Category Archives: WWII,

Russian embassy calls Baltic States privileged under Soviet occupation

2020/06/28 – 08:00 – Euromaidan Press In September last year we revealed how the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs smeared the Baltic countries by claiming they have not become democracies respecting the rule of law. Despite the pushback, the Kremlin’s disinformation campaign has once again been dialed to history, due to the postponed Victory day parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of WWII. This

Read more

Marshal Konev Makes Triumphant Return To Prague

June 25, 2020 10:26 GMT – By RFE/RL After the controversial removal of a statue of Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague in April, the wartime Red Army commander has returned to Prague — in force. As part of the eighth annual Landscape Festival, 12 small statues of Konev were installed around Prague’s Zizkov district. Some are painted to look like

Read more

“Lest We Forget” – D-day’s 76th anniversary in France is marked by the Unveiling of a British memorial to the Normandy Landings

British and American veterans are set to leave Portsmouth and travel to Normandy for the 76th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Second World War veterans have journeyed from across the UK, and the US ahead of a series of memorial events to be held this week. It is understood that some of the former servicemen are returning to the

Read more

Ukrainians reject modern Russia’s WWII victory cult as geopolitical divide deepens

UkraineAlert by Victor Tregubov It seems the world is finally waking up to Vladimir Putin’s dangerous exploitation of World War II. In the run-up to this month’s seventy-fifth anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany, international media coverage included a number of reports highlighting modern Russia’s efforts to weaponize the memory of the Second World War. At the same

Read more

Russia’s US envoy slams Ukrainian message to veterans as cynical

Warning! This article contains verbal diarrhea. WASHINGTON, May 13. /TASS/. Russia’s Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has slammed as cynical the attempts of Ukraine’s diplomatic mission in Washington to draw a parallel between victory over Nazism in 1945 and the domestic Ukrainian conflict. The ambassador commented on a message by Ukraine’s military attache Boris Kremenetsky sent to the

Read more

In the Shadow of Revised History

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all strands of human activity, including the trajectory of pro-Kremlin disinformation. Revision of World War II history, which had become a focus of pro-Kremlin disinformation, faded into the background as media outlets loyal to the Kremlin turned their focus to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as the local authorities in Prague removed a statue to Soviet

Read more

Statement of the year. So far!

Mike Pompeo issued a statement on May the 7th, that has the Kremlin and the RTrolls having a major tantrum in the corner. Did Pompeo tell an outright lie about Russia, or was he speaking the 100% truth? You decide. Here is the statement: “While May 1945 brought the end of the Second World War in Europe, it did not

Read more

No Parades, But Disinfection: How Ukraine Celebrated VE Day

Unlike Belarus, Ukrainian authorities decided to cancel Victory in Europe Day celebrations in Ukraine on May 8 and 9 due to the coronavirus quarantine. Heads of regional government administrations were told to “personally or on a deputy-level” individually thank World War 2 veterans in their regions. Hromadske took a look at how Ukraine commemorated the day of victory over the

Read more

Putin congratulated Trump, Macron, Johnson and leaders of post-Soviet countries on Victory Day; Zelensky did not mention

As for Ukraine and Georgia, Russian president congratulated only peoples of these countries Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated US President Donald Trump, French leader Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as leaders of post-Soviet countries and the peoples of Ukraine and Georgia on Victory Day. This became known from the press service of the Kremlin. In a

Read more

‘We would have lost’: Did U.S. lend-lease aid tip the balance in Soviet fight against Nazi Germany?

Under Lend-Lease, the United States provided more than one-third of all the explosives used by the Soviet Union during the war. The United States and the British Commonwealth provided 55 percent of all the aluminum the Soviet Union used during the war and more than 80 percent of the copper On February 24, 1943, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft

Read more

Ten top diplomats on 75th anniversary of WW2 end warn against efforts to falsify, manipulate history

23:15, 07 May 2020 The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes, the statement says. Manipulating the historical events that led to World War 2 and to the division of Europe in its aftermath is a “regrettable effort to falsify history”, says a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary

Read more

Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany refused to celebrate anniversary of Nazi surrender in Berlin with Russian representatives

Berlin Mayor Michael Muller invited ambassadors of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus to commemorative event on occasion of end of World War II on May 2 The Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andriy Melnik refused to participate in commemorative events in Berlin with representatives of Russia on the occasion of the end of World War II in Berlin on May 2.

Read more

Russian Investigators Probe Wartime Nazi Massacres

Russia on Thursday launched a probe into three World War II-era atrocities in areas occupied by Nazi forces. The investigation was opened following findings in historical archives about killings in several locations in southern Russia’s Rostov region, including Zmiyovskaya Balka, a village where “no less than 27,000 people” were shot by firing squad. The massacres in August 1942 were perpetrated

Read more

Russian TV Airs 13M Names of Soviet WWII Casualties Ahead of 75th Victory Day

A Russian state-run television channel is airing the names of the nearly 13 million Soviet soldiers killed in World War II in the weeks leading up to the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. The project is a collaboration between Russia’s Defense Ministry and Memory of the People, an internet database that documents the conflict that Russia

Read more

Pro-Kremlin Disinformation Desperation: MH17 and WWII

This week, the pro-Kremlin disinformation machine has begun “preparations” for the MH17 trial and continued its attack on Poland. A few weeks from now, on March 9th, the District Court of the Hague will begin the criminal trial of four suspects for shooting down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. With the court date approaching, the pro-Kremlin disinformation machine is desperate to

Read more

Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Apologizes for ‘Pro-Russian’ Commemoration

Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum has apologized for hosting an “unbalanced” forum after the event drew criticism for showing what observers said were pro-Russian videos, Israeli media reported Monday. The clips shown at the Jan. 23 event in Jerusalem portrayed the Soviet Union as nearly the only victor over Nazi Germany, the Haaretz daily reported Monday, sparking backlash from

Read more

Opposition MPs outraged at Zelensky’s words about USSR causing WWII, Holocaust

08:46, 3 February 2020 Viktor Medvedchuk and Vadym Rabinovych deny that the Soviet Union was involved in the Holocaust. President Volodymyr Zelensky’s statement that the Soviet Union was the one to launch the WWII and the Holocaust is a blasphemy. Viktor Medvedchuk, Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life party said so.   “I’m definitely outraged at the fact that

Read more