What many people might not know is that after the epic defeat in 1939 by Nazi-Germany Polish forces regrouped in western Europe and Russia and fought on the side of British, US and even Soviet forces. They liberated Monte Cassino in Italy and moved into Berlin for the final capture of the German capital. When WWII ended Polish forces have been missing in the victory parade in 1945 in London! Poland has fallen into the Soviet domain and Churchill didn’t want to anger Stalin. So the picture of Polish soldiers on the red square in the 65th victory anniversary parade in Moscow is really something new! A late acknowledgment of the polish contribution of victory in WWII.
September 1. is the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II
World War II began like everyone knows with the attack of Nazi-Germany and Soviet Russia on Poland in 1939. Later Germany attacked Soviet Russia. Now Medvedev, Putin and his FSB/SWR (the KGB successor organization) comrades try to manipulate the history telling that Poland has been an ally of Nazi-Germany by spreading fake documentaries and aggressive press releases on that topic. The allegations are ridiculous saying that the foreign minister of Poland in 1939 was a German agent and that there has been a secret pact between Germany and Poland aimed at Russia signed in 1934… oh boy! That can’t be true – Soviets have been very good in manipulating history but these times should be over – it’s a shame
More info on the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact that defined the division of Poland between the Nazis and the Soviets: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov–Ribbentrop_Pact
Russian and German soldiers after the invasion on Poland
More on onet.pl (in Polish) can be found here: http://wiadomosci.onet.pl/10424,temat.html
Russians don’t have to copy Opel anymore. They simply bought it… not bad. It’s clearly a political move to sell it to Sbierbank.
Photo by _danus
“They are doomed” – this is what a Soviet Afghanistan Veteran said about the US & allied troops operating there today.
Documentary clip about a Soviet chopper pilot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOtZNDh2-Bo
… ah yea, and who messed everything up back in the 80’s? Well, the superpowers. These days we pay the price. I hope the western troops won’t make the same mistakes as the Soviets! Unfortunately it seems they do: http://defense-technologynews.blogspot.com/2008/09/nato-repeating-soviet-mistake-in.html
I’m sure most Americans don’t even know where Kyrgyzstan is on the map (would you know?) but what’s happening right now is an effect of Obamas “we are your friends” approach. Russians laugh about Obama and buy the Kyrgyz government meanwhile! The USA just lost an essential airbase that supports US troops in Afghanistan. … well done Obama? I still have a lot of trust in him but the insane stimulous package and his softie foreign policy makes me change my opinion quite rapidly… yes we can? do we? Ouch…