Russia should “tenfold” efforts to calm, reasoned explanation of the history of the Second world war, its foreign partners, says the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.
“specific examples, movies, articles, discussions to convey to our partners the main idea is that the Nazis came to kill us, and we, defensively, have defended the independence of their homeland, freed most of Europe,” said a senior diplomat in an interview with TASS.
Russia should continue a mutually respectful dialogue with their partners, “rejecting the false promises and cemented the historical memory of the heroes”, said Antonov.
however, the Ambassador pointed out that many Americans are aware of the fact that the Soviet Union played a key role in the defeat of Nazism and the liberation of Europe. Speaking of which, Antonov referred to the experience of personal communication with the former Secretary of defense James Mattis, the former Governor of California John brown, American veterans. “These people don’t need to explain what the soldiers of the red army liberated Europe”, the Ambassador said. He added that these veterans wanted to take part in the may 9 Victory day parade, which was going to Moscow, but the coronavirus prevented.
Antonov also noted that in Alaska and in Seattle there are burial places of Soviet soldiers during the Second world war, and Americans treat them with respect and dignity.
“Despite Russian efforts, we feel that the approaches to historical truth are distorted, belittled the role of the USSR and the red army in the defeat of Nazism,” — said the Russian Ambassador.
In the same interview, Antonov said earlier that the us military plans openly aimed at the containment of Russia and China, and the Russian side would like to avoid such developments. The Russian Ambassador also informed about the interest of the US state Department for the Vladimir Putin’s proposal to hold a meeting of the heads of the “nuclear five”. The President of Russia expressed the idea of the summit in an article dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the end of World war II.