On European Commission’s statement on Europe-Wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes

Submitted on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 14:37

We have noted the traditional statement on behalf of the European Commission with respect to the so-called Europe-Wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes.

We have to state that Brussels continues its strange and short-sighted policy of falsifying and rewriting European history. The European Commission has once again replicated the revisionist idea that it was the Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact signed on August 23, 1939, that “plunged Europe into darkness.” In doing so it has not said a word, which is customary for such absurd statements, about the expansionist and hate-filled intentions of the Nazi regime and the decisive role of the Soviet Union in the victory over Nazism.

In this context, we want to remind those who support historical speculations that Europe started the “plunge into darkness” not on August 23, 1939, but much earlier, when Western countries opted for a policy of appeasement of the aggressor-country that reached a peak with the Munich Betrayal of 1938.

An exhaustive and comprehensive analysis of those historical events has been made by President Vladimir Putin in an article entitled “75 Years of Great Victory: Common Responsibility for History and the Future.” We have quoted this article on many occasions. We invite anyone interested in speculating on this subject to read it attentively.

Another attempt by the European Commission to draw a parallel between the USSR and Nazi Germany runs counter to everything: history, facts, logic and morals. Above all, it runs counter to the conclusions of the Nuremberg Trials. By promoting such pseudo-historical concepts in pursuit of fleeting political interests, Brussels is “playing with fire” and they know it. Such liberal use, interpretation or willful distortion of historical facts can lead to a tolerance for the overt propaganda of Nazi ideology in some EU countries. This is a harsh fact today. It threatens the fundamental principles of democracy and human rights, and offends the memory of the millions of victims of WWII and those who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of Europe from German Nazism.