Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Poland is Russia's enemy number one

The was no such tensions between Warsaw and Moscow for many months if not years. The reason is a dispute over how to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Second World War. For Putin's regime, it is a matter of fundamentals, because of the myth of the invincible Red Army, which routed Nazi Germany. This myth is the basis of the Kremlin propaganda campaign for the reconstruction of the former empire.

Earlier this week, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Grigory Karasin, accused Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Grzegorz Schetyna, of bringing shame to the entire Polish diplomacy for saying that Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by soldiers of the First Ukrainian Front (part of Red Army) and not the Russians, and by also suggesting that the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War should take place in Berlin or London.

Warsaw, moreover, does not intend to give up. President Bronislaw Komorowski announced that he will organize an international scientific conference on May 8th in Gdansk on the causes of the outbreak of the Second World War. Beside historians, he will also invite the "former and current politicians."

The dispute between Poland and Russia may determine who will come to Moscow's WWII celebrations. For now, the invitation to participate in a ceremony accepted only leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un.

Yesterday Poland proposed another location of WWII celebrations, City of Gdansk, the place where the very first bullets of War World II were shot. Poland also intends to remind the world that in 1939 the Soviet Union was Hitler's best ally.

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