin and Russian elites have always warned,” says the historian.
Now I see the attempt Leto itimerval further expansion of NATO to the East and strengthening of military structures against democratic Russia. Trying to erase Yalta, Potsdam and Teheran meeting. To build the world in the West to eliminate Russia as a great power.
“Well, that Putin started this discussion, because that’s what Poland and the Baltic States for various reasons, set the EU against Russia. But France and Britain could have attacked Hitler from the West, to save Poland and prevent the Second world war, but they did not. In the West few people know that Poland seized a portion of the Czech territory and participated in the partition of Czechoslovakia. This is known only to specialists. Poland is considered to be a pure victim of the Second world war. And the European Parliament in the position that we need to bow down before the victims. I want to see the historic dispute took place, and this resolution would rewrite or forgotten, because it is volatile”, — said Alexander Rahr.
plans to write an article devoted to the analysis of the preconditions of the Second world war and great Patriotic war, Vladimir Putin publicly announced in December 2019 in Saint-Petersburg, when at an informal meeting of CIS heads of state discussed the preparation of the celebration of the anniversary of the great Victory. Shortly before that, the European Parliament issued a resolution “on the importance of preserving historical memory for the future of Europe”.