Why is the Great Patriotic War such a big deal to the Russians?
Over 26 million people of the Soviet Union, 18 million of whom were civilians, – the ultimate sacrifice and the “toll” of Victory.
It’s no exaggeration – every family in the post-Soviet countries has relatives or loved ones who served, died, worked on the home front, or was affected by the scariest of wars.
Thus, whenever their sacred memory is desecrated and the Nazis glorified – it’s personal.
Some countries may have a short historical memory. In Russia, we sure don’t.
💬 Vladimir Putin: “Our common duty is to prevent the revival of Nazism, which brought so much suffering to the people of different countries. It is necessary to preserve and pass on to posterity the truth about the events of the war years, common spiritual values, traditions of fraternal friendship.”
May 8 marks 55 years since the memorial architectural ensemble, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, was unveiled in the Alexander Garden by the walls of the Moscow Kremlin.
⭐️ The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a symbolic monument that pays tribute to soldiers who died in the Great Patriotic War. The idea to erect the memorial was conceived in 1966 on the 25th anniversary of the Nazis’ defeat in the Battle of Moscow. Ashes of Soviet soldiers killed in action outside Zelenograd were buried in the Alexander Garden on December 3 of the same year.
📃 Presidential Executive Order of November 17, 2009 granted the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier the status of a National Memorial of Military Glory in order to preserve its historical cultural legacy for the peoples of the Russian Federation. It was included in the state register of especially valuable cultural heritage sites of the peoples of the Russian Federation.
Memory – I was really little, but in our family, one grandfather fought for the Allies and the other, for Germany. So, that led to some familial issues, never to be discussed.
But I had a joy – being eldest, I was left to my own devices and – I listened to the stories from both sides and remember them to today.
Wow! I can’t imagine. My father was too young even for Korea. My grandfather was in WW1. We are part German. He said he hated it. All my uncles fought. In both theaters. They didn’t talk to much about it. I love your story. Grasshopper Kaplan’s relation is touching and a little heart rending. Foggy and cdvisions stories are touching too. Thanks for sharing and thanks for this post.
Major bonafide comment and respect to you amarynth. My mom was 17 during WWII and worked as a lab tech in a hospital several kilometers away from her north-west German town in Jever. She once told me that while she rode her bike to the hospital the “allies” were bombing her countryside (a very rural area with limited targets – I know as I’ve been there). When the war was near its end, she told me the Russians had liberated her small 1,000-yer-old town, fed the people and gave the kids candies. She’s gone now (bless her loving heart) but in my cupboards are a collection of Russian tea sets and assorted plates that she collected through the years after emigrating to the U.S. as tribute to those that had saved the life of her family and townspeople. Living in the U.S. I may be unpopular at the moment, but God bless Russia in her quest to quash the NAZI scum that reigns in ukraine (purposefully not capitalized)!
I have similar sentiments. In my family’s case, they were liberated by the Americans, Brits, Canadians and others. At the time they were starving and were being bombed by Avro Lancasters and B-17’s who were dropping food in Op Manna and Op Chowhound. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here.
My family was aware of the heavy lifting the Soviets were doing and have a different perspective than propagandized America.
Born in Canada in 1941, I have only vague recollections of The Great Patriotic War (a.k.a. WW2) itself. I do recall living, along with my mother and her sister, at the home of my maternal grandparents waiting anxiously for news of “the boys overseas”, including my father and uncle. I learned later that my uncle had some quite hazardous “up front” spotting and signals duties and that my dad had served with a tank corps in Holland during that country’s arduous liberation from Nazi occupation.
Apart from those worries and some minor inconveniences of sharing ration books to ensure that the “new baby” (me) got his full allotment of protein, there were no other “home front” issues that I can recall. Obviously, we on the western side of the “big pond” had things pretty easy compared to many others. The earliest major event in my life was the return of “the boys” in 1945. Neither my uncle nor my dad had a lot to say about it, but needless to say, neither of them took any exception to the virulent hatred of all things Nazi that followed, including the celebratory hanging of Hitler in effigy at the local ball park.
For some reason, even at four years old, that method of victory celebration struck me as quite gruesome and inappropriate. I find most of Russia victory celebrations, on the other hand, to be both civilised and inspiring, especially the awesome Immortal Battalion marches and the world’s most stirring national anthem.
Please transcribe President Putin´s Victory day speech and upload it on the Saker blog.
I suspect that western media will misquote his Speech.
Have a great Victory Day.
My grandfather, whom I never met, fought for Germany during WWII. He was a Czech immigrant to Austria, married with two small children. His firstborn was my dad. He died very early on in the war and was buried in some mass grave, like many Ukrainians are today. Fighting and dying for the wrong cause. When Austria was occupied by the Allies after WWII, Russian soldiers were part of life for my grandmother and my dad for 10 years. My dad told me the Russians were kind to him, despite the horrors of what the Nazis did to them, and he learned to speak some Russian as a child. I’ve always had a positive association with Russia, and that has been reinforced as I learned what took place then, and what has been taking place in Ukraine for the past 8 years. Russia was and will again be victorious. She is lead by the best.
Yes Hitler was a monster, but so was Stalin. The joint invasion of Poland was the original sin of WW2
No amount of Russian claims of virtue in eventually helping defeat Hitler can erase the Molotov-Robbemtrop Pact.
It truly was midnight of the 20th century.
I find it funny when amateurs talk about the “pact”. From the moment of its creation, Poland seized the territories of its neighbors and hatched plans to seize even larger territories, thereby being one of the actors of this war; Britain and France were preparing to start a war against the USSR in 1940 and created a coalition, of which Poland was a part. What should Stalin have done in such conditions? By the way, Poland had almost the same agreement with Hitler. Some narrow-minded people do not realize that war was inevitable. With or without a “pact”.
What is going on at the UN needs to be prioritized.
We document internationally the occupation of the Russian haters. Please feature Video of evidence of human rights violations of Ukraine! If this goes big, Ukraine losses all trust.
The UN has signed its own Death Warrant, having been greatly bastardised by the satanic empire.
This war is political and proof of war crimes in UN carries weight. Watch the video. This is a political victory for Putin and Russia. Here is the link.
You’re quite right WTFUD
Perhaps it was always the case, given the assassination of “modern Europe’s favorite son” UNSG Dag Hammarskjold shot down by the Brits on his way to peace talk in in the Congo in 1961 from eyewitnesses reports
The lapdog Swedish government didn’t even have the common decency to hold an inquiry.
More recently under H. Clinton as US Secretary of State, the UN Secretary General’s office has been infiltrated by the US State Department.
Even Guterres’ spokesperson is from State.
Always remember it was Rockefeller who donated the land for the UN building in NYC.
Why isn’t it located in a central European country like neutral Switzerland – with the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) & other international organisations?
Jusuf Dzhugashvili, a Georgian, was the second of two Bolshevist psychopaths , the first being Lenin, who terrorized and brutalized all the nations of the USSR, to include Russians, on an unimaginable scale, for 35 years
Nothing done by Stalin should be attributed to the Russian people. And credit for the defeat of the Third Reich belongs to the peoples of the Russia and the USSR alone. Stalin almost sealed Russias fate with his demented purge of Russias best military men in the late 1930’s. At best, he can only be given credit for getting the hell out of the way once brilliant leaders came to the fore
“Our common duty is to prevent the revival of Nazism, which brought so much suffering to the people of different countries. It is necessary to preserve and pass on to posterity the truth about the events of the war years, common spiritual values, traditions of fraternal friendship.”
Chinese perished under Imperialist Japan to a total of about 14 millions. The Americans have protected many Japanese war criminals because they were subservient and useful.
Yes, very few know that 20 million Chinese died as the result of World War 2.
To my deep shame, I am totally ignorant on this matter. Thank you.
“Protected” The grandfather of Abe, who has just stepped down as prime minister to be succeeded by an adopted brother, was declared a class A war criminal by the Yanks,then made prime minister. In Korea the Yanks put in power Korean officers who had served in the Japanese army. Among their activities had been rounding up young Korean girls for the Japanese sex slave camps. Abe warned the Japanese press only to refer to such poor wretched as willing prostitutes.
OK so we’ll add pimping to the long list of American war crimes – Genocide, assassinations, rape, torture, kidnapping. terrorism by proxy, drug & arms running, organ harvesting, money laundering, extortion, resource/land theft/confiscation . . . . . . . . .
They don’t even bother to hide these/their crimes now.
I grew up in a bunch of foster homes. One such was the home of Larry and Lotte pick. The Picks were both Holocaust survivors that I understand had been liberated as it were, from a German camp for Jews, they never spoke of it.
Larry had one hand that had been frostbitten and had scar tissue all over from that , which he didn’t have a pocket for.
I lived briefly with these folks, who were the most emotionally scarred people I ever knew. They were nice enough, but could not really have all the emotions that most enjoy, is how I want to say it.
Then there is my mother. She left Russia with me when it was very hard to get out, of course long after that war & long before this one. Her life was not individually defined by that war per se , but I guess it is an important insight into the times she grew up in that all of Russia would have been with some suppressed memory of the loss. Why I only recently learned of the 26 millions dead? It isn’t common knowledge, because if it were I do believe America might have a harder time funding and fueling this war against Russia , were most Americans to have any vague idea of what has already occurred they’d think twice about the son of the ….bad movie no one’s ever seen in America
Frankly I don’t like this weapon of democracy, which we aren’t allowed to actually have , not around here.
Bad to use the force of public opinion to propagate a bunch of lies.
Bad to start a nuclear war. If there is one, America started it. Bad. Too bad. Let’s not do that please….
I know they seem fairly determined to keep a war working ; but there has never been anything fair about the HegeMon.
Right after the end of WWII England, France and USA started an aggressive propaganda on how heroic their soldiers fought and won The Great War barely mentioning Soviet Union’s sacrifices. Or other countries, as a matter of fact. Only a few scholars wrote in detail about this but on the western Europe not to many read books. And real scholars are shy by their nature so the message got dissipated over the years. And now here we are with a few generations indoctrinated repeating the history they didn’t/couldn’t learn at that time.
The Great War was 1914-18 at which time there was no Soviet Union
Dates of Second War 1939-1945 were different from those of USSR 1941-1945 and USA 1941-1945
These facts often get missed by people living outside UK and British Empire
France has 1939-1940 as its main dates
Sorry, but the Japanese launched their all-out invasion of China in 1937,cheered on by Germany and Poland,who in turn invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938.By September 1939 millions of Koreans and Chinese are already dead. As late as 1941 Japan was getting its intelligence on the Soviet Union from Polish spies.
I am very interested in your source material related to Poland cheering invasion of China. Could you post some info or links please.
Poland enjoys one of the best in breed mathematicians in the history who firstly decipher encryptions of Bolsheviks and outmaneuvered generals Budionny and Tukhachevski during Poland-Bolsheviks war in 1920. Subsequently during WW2 they cracked Nazi codes (Enigma), so alliance intelligence knew in advance about planned actions of Wehrmacht, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe and other military formations. Unfortunately, Hollywood gave all the credit to Britons and other allies, practically marginalising the true contributors of that landmark leverage. Am I surprised? Not at all. “My plea is that history should be the history of the human race, not of one small country or period.” I attach link to a tiny, but powerful “book” (24 pages). Chapeau bas to the author for his perspective.
Enigma was a commercial cipher machine captured/stolen from diplomatic pouch by Poland and cracked by Marian Rejewski and his team who shared the info with their treaty partners France. Paris arranged for it to be delivered to Waterloo Station and the British started work – however the Polish work was on a 4-wheel device and Germany switched to a 5-wheel device which is the one Bletchley cracked
I would argue that something different is to come up with the idea first (e.g. Dunlop who invented pneumatic tyre) and subsequently perfect it while claiming its majority share in overall success by pumping PR balloon.
By all means start hostilities in 1937 – after all 12 Dec 1937 is when Japanese aircraft sank USS Panay on the River Yangtse and the USA …………did………zilch.
In fact USS Panay and the non-reaction of USA to Japanese attack on a US warship is one of the things that convinced the new Prime Minister in UK – who succeeded Baldwin in May 1937 – that UK could expect NO help or support from USA if it faced a two-front war against Germany and Japan due to Anti-Comintern Pact of 25 Nov 1936.
With the revocation of the 1935 Hoare-Laval Pact because of outrage from the Manchester Guardian and firing of Hoare and Laval, UK now faced Italy as a potential enemy too and Mussolini joined the Anti-Comintern Pact in 1937 allying with German and Japan.
So Chamberlain had no option since France under Daladier had no wish to fight or honour its treaties with Poland or Czechoslovakia but to agree to Mussolini’s proposal for a Locarno Treaty Conference in Munich in 1938.
So you are right to include China but should go back to 1931 then not to 1937.
Clearly the US had no appetite for fighting and preferred to egg on other people from the sidelines – much as FDR blackmailed Chamberlain into a guarantee for Poland – and fell out with his friend Kennedy, the US Ambassador in London
Chamberlain fully supported Nazi Germany and conspired with Daladier. The entire British and French elites – business, political and military – supported the rise of Nazi Germany and its project to go east and destroy Bolshevism. The US was fully enough informed of this, especially by the US Ambassador to Paris, Bullard, who had lengthy weekly phone calls with FDR. The most accessible books are by Dr. Michael Jabarra Carley, such as “1939, The Alliance That Never Was and The Coming of World War 2”. Don’t miss Chamberlain’s letters to his sisters, in which he is proud of hoodwinking Labour politicians. By far the most damning book on this subject is only in French, but it’s well worth the effort if you can. That is « le Choix de la défaite » by Dr. Annie Lacroix-Riz, Professor Emeritus of Contemporary History at University of Paris (7eme). It’s still in print. Here’s one damning fact out of so many in her book: Throughout the 1920’s, French banks were loaning money to Germany for rearmament at 3% while they were starving their own French businesses with tight money at 8%. There is only one reason they do that.
British and French support of fascism as the way for the rulers to maintain their grip on the lower classes dates from the early 1920’s and never slackened. Carley has written extensively and is very readable for a general audience; but because he had to be careful as the dean of Canadian historians, he usually didn’t use blunt language. So fascists become right-wingers, and certain topics aren’t broached because they aren’t in the business archives that Lacroix-Riz researched.
Clown Shows: Alex Christoforou now ends with “Clown Shows”. Well, here’s one from « le Choix de la défaite ». At a Radical Party conference in 1936 or ’38, Édouard Herriot gave a speech in which he said the Bolscheviks were trying to bankrupt France by conning them into building a war machine to match Germany’s, and he, Herriot, as Prime Minister, refused to fall for this trick. The politicians gave his speech a standing ovation, followed by everyone singing La Marsellaise. That’s the kind of people who ran France. I used to think American contempt for the French began with the hesitations of VIchy-era Admiral Darlan in 1942. Now I realize any fool could see from a great distance that France and Britain refused, as policy, to do anything about Nazi rearmament, if you didn’t see how they actually stoked it. Importantly, this did not end in 1945. Herriot should have seen the guillotine for treason, but instead he won elections as late as 1956. The OSS/CIA started the Gehlen Organization the week before the Nazi surrender. Gehlen’s Nazis killed, I just learned, over 200,000 people in the Ukraine by 1955.
In truth, the war never ended, it’s just that the war sometimes went nameless, and when it had a name, the names changed. But the goal, total domination of the US and the UK and the suppression of the lower classes, well that has never changed.
In Poland 17 September 1939 will always be commemorated as the unfair act of Stalin aggression (to put it mildly). Likewise, Katyn and bestial murder of Polish officers by NKWD thugs in the spring of 1940. Like it or not, but facts are brutal. So do not be surprised that in some European countries 1939-1945 is the official date range for WW2
Nonsense, the Poles fell for Chamberlain’s Machiavellian phoney guarantee to Poland, which embolded the Polish government to face down Hitler over Danzig etc. As Chamberlain anticipated Hitler attacked East but his hopes of. an immediate German -Soviet War were checkmated by. Stalin. The UK gave no aid to Poland (unlike it’s contemporary military aid to Finland) and not only did not come to the defence of its ally but even refused Poland a loan (Finkel, “The Chamberlain-Hitler Collusion””)
Nobody can deny the murder of thousands of Polish officers by the killers of Beria. The official documents have been available for some time now.
No, it’s not at all certain,CF G. Furr,” The mystery of the Katyn Massacre” (2018). There is a strong suspicion the documents were forged by Yeltsyn and co. However that may be, there is no doubt that the Ukrainian Nazis massacred upwards of 100000 Poles including many children who had their heads bashed in with axes. Even some SS members were revolted. Yet it is these very monsters that Poland now embraces, passing over in silence their enormities. Ask yourself why!
I deny it. This is German propaganda, beneficial to the United States and supported by Gorby and Yeltsin. https://web.archive.org/web/20170509191459/http://www.katyn-books.ru/library/index.html
“Likewise, Katyn and bestial murder of Polish officers by NKWD thugs in the spring of 1940.”
Not proven. I advise you to find and read the famous French writer A. Deco, “The Great Riddles of the XX century”. From the testimonies presented in his book: Catherine Devillier testifies that her uncle and childhood friend were alive at the beginning of the war (1941). She got into the museum, which the Germans organized in Katyn and found their names in the lists of “killed” by the NKVD. The testimony of Monsieur Kulmo, a Belgian – “In September 1941, at Stalag II D, we were announced the arrival of six thousand Poles. They were expected, but only three hundred arrived. Everything is in a terrible state, from the West. The Poles at first were like in a dream, they did not speak, but gradually began to move away. I remember one captain, In Inzensky. I understood a little Polish, and he understood French. He said that the Krauts there, in the East, had committed a monstrous crime. Almost all of their friends, mostly officers, were killed. Vinzensky and others said that the SS destroyed almost the entire Polish elite.”
The testimony of a certain Spaniard who wished to remain incognito – “In 1941, I covered the events on the Eastern Front and was near Smolensk when the 1st battalion of the Luftwaffe arrived there.
One friend worked with me, a man who was crystal honest, brilliant, extremely intelligent and quite secretive.
One October or November evening (maybe in December, it was all so long ago), he came back completely white, he was shaking. After a while, he was able to say, “I’ve been in a nightmare that’s hard to even imagine.” He went on to say that on behalf of a person whose name I cannot reveal, he contacted the SS unit. Together with them he went to the forest between Smolensk and Liozno. There were several hundred Polish officers under SS guard. At first, the Poles dug holes, then the SS shot them in the back of the head and kicked the body if the person did not fall himself.” https://web.archive.org/web/20170513120034/http://www.katyn-books.ru/library/velikie-zagadki-xx-veka.html – Russian text.
All this is Goebels propaganda.
Absolutely. However, if I were to redo my university studies, I will choose the US History subject, because Chapter I: D-Day, Chapter II: Pearl Harbor, Chapter III: Miscellaneous. Nice and brief, very easy to graduate without the need to remember a whole lot of dates, names etc. as compared to let say the Egyptian History or the Greek, Russian, Chinese, Persian, Indian… which could be pretty long and difficult.
First they had to discredit the former ally before they started to glorify their soldiers………Let’s be specific. It was primarily Truman and Churchill who changed the narrative officially pinpointing the USRR as the world’s public enemy no 1. The son of the horse trader from Missouri (Truman) and the owner of the haberdashery shop that went bankrupt – the official assassinator of hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians (directly and indirectly) by atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 – despite the fact he had already known well in advance that in June 1945 Japan was effectively knocked out and the ruling Prince Konoye was a strong advocate of peace. He even asked Stalin to mediate in peace talks. And perhaps this was a straw that broke camel’s back. Yankees wanted to prevent the Soviet Union entering the East Asia despite having already agreed to it in Yalta. The bombs were dropped 2 days after the Red Army crossed the border with Manchuria. 6 and 9 August 1945 were days marking the end of the “friendship” between the US and the USSR…………However the world did not know about it yet, so someone had to come in rescue. But not yet. Firstly, following the “Iron Fist” announced by Truman in January 1946 the re-education of American nation was far from over. Dulles contribution to United Nations Charter (infamous articles 51 & 52) officially isolated the USSR and cemented political division to two combating blocks. Uncle Joe desperately needed someone “trustworthy” who could convince the American public opinion that “the enemy” is serious, possessive and desiring new space……….Who could have been better candidate to convey the right message if not the passionate Stalin opponent and political loser with proper dossier and plenty of free time? Churchill of course…………who as a private person visited the US and supported Truman (famous 5 March 1946 speech in Fulton, MO) in effective denigration of Stalin, the USSR, but primarily the planned economy phenomenon that was the major fear to American doctrine (as opposed to kinetic war or Iron Curtain narrative that btw was coined by Goebbels, but stolen by Churchill). Truly. Uncle Joe was scared to death that planned economy would have become to model paradigm to the world while they wished to salvaged the world according to their own recipe. Like it or not, but they have succeeded……….at least until know. On this backdrop SMO features itself in completely new angle……….”May your life be interesting”
In an interview (available on Youtube) with Roland Dumas, former French president Mitterrand’s foreign minister, the former foreigner minister talked about the negotiation with Gorbachev prior to German reunification. The Western allies were surprised by Gorbachev’s demand one day in Moscow who demanded that the monuments to the Russian victory against the Nazis in Central and Eastern Europe should be maintained after the Russians pulled back their troops. The Westerners thought that to be a sentimental idea and promised to comply, just like they promised that Nato would not expand East by one inch.
To the Russians that was important – the monuments and Nato. The Westerners broke their promises. Nato expanded, and instead of monuments commemorating the victory against the Nazis, Ukrainian nationalists have built monuments to honor the Nazi-collaborator Stepan Bandera.
when I was young, I read of the exploits of the Red Army at Stalingrad and as they pursued the retreating Nazis all the way to Berlin, the incredible sacrifices they made. an Honorable Army defending its people which continues to the present day.
My dad fought 6 years in WW2. He was an English soldier – brought into the war a a young working class kid. he never really spoke about his experiences or what he did, but he did let slip one day that he ended the war in Lvov (of all places). He did, however, pass on how warmly he and his comrades felt about Soviet troops. You only have to look at the historical photos of allied troops meeting Soviet troops to see the truth
Something has gone horribly wrong with the political class.
“Something has gone horribly wrong with the political class”
Nah, they are the same as they have always been, they have just let the mask slip.
I would say that something has gone horribly wrong with the working class, most are hopelessly brainwashed in to loving their oppressors.
That’s a bit hard on us workers. Its not like we have much choice other than to be shat on.
My point being that the working class is now not political, most aren’t unionised anymore.
Most follow the narrative and are ignorant of why they are where they are, as opposed to previous generations understanding the dynamics.
Most have lost the concept of class struggle and are just as materialistic as the upper classes.
With respect, the most famous Englishman ever to of lived, Clement Attlee, gave you and me the ability to be free from the establishments yoke of Tyranny.
The lack of education, racism and greed and shitting on each other are tools used by the establishment to remove that rule of law, and our democracy. We only have ourselves to blame. But we never vote Tory, so you’d better look closer to home for the culprits!
Previous generations learned, the empire doesn’t exist, we are all jock Thompson bairns, and that we have the power to remove those degenerates who supply the methods and means of corruption to our younger generations and destruction of our societies. Deregulation! Wars!
Goodness me, Thatcher herself told you, there is no such thing as society.
As a member of the English working class I can relate that they will shit on each other for advantage/profit whenever the opportunity presents itself. Fuck knows where the fantasy of “working-class solidarity” originated.
Ain’t that the truth!
Still when the dust settles and Russia is victorious the shackles will come off, definitely maybe. Also we’re talking about the western working class; the eastern working/under class have borne the brunt of the political class’s policies/exploitation.
God bless your dad bro, I totally understand your point and sadly most of the western world does not. Something has indeed gone wrong with the political class, but with their underlings as well. Where will it go from here? Well, I see light at the end of the tunnel, I hope you do as well.
Same with my Dad,he volunteered in 1939 with his Brother,but dads Brother was under age so rejected untill later,Dad served with the Coldstream Guards through Europe from France saw the horror of Bergen Belsen first hand, ending up at wars end in North Germany Baltic coast,his Brother was a gunner on a aircraft Carrier in the Pacific,his ship took two strikes from Japanese Kamikazi,both would be horrified by the way Russians are treated these days,i remember when that rat David Cameron tried to stop British Atlantic convoy veterans from getting a medal from Russia,this is the sort of vermin we are dealing with.
I quite honestly believe that our God is pleased with this blog and His humans who serve him in it’s continued availability.
I feel very privileged to have access to such legitimate and authentic knowledge.
Robert: I share your belief. My admiration and gratitude to Andrei and all of the volunteers who labor to keep this site as rich as it is. You lift the spirits of many people. Thank you all so much.
Such wonderful comments! Yes, I believe so too.
Amarynth: yea, well, you’re not posting my comments. what are you moderators, a bunch of snobs!?
I don’t moderate comments, but if your comments don’t get posted, this may help you as to why: http://thesaker.is/moderation-policy/
Same story here. My grandfather from my mother side fought against Soviet Union and was POW. Came home in 1956 from Siberia. My grandfather from my mother side fought against Germany together with 2 eldest sons. All 3 survived on the last battle against Nazis in Tatra Mountains, Czechoslovakia and came home. We celebrated Victory Day since I can remember.
Happy Victory day!
A bit of light humour……….
The International Association of Military Museum Curators has today sent a signed open letter of protest NATO headquarters.
This protest letter follows the recent (and ongoing) seizure of many items of historical importance from military museums and collections throughout the West and their subsequent shipment to Ukraine.
The museum curators have expressed “outrage at the removal from public and private museums of prized collections and exhibits of vintage, historical, and other obsolete military vehicles, weapons, and other equipment, including rare guns dating back to WW2 and vehicles dating back to the 1960’s and 1970’s”.
The Curators informed us that “the final straw” came when Portugal, at the request of the US, removed a number of restored WW2 era field guns (of the US M114 designation) from exhibitions and display plinths in various museums. The guns were then packaged for despatch to Ukraine.
This followed on from the pillaging of other museum collections of vintage and obsolete Korean and Vietnam era APC’s such as the M113. Old armoured vehicles were taken from museums and stores from all over Europe and all over the US to send to Ukraine, with the non-bullet proof, and therefore militarily useless M113 being particularly sought after.
A German Curator stated that the removal from plinths in public museums of WW2 Panzers to send to Ukraine would not be tolerated. The Curator went on to say that sending rare and fragile historical German military vehicles to Ukraine should not be allowed. He expressed concern that less rare museum pieces and exhibits, such as the Gepard (for which ammunition would have to be specially made), would not meet current EU and US exhaust emission control limits and would upset the environmental lobby if they were not retrofitted with catalytic converters before being sent to Ukraine.
The British National Tank Museum also expressed particular concern that the Johnson regime may be considering sending to Ukraine their prized collection of “Mark 1” tanks (the largest collection of this WW1 era tank in the World).
The International Association of Military Museum Curators has warned NATO that they will seek an EU wide and US wide Court Injunction to prevent the removal of any more vintage and historical exhibits from museums and collections, and block their export to Ukraine.
Finally, we have learned today that the International Historical Aircraft Collectors Society are also seeking legal protection from NATO confiscation of their historical fighter aircraft exhibits, especially 1950s era Migs which they fear NATO may try and take down from display and send to Ukraine.
This “light humour” could actually be seriously useful in spreading the truth of what ‘The West’ is doing to Ukraine!
I’m no writer, so apologies, if I fail to convey my thinking adequately…but, here goes:
In the hands of a clever writer, the information you posted (especially with specific quotes from the museum curators) could be used as a sort of disguise in an article that outlines the facts of NATO’s true intentions –
(which, as we know, is ‘not to aid’ defense of Ukraine, but to prolong Russia’s military op there, while also aggressively provoking escalation into a full blown war)
– and, while expressing the curators’ outrage at the loss of these museum pieces, the clever author could emphasize that:
1. Such obsolete military equipment offers no real help to Ukraine’s soldiers (& likely only gets more of them killed)
2. These ‘museum pillaged weapons’ represent trickery by NATO countries of their own citizens – whose tax money, believed to be ‘designated as military aid to Ukraine’ is actually ending up in the pockets of bureaucrats.
My overall point here is that –
– By making articles ‘seem’ to be emphasizing the curator’s outrage at the “loss of museum pieces” (while including the specific inadequacies of such old, obsolete ‘weapons’)
– And weaving truth about the whole Ukraine ‘thing’ throughout the midst of the articles…
…the author/s might be able to sneak such writings past both internet censorship ‘and’ the self-censored minds of people who’ve been suckered into buying the mainstream narratives..
I probably haven’t explained my thoughts very well, but I honestly think this “Association of Military Museum Curators” letter of protest could be the perfect ‘angle’ for a clever/tricky journalist to write a story that has a good chance of getting ‘the Truth’ out into the public realm.
Thank you, you “got it”.
Yes, although this was a little piece of fun it came with a serious and powerful potential for those who have the eyes to see (and to put the wind up 77th Brigade who read every comment on this blog).
You saw saw that potential and developed it.
Now you have the idea to use such potential, and your own creativity, to create other pieces of humour in the information space to counter the official narratives. Post them in unexpected places and in creative ways.
The British Guy called “Crazy Times” who used to post comments here did it all the time – but sadly many of his comments went over the heads of the readers as the humour element was lacking.
Using humour (or a bit of sarcasm) to illustrate the massive lies, deceit, and general nonsence spread by Spec-Ops Psychological Warfare units through the western Mass Media is not difficult, and the potential for causing damage to the enemy simply by using some words and visual illustrations is again massive.
Using “Counter Propaganda” or “Counter Psyops” is not just the domain of the Governments and Military – all people can do it, and together we can act as a counter weight to the often highly flawed and ridiculous western attempts at creating and controlling narratives is massive.
The popular Youtuber “AwakenWithJP”, does exactly that. JP is in fact an expert in psychological operations and Propaganda, and using humour and visual ques through his videos (with a bit of NLP too) he helps to make people recognise they are being played by other powerful propaganda / psyops
My quickly scribbled comment, which took about 30 mins or so to come up with (including finding fitting links), shows that “Counter Propaganda” and “Counter Psyops” can be undertaken by anyone with a reasonable level level of written skill and imagination.
The potential to crush the western narratives in the information space is huge – just remember not to go head to head to head with the masses – use Judo throws to use the unballenced narratives weight against them, and dont feed the Trolls (who are at worst fools, and at “best” NCOs in Psyops Units trying to draw threats out and identify them).
Happy Victory Day!
I forgot to post these two links to videos that show how others are taking the information warfare fight to the NATO enemy through humour (which is often more powerful than the “fear” button NATO military psyops like to use):
1) Fresh back from being trained by NATOs best “Instructors & Advisors” in Poland, a Ukrainian Mortar “Expert” passes on this training to new recruits in Ukraine:
2) “Unedited” NATO drone footage of the sinking of a Russian warship by Ukraine in the Black Sea has been leaked to the press:
3) Top International Mercenary, self-styled tough-guy, and “Hero” of the British people, Corporal Aiden Aslin, calls his Mum and asks her to help get him out of a Russian Prison:
The potential to rip to shreads the western psyops is huge – we just need to stop falling for western psyops that “Russia has lost the media war” (they have not, they are just not as good as Psyops as the west) and counter attack with humour, ridicule, and counter narratives.
Remember – whatever the western media say is “Psyops” in one form or another, and although the
British 77th Brigade Psychological warfare operations and US Spec-Ops Command Psychological warfare units dominate the information space, they do not control it:
calling this a bit of light humor is confusing to me — unless this is all some kind of cruel joke. If there is any truth to this story it is an outrage. I can readily see this as sarcasm. But also, absurd as it is, it is believable.
Before I invest any more energy in this issue, someone please say that this is an ugly attempt at humor.
Yes this is, I’m sure, just humor.
The museum curators are in fact replacing the newly emptied spaces with special exhibits glorifying the Ukrainian ‘Hero’ Stepan Bandera as well as the contributions of SS Galicia to world peace and LGBTQ…. rights.
If there’s any doubt; I’m joking too.
Slava Bogu! Slava Mat Rossiya! (apologies for any incorrect spelling, grammer etc.)
Great humor! Believable? Yes, Rumsfeld was delighted to see Baghdad museums looted.
Why the hell are they sending them to Ukraine?
Both my parents served in the Royal Navy during that terrible war: he was career, she for the duration.
He was sunk at Narvik and the Malta Convoys, both times witnessing great loss of life.
She lost her only and much adored brother during the Battle of Britain.
She told me that early in their marriage, she persuaded him to attend an Armistice Day ceremony, and his obvious distress decided her to never repeat it.
She also told me that his worst memory was that as Hermione was sinking slowly by the stern, he was on the bridge on the intercom to some of his crew who were trapped in a stern compartment, who knew they were going to drown, and he knew that his duty was to stay talking to them to the end.
Neither of them ever expressed any animosity towards “the Germans”, since they were professionals and knew their duty. Father even went to Kiel to attend a Narvik reunion, where he was presented with the sword that he’d lost during Hardy’s crew’s rescue and that had been recovered by the Norwegian Resistance. I have it now.
The notion that they could have felt any animosity towards “the Russians” is utterly absurd: they stood with Russia then, and I am honouring both their memory and my own sense of decency to stand with Russia now.
The UK today has politicians, ministers with Indian and Pakistani names, who happen to be very aggressive against Russia, and even aggressive against India and Pakistan for being friendly with Russia. They sort of forgot how the British massacred Indians and Asians in the past. Well?
Are you kidding? Wealthy Asians, Indians & Pakistanis in particular are complicit in their country’s exploitation by the British? This began with the boundaries/partition lines the British intentionally drew ensuring never ending regional conflict and thus enabling control.
For example the twisted little poisoned dwarf Priti Patel (an immigrant herself ) loves to go that extra mile for her Party bosses. Why? For power and personal gain.
You’re 100% right WTFUD.
Suffering total amnesia of the quite literally millions of Indians who regularly died from famine during the British Raj and how the country was looted of its wealth (e.g. Kolkata, aka Calcutta, was the richest city in India before the Raj, after it, it was the poorest) the Indian middle class see themselves as the successors to the British East India Co. – not its victims, sadly.
East India company was run by zios as was the opium drug trade with China
Brown people have to prove that they are whiter than white when they want to rise to prominence in the West.
lapdogs need to bark louder to prove their worth to the master.
Priti Patel for example is awfully shameless and was fired for consorting with the israel in secret multiple timea and then was reinstated under this gov
No animosity, ” they were professionals.” I’m stuck for words. My late father served in RN convoys.
Disgusting as well how Canada’s Justin Trudeau and christia freeland are fawning over zelensky today in Kyiv. “We will hold accountable Russia for its war crimes” already he is the judge and jury. The CBC is such a terrible organization it’s worse than anything out of the U.S..
And this same hypocrite scum Trudeau a few months ago labeled the trucker convoy protesters Nazis. Today he is literally next to real Nazis in Ukraine. This is the hypocrisy of our western governments.
Although I can figure why the Russians are so sensitive to the topic of nazism, I have the feeling that they focus exclusively on the executants/useful idiots and not enough on the puppeteer. When will Putin or the russian officials call a cat a cat and mention the need to restore the rule of Christ against an ideology that is 1000% dedicated to the eradication of the gospels and its values? You have a unique situation where the people who are not ashamed to use the Azov bataillons, who practice routinelly accusatory inversion, are also pushing heavily the LGBT agenda, hyper materialism, the destruction of the family, the destruction of human identity AND the transformation of the human DNA. It has nothing to do with WWII nazism; it is even worst.
The puppeteers are nihilists.
There are many other believes and religions which claim to be equally true. I am deeply opposed to the ongoing construction of a polarity: atheism/materialism = evil and christian/orthodox = good.
First, there are many truly good people not believing in a religion, secondly there are many other religions than christianity. Islam is the one practiced by the most people on earth.
Imho one should criticize the current wrongs by actually focusing on what people do instead of labelling them with etiquettes. Then you’ll notice that there are “bad” and “good” people in every belief system.
Jean: I believe that President Putin has pretty much in effect already done what you wish for. Not front page news in the West however.
One of those not so obvious points I haven’t seen made anywhere else. Nazism without a shred of humanity. The WWII Nazis mostly loved their kids, these maniacs only love their tattoos and hiding amongst civilians.
Maybe this is a weakness, the L whatever’s identify as victims, there certainly should be a way to exploit that. Oh we are so exploited. Help us, and voila the cry baby politicians send our stuff over to support them. Zelenski lecturing Jews can’t be going over real well with their true believers.
We should all die so Nazis will thrive, how can this travesty ever be forgiven.
“Nazis mostly loved their kids” but murdered everyone else’s.
Yeah. That‘s why You‘re all dead today.
Oh, wait. Which Country lost 25% of its population? Couldn‘t have been Germany now, Could it?
Defeating Nazism means defeating Bono and U2 who presumably played in an air raid shelter today. Bobo and the Blunt are NOT loved by our dear Andrei Martyanov.
“U2 do not have a fraction of musical talent ABBA have. If not for (fvcking) genius Brian Eno this shitty band wouldn’t ever made it big. Eno had an issue with McLaren and decided that he can promote mediocrities to a star status, in the times when it was fashionable to take shitty punk bands and turn them into big pop stars.” – A. Martyanov
Rammstein….now that’s a band!
Oh … hell yeah! One of my faves. Have all their stuff. Think I’ll put some on. Thanks Prospector!
How about Turbonegro or Neubauten?
You do not speak German I take it;)
Rammsteins lyrics are pure GloboHomo but Westerners hear German words and think its “based”.
I cannot hear well what Til is singing : Du hast… or Du hasst…
If memories are well served by the repetition of goodwill toward all men/women, then they are either disregarded or forgotten when ill will becomes the norm.
When two sides differ enough, the conflict is so costly that none could imagine it could ever be repeated. And now here we are again.
You have put the conundrum well, “…never to be discussed.”
Subjective life experiences mould and shape our worldview almost unconsciously, as mine was at a very young age, by the War on Vietnam. The Vietnamese call it “The American War.”
I was raised by parents who did not discuss politics and therefore I often wonder if my politicisation sprang from an innate sense of injustice and empathy.
The life experiences and resulting resilience of the people of Russia will be their saving grace.
I can’t say the same for the many millions in the West who have for too long lived easy lives on credit, using the wealth seized from the world’s poorest nations. Those who profit at the expense of others will ultimately be the poorer. Chickens always come home to roost.
The realisation of the West’s collective predicament is evident by the political and social conflagration now underway throughout the US and her vassal states.
I have no doubt Russia will surely survive and flourish in her latest battle, because she has nothing to lose, and everything to gain, by using her steeled resolve forged in the battle for survival over generations.
They know the true meaning of sacrifice.
“Chickens do come home to roost”, which is why they are inded ready to blow up the planet!
The price in debt for those centuries on credit is incalculable! msut be paid! Nature always finds a way to make up pay our bills!
Most of guilty and billed Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, do not even want to talk a deal, compromise, redress in mutual prosperity. They are ready to blow it all up and be done
Alternatively there is however a serious joing-up at the middle towards the bottom everwhere..lots of famlies and children, of all colors…Children of all colors, quick, in a hurry, as if there is some kind of deadline to meet!!
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Trudeau is brain damaged by all the acid trips taken by his mother. Also, does anyone know why there is a blown up APC in front of the Canadian Embassy?
On this special Victory Day, I highly recommend listening to the song ” All Roads Lead To Moscow” by Al Stewart. It will tug at your heartstrings!
My mother is Scottish and lived in England during the blitzkrieg. Uncle Frank survived the Bataan Death March, a Japanese soldier slammed him in the face with a rifle butt for showing his Union Jack tattoo. He wore the two missing teeth with pride.. My grandfather on my father’s side fought in the Danish resistance. His stories kept us all up at night.
My wife is from the Philippines, hee mother lost her entire family to the Japanese. Sadly today few remember.
I visited the shrine at the Cabanatuan prison camp, close to my wife’s families home. The caretaker told me that we were the first to visit in several years.
Our culture is shallow that way. I have great respect for the Russians for vowing to never forget. It is one reason why they will not lose this fight.
Using the term nazi is stupid and ignorant.
The national socialism German workers party no longer exists
Ergo party members don’t exist.
So people are using the label nazi for emotional response reasons.
Honesty compels us to use accurate labels like fascists or even just azov. The name they give themselves.
Zelensky and Co are fascists
According to the Oxford dictionary there are two definitions of Nazism: The historical: the political principles of the National Socialist German Workers Party, and the derogatory: extreme racist or authoritarian views of behavior.
Obviously, the Azovs fit the second definition.
They do espouse the principles of the German Nazi Party as well have Nazi symbols as well as engage in Nazi salutes as well as worship Hitler and Bandera. It’s clear they fit the second definition as well.
I should have said: It’s clear they fit the FIRST definition as well.
When Wernher von Braun was asked how did they come up with all those new inventions (I guess laser too is from the Germans) he aswered: – We did not invent anything. It was given to us
1939-1945 War was fought against Germans and Austrians and not Nazis which is Newspeak to avoid upsetting Germans and implying they were occupied by extraterrestrials and forced to wage war against their instincts.
However Waffen-SS was a Party Organ not Wehrmacht and answerable to Heinrich Himmler and Banners linked to Waffen-SS as did 14th Galician
So Nazi is appropriate for those using SS runes and symbols and adopting vocabulary of Waffen-SS
There were/are Nazi collaborators in every European country, just varying in degree.
The very same cabal who financed Hitler prior to and at the beginning of WW11 are directly related to the people and organisations who finance Azov, Right Sector, Al-Qaeda. ISIS and most other terrorist organisations in existence today. These psychopaths with delusions of world domination have their agents/collaborators/saboteurs in every Governing/Policy Decision making body in almost every country in the world, even Russia.
How sick and twisted is it that the American taxpayer fund their Government’s ‘War On Terror’ when they are themselves ‘The Terror’. America is a lost cause – the illusion of choice at the ballot box, both sides/runners financed by the same corporations with the only difference being the private individuals bankrolling candidates/parties – To have any chance of a meaningful existence ‘The Great Unwashed’ would need to identify all the politicians/elite profiting from these illegal wars, those who hold shares in these Defence companies or receive campaign funds from those organisations – Pelosi for one has already been outed – Theresa May another – George Bush would have to be crucified several times for his sins. – I expect that a good 60-70% of western politicians are complicit in the genocide taking place today across the globe.
they call them selves neo nazis.
THUS THEY ARE NAZIS!
Get a grip on reality bro!
Nazis nazis NAZIS!
Correct definition is that NAZI’s are bankers boys – see this photo :
Hjalmar Schacht, Hitler’s Economic minister, founder with Bank of England chief Montague Norman of the Bank of International Settlements, Basel, used for the Versailles WWI reparations which led to WWII.
NSDAP election money from Norman and Prescott Bush (granpa) of Harriman Bros, paid for the regime change in 1933. Liberal economist Abba Lerner blurted out if Germany had accepted Schacht’s austerity, Hitler would not have been necessary.
Fast forward to 2014 – Nuland admitted then $5 billion for the Maidan coup, and billions later. Now Biden sends $30 billion.
Sanktions are bankers boys pranks.
And now the bankers know full well they are utterly and irredeemably bankrupt. $2 quadrillion nominal unpayable debt makes the Versailles debt look like peanuts. So they go for global austerity, Reset, and cannot accept Russia and China and India not playing along, and presenting an alternative to their defunct, fossil, bankrupt swamp.
To deNazify, the transatlantic financial system must be reorganized, otherwise well funded bankers boys and girls will pop up again.
At 1944 our Father was dead. Being the eldest son of three boys, i had some ‘ shouldering’ to bear, to give to the boys and our widowed, communist mother. The Soviet People gave soul and heart, to survive German fascism and axis reactionaries.
We have never forgotten the sacrifices of the Russian innocent souls. The 28.000.000+ of the heroes.!
They are the ever blooms of the fields of Mars. For ever RED..!
For freedom and enduring peace.
Piace Comrades, Peace!
my father fought @ dieppe & dunkirk. he was in his 30s when he went, one of the 1st to sign up, he didn’t have to b/c of his age. he wanted to fight nazism, there was no question in his mind that he would have to do whatsoever he could to prevent that ideology from ruling the world. he never spoke about the war…he suffered terrible nightmares & we learned about his war years mostly from the night terrors. he was in the tanks, a sergeant major, & most of the men under him were barely 20, part of his job was to inform the parents & mail home the boy’s belongings, tags & medals. death, as i learned from his nightmare’s, in a burning tank is awful.
he told me he fought so that i would have the freedom to say whatever i wanted & to be a peacenik. while he never talked about his war, he did say…the russians won the war. the americans were hopeless braggarts & the french were not much better. he loved the soviet fighters & taught me to appreciate all they had done for saving the world. we always marked may 9th. bless russia, bless putin, bless lavrov, patrushev, shoigu, glazyev. bless the people of russia, you were our saviour & shall be once again.
one of the 1st to sign up
Must have been enthusiastic ! My father and uncles waited until the invitations were sent out and the King invited them to report to Aldershot. After all National Service (Armed Forces) Act 1939 went into force 3 Sept 1939 and everyone was welcome with an invitation
Yay for you. Russia fought in a Jew orchestrated civil war amongst European Christians, and came out on top of 20+ million corpses, most of which being Russian. If it weren’t for Jewish power, Germany wouldn’t have been forced to invade Russia (then run by Jews). The US (still run by Jews) has forced Russia to undertake preemptive action in Ukraine. Do you see a pattern here?
European Christians still don’t know their real enemy, they avert their eyes in obeisance. That’s real power and it doesn’t require pomp and circumstance.
Funny that those Jews who had so much power were unable to prevent the Holocaust.
Can’t prevent something that was invented many years after it was meant to have happened…
So all those eyewitness. Accounts by Soviet and Allied soldiers who liberated the concentration camps are just lies, as are the accounts of survivors? Where is your evidence that contradicts such accounts? There are even invoices for the ovens. You’ll be telling us that they were to make cakes,!
People who hate every Jew are like people who hate every Black etc. (i.e., every OTHER type of bigot that exists): they are (i.e., each individual who is any type of bigot is) insane. Their reasoning powers are totally non-existent concerning any individual whom they so label. They are diseased in the head. The problem is in the bigot, not in anyone else.
The communal garden Jew, like the Ukrainians today were/are plain fodder and plenty Zionists collaborated with the Nazis, Rothschild being one of their main financiers. At least the Zionists negotiated reparations for these folks, gave them a cut of their war profits. A similar genocide/holocaust is occurring today financed by the western & Zionist cabal in Yemen, more recently in Iraq, Syria and all across Africa. I don’t see reparations any time soon for those poor saps.
The State of Israel, propped up by 5 Eyes, has a lot of blood on its hands.
The vast majority of Jews, Muslims and Christians are united in their ignorance, brainwashed cradle to grave in the West.
I guess everything you write here is how Hitler would have spoken. I don’t know how many believe in the bible today, but half the online world believe in Mein Kampf, both left and right. There is hardly anytthing people can agree upon, except the message in Mein Kampf.
My father served in the Royal Navy for the six years in ww2 in a gunnery crew on Destroyers,
he told me how good he felt delivering supplies to the soviets in the Murmansk convoys,He told
me the Nazis had to be totally defeated and that the soviet people did the lions share of fighting
Those demonic forces,he received a medal with the St George’s ribbon from the Soviet Government
just before he died,and he told me that medal was priceless to him.
Nice! Now you live in the future your father fought for. Minority in your own country, no-go zones (sharia law zones), grooming gangs, smash and grab incidents, random stabbings… seems to occur pretty frequently over there nowadays. Congratulations, you played yourself.
THE whole sharia no go zones and other news are allnhoax and created by the same people who rule israel. Just search and you will find that the news was all hoax and meant to drive antimuslim feelings. The anglozios have killed millions and millions ..perhaps they should practice sharia maybe they will stop killing people
Same with my father (depth-charges). They sat on top of a u-boat for five days waiting for it to re-surface (can’t remember if it did. Doubtful). That James Hunt, Cameron, tried to stop the issue of medals.
I believe this song says it all ;-)
Yep. But I am afraid only people who speak some Slavic language are able to feel the spiritual charge that resides in it.
Трябва човек да е свързан със славянството по някакъв начин, за да почувства духовния заряд в тази песен. И не само в нея.
Честит ден на Победата!
Вярно си е. Другите можем само да ги съжаляваме ;-)
Dear People Of Russia,
Best wishes from two old Canadians on your day of celebration of your Great Victory over Nazism.
The western elite always prefer Nazis to Russians !
Yes because Russians are humanitarians and not cold blooded killers.
Two square meals per day, board and lodgings to Ukrainian POW’s while their own POW’s are killed or tortured. This time around the West’s war crimes will be in the shop window. No chance of being covered up in their long list of cover ups.
It’s a mistake to believe that Nazis always wear brown shirts.
Today’s Nazis may also wear Armani suits and speak softly. The idea of American exceptionalism has the same function as the Nazi idea of the master race, even though its proponents are capable of polite conversation.
Since the US cannot compete with China economically, it has to compete militarily. To survive as the first global power, the US has to dissolve the Russian Federation before it attacks China. That’s where Ukraine comes into the game. Trump’s idea of allying with Russia against China was a non-starter because Putin would not have joined the US in a fight against the Chinese. The Russians know from bitter experience that they can’t trust the perfidious Albion.
May the blessings and protection of G-d Almighty be upon the eternal souls all those who fought against fascism. Glory to Russia.
My paternal grandfather was in the Australian Imperial Army and was in France in WWI. He was gassed and blinded temporarily. After the war he joined the Communist Party. He also organised a ship load of horses to be sent to feed Germans as food was scarce after WWI.
For the rest of his life he was outspoken against fascism and capitalism and knew where the enemy ultimately resided; London, Washington, Paris, Berlin, etc.
Two uncles were in WWII and fought in Asia against the Japanese military. One was awarded the Victoria Cross.
They never spoke much about it to my knowledge.
Other relatives (cousins) went to Viet Nam, and other post WWII illegal wars but they don’t deserve a mention as they are war criminals and should be shot.
Growing up western history books, and bullshit movies and fiction books only mention the Russians in passing.
It is only recently I learned that Russia actually faced 80 -90% of the German war machine. UK/US etc have always pretended they ‘won’ the war.
Russia has had a run of bad luck over the centuries with invasions, a Jewish revolution/blood bath, and white anting from within. It is amazing she still stands and stronger than ever.
С днем победой!
Happy Victory Day!
С днем победы!
I believe the lessons of today can help us with understanding the past.
The current war in the Ukraine is particularly tragic because one component may be described as “brother versus brother”. In recent times, the same description may be applied to Syria, Yemen, and Libya.
In all these conflicts, there is an external party that is happily manipulating events to achieve war and death.
It should be asked, how is it that an external party forever lusting for power, resources and wealth time and again successfully initiates wars for its benefit at the cost of devastated lives and ruined nations.
Is “brother versus brother” a local phenomenon or can the same logic be applied to the world?
I do not dare to claim that I understand the causes or justifications for World War II and particularly the German invasion of Russia.
But it is interesting to note the same forces that sought, triggered and instigated the current War in Ukraine share a lineage with the political forces that sought instigated and benefited from the carnage of World War I and World War II.
If the world does not want war, then it should be the goal of every caring human being to find this external party and once and for all end its ability to bring chaos to everyone’s lives
The answer is simple: the empire can only survive by “divide et empera.”
The UK represents less than 1% and the US less than 4% of the world population. They lack the manpower to occupy a global empire with their marines. The empire has to turn one tribe against another tribe to rule. The empire turned Jews against Arabs, Hindus against Muslims, Sunnis against Shiites, Ukrainians against Russian, etc., to perpetuate its global hegemony. Eternal war is the only way for the empire to survive.
VP Biden midwifed the 2014 Maidan coup to give Ukrainian nationalists the power over the Russian-speakers in Ukraine and start a civil war that had to get Russia involved sooner of later. Ukrainian nationalists believe they can use the empire for their own political aims. Fools! The empire wouldn’t be the empire if it let its proxies decide its policy. The empire wants Ukrainians to fight so as to weaken Russia, which will allow the empire to attack Russian assets elsewhere.
The historic parallel is Chamberlain who tried to get the Nazis to fight the Bolshevists for the British Empire. When Hitler didn’t play ball, the Empire got the Bolshevists to fight the Nazis instead. It’s all the same to the Empire as long as the war doesn’t stop.
One hopeful sign is that the Empire hasn’t managed to turn India against China in this conflict. Hopefully, Putin can prevent the Empire from starting wars in Central Asia. If the people refuse to fight each other, the West will be left to rot on its own.
Like a dandelion crudely pulled up from the surface to deliver the illusion that it has been exterminated, only to spring up again from its latent and hidden root, Nazism rears its ugly head with each successive generation, Lord of the Flies style, embracing hate.
In America it is now alive and growing daily within the Democratic party, as we see in front of our Supreme Court and Catholic churches in its latest manifestation. The truth about Ukraine—Joe Biden’s Burisma war— are slowly leaking out.
We will never be thankful enough for Russia’s offering of lives to humanity during the 20th and 21st centuries. Honor and glory to the fallen. Peace, comfort and pride to their families
The debt we owe to Russia can never be repaid. What the Germans did can never be forgotten.
To believers in, and adherents of, the Suvarov Thesis this is a time of exquisite cognitive dissonance.
Victor Suvarov/ Rezun was a traitor to the Soviet Union . He gave England many secrets about Soviet operations. Recently he has been instrumental in pushing the fake Skripal narrative.
The absurd Suvarov thesis is that Stalin was about to invade Germany when Germany invaded USSR. From your statement, I can’t tell if you agree with him or not.
Arguably the reason that Operation Barbarossa had such great initial success, and Stalin did not blame his commanding generals for it initially, was that Stalin had directed that the Soviet military be disposed to attack not defend. See eg: Did Adolf Hitler Save Europe From Communism? https://rense.com/general95/did.htm http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Did-Adolf-Hitler-Save-Europe-From-Communism.shtml
Stating that Suvarov’s thesis is absurd and/or appeals to cognitive dissonance, doesn’t actually explain why Germany’s greatly inferior numerical armaments were so successful in 1941. Ad hominem is not an argument.
Funny way to attack by withdrawing divisions from the frontier areas and allowing one’s airfleet to be caught on the ground. No matter, the German army was already defeated by November 1941. They did not even have proper winter clothes and stole winter garments even from Russian peasants. The facts of matter are that the Germans just could not produce the goods. The real mystery is why the huge French army succumbed so easily, thus giving credence to the myth of the invincible Wehrmacht. PS Suvorov’s book was ghost written for him.
It is a debt to the Russians that can never really, fully be repaid, such was their loss. But they know how to remember. My heart goes out to them on this day.
My great-grandfather was an aeronautical engineer with the Luftwaffe and was taken POW by the Russians. He was released in 1956 and according to my father he didn’t want to come back to his homeland, Austria. Can’t say that I can blame him!
Apparently the Russians left behind a carer who looked after the family and was funded by the Russians throughout his internment.
The problem with the term Nazi is that it is widely used as a kind of generic insult in the West, usually but not always directed at somebody with a forceful personality. The result is not being taken seriously when saying there are Nazi’s in the Ukraine. It is just not going to sell well as a term.
At least not to the politically ignorant, hence the current incredulous rebuttal: how can their be NAZIs in Ukraine when ‘elensky is Jewish? Most don’t get it and we need a way to explain it to the simpletons.
An old Russian song “Смело, товарищи, в ногу!” [Comrades, march boldly in step] by Леонид Петрович Радин [Leonid Petrovich Radin], was written around 1896/7. He was a student of D. I. Mendeleev, poet, socialist revolutionary, inventor, who died when he was only 40 years old.
This revolutionary song has been adopted by Yugoslav Partisans during 1940’s, uprising against all fascists, with completely different lyrics and title: “Budi se Istok I Zapad” [Awake, East and West].
These reflect worldwide struggle against fascism. There are many renditions on YouTube of both Russian and Yugoslav version.
Here is a Yugoslav one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e2R_HRWowM
Budi se istok i zapad,
budi se sever i jug!
Koraci tutnje u napad,
napred, uz druga je drug!
Koraci tutnje u napad,
napred, uz druga je drug!
Napred, sve bliže i bliže,
čuje se koraka bat!
Glas miliona se diže,
dole fašizam i rat!
Glas miliona se diže,
dole fašizam i rat!
Drhti od našega hoda
fašizam, krvav i slep!
Čeka nas, druže, sloboda,
naš biće čitavi svet!
Čeka nas, druže, sloboda,
naš biće čitavi svet!
Složno smrt gvozdenoj peti,
nestaće jauk i glad!
Nov ćemo život početi:
sloboda, drugarstvo i rad!
Nov ćemo život početi:
sloboda, drugarstvo i rad!
I translated above into English with minimal amount of words and no attempt to rhyme. The result may be ambiguous, even awkward, in some verses, but is much better than the Yandex one. The key is that listening to this music , and having some idea of what struggle against fascism really involves, conveys the spirit and aspirations of those enslaved, indebted, terrorized, tortured, just as much today as it was 80+ years ago.
Awake East and West,
Awake North and South!
Steps thunder in the attack,
Forward comrades together!
Forward, getting closer and closer,
you can hear steps footfalls!
The voice of the million rising,
down with fascism and war.
Shivering from our walk
is fascism, bloody and blind!
Waiting for us, comrade, is freedom,
ours will be the whole world!
Together, death to an iron heel,
will disappear scream and hunger!
A new life will start:
the freedom, friendship and work!
And here is an old Partisan greetings from 1940’s:
Smrt Fasizmu, Sloboda Narodu [ Death to Fascism, Freedom to People ]
Happy 9-th of May to everyone
“And here is an old Partisan greetings from 1940’s:
Smrt Fasizmu, Sloboda Narodu [ Death to Fascism, Freedom to People ]”
Yeah. And we all know how much freedom Uncle Joe brought to Eastern Europe.
And I’m sorry but the “absurd Suvaron thesis” seems to me pretty much settled.
Glorifying Stalin does not help create a more peaceful world.
Thank you, Spiral, for the translation!
I grew up reading British comic books of war and books itself and then I read the ” Siege of Leningrad”, a book by a British author, but you can’t find it now.
I knew then that it was Russia that defeated Hitler, despite Western claims. Al Stewart made a great song ” the roads to Moscow”, but the original video of a Russian lady cannot be seen on u tube. Such is the power of our pre-progamming. She made me weep, for it was so compelling.
Putin has brought back Russia to it’s rightful leading role in this world and I will never forget Russia’s leading roll in the defeat of Nazi Germany.
The Chinese will never forget that Russia was the one that broke the whole of the racist, imperialist Zion led movement over this world.
I might be Canadian but my heart is Russian.
The book “Siege of Leningrad” was written by American journalist Harrison E. Salisbury. Published in 1969. You can get copies from online bookshops. I just checked one and they had 217 copies available. There were real journalists in those days. Salisbury was one.
Another was Australian Wilfred Burchett. Try and get a copy of his “Cold War in Germany” published in 1950. Reporting from Berlin during 1946-1949 he picked up quickly that the “Wall Street generals” who ran the occupation authorities were a different breed from those who had actually done the fighting. The Wall Street generals had no intention of holding to agreements made at Yalta and Potsdam for joint administration with the Soviets of defeated Germany. This split in Allied ranks was quickly picked up by surviving Nazi’s and sympathizers, of whom there were still plenty, who then fed reams of anti-Soviet propaganda to the enlarging ranks of cold war reporters. It is this huge mass of propaganda that has recently been recycled by the likes of Antony Beevor and Giles Milton.
My grandparents fled from the russians from Silesia in 45, grandma with my little dad that is because the grandpa on fathers side died as soldier in the Wehrmacht. My grandma sure told me alot, comparing to the offial version it is easy to come to the conclusion propaganda and the amount of lies told back then are far worse then now with ukraine.
Thanks to her im always questioning massmedia news, it is just a propaganda tool.
My father at age 14 was sent off on convoy duty in 1941, and was at Normandy. Hes still alive and still hates Nazis. Im sure he will raise a glass to Russias sacrifice.
In Scotland, history is hidden from the nation, Scots, used as English fodder in two world wars the catalyst to force people to emigrate after two hundred years of margilisation and clearances.
The battle of St Valery where the Highland regiment was sacrificed almost to a man, is still subject to a government D notice even today.
While escaping Dunkirk, Soldiers of the Kings own Scottish Borderers had there fingers broken by officers of the English army, it was an officers only boat!
Our forefathers fought the Nazi cult, today we are being asked to donate money to the Nazi cult! While the English governments strategy and policy is to starve these nations with austerity policies. All the while stupefying the weak with an influx of drugs. Just as those same establishment figures did to China, they now do to there own nations.
Strategies and policies created by technocrats working for the establishment to limit democracy, freedom and the rule of law like eastern potentates and vlad the impaler. A democracy of one. That’s western democracy..
From those soldiers and Those on the Atlantic convoys who suffered appalling conditions, they Scots, the affinity with Russia and the Russia people is a tangible brotherly understanding.
If in any doubt, one can look at the war memorials through out Scotland especially the eat coast and the highland, and look at the names where once Scots villages once stood, you now have estates of the Duke of Sutherland, Lord Thurso, the Earl of Eligin, but like all establishment figures they have four or five various aka names and titles.
Like Pfeffel, aka Boris Johnstone. It pay to hide your name when you’re a thief and rogue…
My Welsh maternal grandfather was a crewmember on several arctic convoys to Murmansk. Always held Russia and Russians in high regard to his dying day. Eventually his ship was torpedoed (but fortunately in the Mediterranean). Six days on a open boat before being rescued. Only thing he had in his pocket was his razor that I still use to this day. I am sure he would be raising a glass today to his Russian friends.
Happy Victory Day!
Thank you Russia. My heart is with you.
There is an English Translation in the comments.
If only, hmm, if only we had a curriculum in place in western schools that provided children with the real story of Russian sacrifices in WW11 instead of the obnoxious lies these teaching establishments spew out. Then again it’s a difficult sell in direct competition with Kim Kardashian’s ass implants.
The western sheeples are screwed, rudderless, brainwashed cradle to grave. Their only hope of salvation would be for Russia to turn their lights off, an act of mercy as such to shake them out of their stupor.
Parade in Moskow just finished, who wants to watch: 1tv.com
С днем победы!
From one perspective Russia is the Heart of the World. I would not be here had Russia not defeated Nazi Fascism (which Hitler designed as a uniquely Racial project, while adding the supposedly Socialist designation, since Mussolini had proved the concept could bring him political power with his desperate public.)
Russia defends the heart to this day, and always will. The enemy is the same. It is like some obscene beast of banal evil that incarnates over and over when weak humans fail to fight it. We have the convenient label of Fascism and there is no doubt that it already rules in the USA and has spread far and wide into the power structure of the EU, and elsewhere.
To the insane Ukrainian Fascists the racial enemy is the Slav (this time) and the same exceptionalism twists the minds of these Nazi scum as those in the USA, UK, and in Israel! Each has their hated other to define as sub-human and unworthy of compassion. That the current Nazi phenomenon is not REALLY a “Nazi” Fascism is a cynical red herring sold to us over and over to deflect our opposition – but it is the same exceptionalism and evil that motivated Hitler and his antecedents. It is dehumanization and psychopathy. This is the history of Evil – a simple human fact, not requiring any specific religious analysis even though every religion offers solutions to the problem.
I remember. I pay my respect. Sincerely.
Only when I became older and experienced, after I’ve lived through devastating hardships, and few injuries, and after seeing and hearing reports about Donbass – only now can I say that I’m starting to understand what hardships my ancestors and ancestors of our people faced during WW2.
Hope I’ll be worthy of my nation in years to come.
Никто не забыт, ничто не забыто
Happy Victory Day from Italy!
And thanks for all you have done to free us from Nazifascism, then (and for what you are doing again now)
Magnificient and touching Immortal regiment march in Sevastopol.
First portrait carried was that of Stalin.
This day is also the anniversary of the start of the war of aggression initiated by the ukrainian government against the people of the Donbas, the anniversary of the Mariupol massacre:
«This is the second time in a week that the Obama administration has defended the role of the Kiev government in the murder of anti-government demonstrators, having done so following the Odessa killings (see: “US defends role of Kiev regime and fascists in Odessa massacre”).
Desperate to reach an accommodation with Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday urged pro-Russian eastern Ukrainians to abandon planned separatist or autonomy referenda set for Sunday. But these efforts have been rebuffed by Washington. Putin is unable to control the resistance that has spread across eastern Ukraine, with separatist spokesmen denouncing him as a “coward” and “traitor” for issuing his call.»
There is a case that the war started earlier, for example with the Odessa massacre, but that was done at least apparently just by fascist terrorists; the Mariupol massacre was the first time that the armed forces of the ukrainian government and their associated “national guard” fascists auxiliaries openly attacked the people of the Donbas.
«3,393 civilians killed (349 in 2016–2021)
13,100–13,300 killed; 29,500–33,500 wounded overall
414,798 Ukrainians internally displaced; 925,500 fled abroad»
Today is a special day, the day of victory over nazism. I’m grateful to the soldiers of the Red Army and the First Polish Army who captured Berlin. The war effort also consisted of other units, countless ranks of partisans (including, which fills me with pride, members of my family), and many good people who supported and resisted the forces of Evil as best they could.
Contemporary nazism, no matter what forms and masks it takes, needs to be destroyed as well. Light will prevail Darkness.
Z for Victory in Polish sounds perfectly: Z jak Zwycięstwo!
Post-war West Germans accepted the carpet bombing of residential districts in Dresden and Hamburg by the Western allies as just punishment for the Nazi crimes, while at the same spreading stories about alleged rapes by Russian soldiers of German women to perpetuate the image of the evil Russian. No doubt, rapes did occur, like in every other war. Did the Russians rape more than others? I don’t know that. When talking to a Baltic friend the other day, I tried to present the war crimes committed by paramilitary forces in Ukraine. When he had run out of arguments, he said “but we all know that the Russians are rapists. My grandmother told me how the women in the village were taken to the forest, and we all know what happened there”. No, we don’t know that the Russians are all rapists. We most certainly don’t. Yet these stories show how deep-seated the hostility is.
After the war, Germans were in no position to complain about Dresden and Hamburg, but that doesn’t make the targeting of civilians any less of a war crime. The bombings were to demoralize the civilian population to make them rise up against the Nazis and to save the Western allies boots on the ground. It didn’t work. The bombings of civilians had no strategic objective.
The point here is that obvious war crimes by Western allies are overlooked while alleged, and for the most part unproven crimes, by the Russians are repeated in perpetuity to cement the image of the evil Russian.
Since then, history has repeated itself over and over again according to the same pattern. The fire bombing of Tokyo cost more civilian lives than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Vietnam was even worse. In Mossul and Rakka, the US leveled whole cities to the ground by air bombardment. The victims of Western aggression are forgotten. Instead of leveling Mariupol to the ground, as the Russians could have done, they went in with boots on the ground, risking the lives of their own soldiers, to eliminate snipers in residential areas who use their compatriots as human shields. Yet, despite all evidence to the contrary, it is them who are blamed for war crimes. The perfidy of it is unbearable.
The numerous residential buildings damaged during the fighting in Ukraine speak a clear language. Yet Western politicians and the media manage to overlook the obvious. Instead they fabricate absurd PsyOps, that are so badly executed by right-wing thugs, that it is an insult to our intelligence.
Lying of that magnitude simply can not prevail. If it is revealed, like the lies about Saddam’s WMDs, the West will fall into a moral crisis, which will compound the economic crisis resulting from the economic war. People are already suffering from increased fuel and food prices. Not Putin, but Western leaders are undermining trust in the institutions of democracy. They will be swept away by the next tsunami of populism.
«Lying of that magnitude simply can not prevail. If it is revealed, like the lies about Saddam’s WMDs, the West will fall into a moral crisis»
What have been the practical consequences of the “lies about Saddam’s WMDs”? Few people in “the west” care about that even if they know they were lies, and to this day a significant percentage of USA, UK etc. voters are sure that Saddam helped al-Qaeda with the 9/11 attacks and had WMDs ready to attack Europe in 45 minutes. There is no moral crisis, just business as usual.
G. Orwell, 1945: “Victor Raikes, the Tory M.P., who is an able and outspoken reactionary, made a speech which I should have considered a good one if it had referred only to Poland and Jugoslavia. But after dealing with those two countries he went on to speak about Greece, and then suddenly black became white, and white black. […] The Daily Worker disapproves of dictatorship in Athens, the Catholic Herald disapproves of dictatorship in Belgrade. There is no one who is able to say – at least, no one who has the chance to say in a newspaper of big circulation – that this whole dirty game of spheres of influence, quislings, purges, deportation, one-party elections and hundred per cent plebiscites is morally the same whether it is done by ourselves, the Russians or the Nazis.”
According to the German Scholar, Miriam Gebhardt, the Soviet troops raped 430000 women and the Allied troops 285000. She affirms her numbers are probably too low. The west German government was only interested in Soviet rapes. The Soviet army was much larger, but the big difference is that the Germans raped mercilessly in the Soviet Union, but not in the Us or UK (Als die Soldaten Kamen'” I think there is an English translation and YouTube interview.
It has been really heart warming to read this article and the comments on it. I was just 4 years old when WW2 started for us. When the war was over and we returned home to Eastbourne, all was relief and rejoicing.
But I also remember how very soon Russia was portrayed as very bad, both in politics etc. But also in behaviour. And nothing was said about their extraordinary part in the war.
It wasn’t until 2015 and the war on Syria that I started to wake up to the fact that my own country, the U.K., and the USA and allies were creating wars in the world and the countries like Russia and China thought differently!
It took me a while to get used to the idea!!
So I’m really grateful to those like Andrei, who are prepared to stand for the truth and wish to see a different world.
And on this day, 9th May, to remember what the Russian people did to win WW2.
And now, they’re doing it again.
May the God of Hosts, the God who is Just, and True, as well as loving the poor and the outcast, give them success.
shed a few tears reading the comments below,the sacrifices,the deaths of those who took part in these hideous wars.with western propaganda at its worst the british government and media have made a mockery of all those who fought and died in the war against fascism,now we support it!i am ashamed for my country.
the russian victory will happen soon.
thanks saker for all you have done.look after yourself,pm
“Based on Thomas Goodrich’s book, ‘Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-47’ this 2015 film is about the Real Genocide of Nazi Germany. Learn the truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World War II. This film is routinely taken down in the U.S. by those who own and control YouTube and is blocked in the following countries: France, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Israel, Italy, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Moquelon, Wallis and Futura, Austria, Switzerland.”
What about price of victory? Was losing 14,6 million soldiers + 167,976 in Finnish-Russo Winter War killed (1939-40, according Pavel Petrov) underlining that price in longer run was perhaps too high?
A nice unexpected pre Victory Day win!
Dmitry Bivol retains light heavy weight title. ‘A Mexican flag was waved in the ring. Dozens of others were sprinkled throughout the crowd. In the other corner, there was no sign of Bivol’s Russian background. His flag didn’t appear. His national anthem wasn’t played.’ The champ was dissed every way possible.
The future of Russia is: aging shrinking population, too much gas station economy. Can Russia modernize itself? Could it be modernized? Is Russia living too much on its past.
Nazi Germany and Stalin’s USSR were Allied almost 22 months. On the other hand USA economically supported much more Stalin during Finnish-Russo Winter War than they backed Finns. In fact American business started to invest to Soviet industry quite much as early as in 1931.
Germany invaded Russia on Us built trucks.Also Us provided fuel to both Germany and Japan right into 1941.
I dedicate this day to my father who was in Belgrade , Yugoslavia when it was liberated from the German Nazis. He was a mechanic fixing Soviet Airplanes but also fought for the resistance movements in Yugoslavia and also worked in a workers camp in the BMW plant in Munich during the war.
Let’s be clear, the Soviet Army liberated Belgrade. They were first greeted by the Chetnik movement who joined forces to continue the fight against the Nazis and Tito’s forces joined later. The Yugoslavs cheered the US allies bombers even though the strafed and bombed civilians in Belgrade.
Today the current leaders in Belgrade are ashamed to march with the Russian Ambassador on the streets of Belgrade and lay a wreath where many Russians lay buried. In Warsaw where again many Russians bled and died, the Russian ambassador was doused with blood, how fitting.
The same goes for Sofia and Bucharest where the traitor Antonescu was shot for sending troops to Russia. Today, Romania is amassing troops on the Russian border again along with Bulgaria!
This is an article by a French historian on WW-II.
(As usual Chrome translation from Russian is not always of high quality)
The French historian supported Putin’s article. And said even worse
We all remember how, in mid-June, Vladimir Putin published his article, in which he revealed new details about the causes of the outbreak of World War II. The voiced facts were taken from the secret Soviet archives. And the emphasis in the article was placed on the very ugly behavior of future allies, and even Poland there acted almost as a supporter of Hitler’s policy.
Putin then called on Western countries to open all their secret archives and tell the truth about how everything really happened.
From there, various reactions followed. For example, Denmark, who knows from somewhere who thought that she could evaluate the Second World War. Its journalist Emil Rottbell wrote a response to Putin’s essay titled “9 Thousand Words of Lies” in his news agency Berlingske.
link to full article … mod
«Никто не забыт
Ничто не забыто»
«Nobody is forgotten
Nothing is forgotten»
Piskarevskoe Memorial Cemetery
After lunch I’m lifting a Vodka and toasting the Red Army and my hero Vasili Chuikov. On May 5 I celebrated the liberation of Nederland.
Given this commemoration of Victory Day and the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazism, there is a highly topical issue that most Americans, Anglos, and Eurotrash would prefer to deny or censor away:
Nazism is really just Westernism and Americanism without their propaganda mask of “liberal democracy.”
Nazism represents the essence of American and Western values in more naked form: genocidal wars and ruthless capitalist exploitation of the non-Aryan and non-Western untermenschen.
In fact, Nazism was not an aberration of Western “Civilization.”
Nazism is encoded into the political and cultural DNA of Western Civilization.
That is why today the imperialist … my bad … “democratic” West like America, Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia, etc… are all bankrolling, arming, training, and advising neo-Nazis in Ukraine–just as they covertly embraced Nazism before and after World War 2.
In short, Nazism=Americanism/Westernism
Anglo-Saxon Roots of German Nazism
Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law
Our Nazis: the Gehlen Org
War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race
The CIA and the Nazis
America’s Collusion With Neo-Nazis
Nazi Germany and American Indians
Long history of Ukrainian-Canadian groups glorifying Nazi collaborators exposed by defacing of Oakville memorial
Why Canada Defends Ukrainian Fascism
Thanks for the links.
Salam and greetings to the Great Russian nation. It was only recently that I learned I had been mis-educated regarding World War II by the Western educational system. I had been misled to believe that the westerners had defeated fascism!
The sacrifices of the people of Russia and all the associated nations in defeating Western colonialist fascist war is commendable. Our thoughts are with you today. Stand tall and remember; WE WILL NOT FORGET.
Of the 25,700 troops sent, 462 Brazilian soldiers died fighting Nazi-fascism in Italy during World War II.
In honor and memory of them a large monument is erected in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The moment can be seen in this photo:
Despite this, May 9th is not a date that is celebrated in Brazil. And it could not be otherwise.
The Brazilian ruling class has always been sympathetic to fascism. And the great example of this can be seen today in the current Bolsonaro government.
Brazil was built on slavery, being the last country in the world to abolish it. It did so in an incomplete way, without giving the former slaves the minimum conditions to become free citizens.
Despite a long and bloody history of many rebellions for independence, until today we have not been fully victorious in our Great Patriotic War.
Funny way to attack by withdrawing divisions from the frontier areas and allowing one’s airfleet to be caught on the ground. No matter, the German army was already defeated by November 1941. They did not even have proper winter clothes and stole winter garments even from Russian peasants. The facts of matter are that the Germans just could not produce the goods. The real mystery is why the huge French army succumbed so easily, thus giving credence to the myth of the invincible Wehrmacht. PS Suvorov’s book was ghost written for him.
I accidentally saw the late night news on Australian TV tonight at a friends house and although I expected there to be some type of bogus report related to the conflict in Ukraine, I was actually surprised at just how extreme the exaggeration of the report was. A five minute report contained zero truth and attempted to inform audiences that the Russians are routinely bombing other Russians in small Russian towns into oblivion. Then they put up a picture of some old guy I’ve never seen before, who spoke in Ukrainian, which from memory they roughly translated to, “The Russians are going from town to town, destroying everything, killing and torturing all the men and raping all the women and children and stealing all their food and possessions, medical supplies, etc.”.
I was shocked that they would invent such absurd nonsense and expect people to believe this, but unfortunately, many, probably the majority, will. I don’t know how Australian journalists take themselves seriously, but they should be ashamed of themselves for making a living out of such disgustingly untruthful lies.
Soviet military losses were according Lev Lopukhovsky during 1941-45 14,600,000 soldiers deceased. David Glantz is backing numbers of Lopukhovsky. They consists RKKA, border units, NKVD military branch, Navy and partisan fighting units.
Thank you President Putin and every Russian citizen that is standing up to the corrupt administration of the western power and May the Almighty God bless you through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Shining in eternal glory is the magnificent Soviet Army which repulsed the fascist hordes. The victory came at a terrible cost to the USSR. Now, Russia is again faced with the gravest of tests of its very existence, but will prevail. Long Live Russia. Long Live VVP.
Beyond the fog of MSM deceptions, lies, Twitter “faked Ukrainian” victories, and Youtube cartoons. The real Russian MOD report Snake Island:
Kiev regime has made several desperate attempts to land air and sea troops on the island of Zmeiny, which is important for ensuring control of the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
▪️ As a result of the competent actions of the Unit of the Russian Armed Forces located on the island, the Ukrainian provocation was foiled. The enemy suffered heavy losses.
During the period of repelling the attacks in the area of Zmeiny, 4 Ukrainian aircraft were shot down in the air, including 3 Su-24 and one Su-27, 3 Mi-8 helicopters with a landing force on board, one Mi-24 helicopter. Within 2 days, 29 Ukrainian UAVs were shot down in the air, including 8 Bayraktar TB-2 strike aircraft. At the same time, 4 Bayraktar UAVs were shot down this afternoon.
▪️ Also, during an attempt to land troops on the night of May 8, 3 armored Ukrainian landing and assault boats of project 58181 “Centaur” with servicemen of the Ukrainian Navy were destroyed.
▪️ As a result of Zelensky’s thoughtless provocation, more than 50 Ukrainian saboteurs were destroyed at sea and on the coast only during the landing and attempt to consolidate on the island. On the shore of the island of Zmeiny remained 24 bodies of the dead Ukrainian soldiers.
“On May 2, after a week of the most dramatic battles – a week in the course of which Hitler and Goebbels killed themselves in Berlin – the city surrendered.
“Then, on the 7th, the whole German Army capitulated. Jodl signed the capitulation at Reims, and Keitel, the next day, in Berlin. Here the Russian signatory was Marshal Zhukov. To the Russians, the Reims capitulation had been a ‘preliminary’ formality; only a relatively junior Russian officer was present. While Churchill was broadcasting the end of the war on May 8 at 4 p.m., the Russian radio was broadcasting its “Children’s Hour” – a pleasant little story about two rabbits and a bird. In Russia, the end of the war was not announced until the early hours of May 9. In Russia VE Day was a day later than in the West. For one thing, Prague had not been liberated. The Western Allies thought this a detail, the Russians did not.
“May 9 was an unforgettable day in Moscow. The spontaneous joy of the two or three million people who thronged the Red Square that evening – and the Moscow River embankments, and Gorki Street, all the way up to the Belorussian Station – was of a quality and a depth I had never yet seen in Moscow before. They danced and sang in the street, every soldier and officer was hugged and kissed; outside the US Embassy the crowds shouted “Hurray for Roosevelt!” even though he had died a month before; they were so happy they did not even have to get drunk, and under the tolerant gaze of the militia, young men even urinated against the walls of the Moskva Hotel, flooding the whole pavement. Nothing like this had ever happened in Moscow before. For once, Moscow had thrown all reserve and restraint to the winds. The fireworks display that evening was the most spectacular I have ever seen.
“Yet the one day difference between VE Day in the West and VE Deay in the East m ade an unpleasant impression; and at first minor, and then more serious squabbles began between the Allies almost before the ink of Keitel’s signature had dried.
“There was the row over the ‘Flensburg Government’; there were rows over the repatriation of Soviet prisoners and other Soviet citizens, whose return was being delayed. An angry statement on the alleged breaches of the Yalta repatriation agreement was published by General Grolikov, head of the Repatriation Commission. Above all, there was more trouble about Poland. Many seeds of unpleasantness were beginning to sprout…”.
— Russia at War, 1941-1945 © 1964 Alexander Werth, pp.968-970 [English translation © 1917 Skyhorse Publishing]
Lest we forget , it was the Nazi’s military that was defeated, and the German people destroyed. The Nazi’s core would be in the Vril/Thule/SS society, which,seeing the battle was lost,left Germany.. The last battle of WW2 would be in the Antarctic, Operation Highjump. The Nazi’s won.( Empire Beneath the Ice). The US navy suffered huge losses( ships,planes,personel) .
Intelligent thinking from Russian economist Sergey Glazyev:
This morning, Western agents of influence began to make catastrophic forecasts for the fall of the Russian economy this year by 10% or more of GDP. Of course, this will happen if the monetary authorities continue to pursue an economic policy according to the IMF recipes. We are being programmed for this. But all economists who know history know that military operations have always and everywhere led to an increase in GDP. With proper resource mobilization, this year we can reach a 5% increase in this indicator. Now the main brake on the growth of investment and demand has been turned off – the budget rule that sent our oil and gas revenues to the budgets of unfriendly countries. If the Bank of Russia stops slowing down economic growth and opens up opportunities for lending to import substitution, then the increase in industrial production will be at least 10%. To this must be added the same increase in construction with a decrease in mortgage interest and the restoration of the Lao PDR. The existing production capacities and scientific and technical potential, the availability of labor and natural resources make it possible to do this. Everyone who draws an economic downturn for us needs to be expelled from the authorities as alarmists and saboteurs.
A couple of thoughts:
A. We hear questions of “why” does the Ukrainian regime keep the war going.Willing to see so many of their people die. But what we aren’t doing is understanding that the regime isn’t made up of ethnic “Ukrainians”. So the soldiers and civilians dying are not “their people”.
If we examine the power structure in Ukraine we’ll see that since maidan at least the regime has been made up of.
1.Jews or converted Jews,or in the case of Avakov,an ethnic Armenian .
2.Oligarchs: Nine out of the top ten of whom are of Jewish background.And the tenth is from a Tatar background married into a Jewish family.
3. The nazi/fascist elements the vast majority of whom are Western Ukrainians or the descendants of Western Ukrainians who preach an ideology that they are an Aryan element separate from other Ukrainians. And whose ideology is that of a death cult. That believes if they can’t hold power destroy the country instead.
The mass of regular “Ukrainians” (West Russians) are the Slavic cannon fodder dying in this war. The regime has no sympathy for the average Ukrainian,they are not “their people”.
B. The non-Ukrainian regime knowing they will lose much or all of their East and South regions are trying to turn them into wastelands and graveyards. We’ve seen what Kherson,Melitopol, Berdyansk ,and Energodar cities that were liberated without much fighting look like. And what Mariupol and others in Donetsk,Lugansk,and Kharkov that the Ukrainians are willing to destroy whether than see them liberated look like today.The regime wants to destroy those regions (Novorussia) that never really accepted them as a legitimate government.And kill as many of the people there as they can before they are forced out. It’s terrible,but I believe that is their hidden agenda.To stop them the pain dial needs to be turned up sharply in West Ukraine. To show them that if they don’t surrender it isn’t just the East and South Russian speaking regions that will be devastated. But their homeland region as well will end up a wasteland and graveyard.
C. Has anyone else noticed that in the West (especially in the EU). The “leaders” are mostly all childless. Some of them are directly homosexual ,while the others are just mostly childless.What kind of leadership can be expected from people with no connection to a future life for their nation. Without children you have no future in a nation. Your own life is all their is,to you your nation personally stops with you.There should be a law that if you have no children to assure your commitment to your countries future you can’t be elected to a leadership position.
D. Has anyone else noticed that many if not most of the most bloodthirsty “leaders” in the West calling for war are women. That for some unknown reason many of their “defense” ministers are women. All my life I’ve heard the lie,accepted as fact, that more women in government would be a way to bring peace in the world. And now instead of most women in government pushing for peace,we have bloodthirsty Amazons pushing for war. If we learn nothing else from that,its that we need to ditch the idea that women all want peace,that idea has been proved false now.