What Part Of The Word Genocide Do You Not Understand?
Too bad it was not a victory shared by everybody. Polish Army in the West was not been invited to take part in the victory parade, so that the Russians weren't irritated. And millions of Eastern Europeans had one opressor changed for another, with the West pretending not to notice.
Roman, if you don't want a share in this glorious event, nobody forces anyone ;-)
Sergey, I just wanted to point out the often forgotten side of things. The end of WW II was not equally joyful to everyone, that's all. I think that 60 years after, everyone can admit that it was the beginning of decades of enslavement of the Eastern Europe by the USSR.
I would suggest that this is hardly a forgotten side.What followed - followed, indeed. That does not detract from the victory over Nazi Germany. Even if one sees it as merely a victory of the lesser evil. It's like saying "Oh, that American Independence Day! But how you can forget about internement of the Japanese!".
Sergey, you downplay the importance of the matter.I'm as happy as you do about the importance of the thing... but I also tend to remember such things like the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact or the 17th of September, 1939.
Should be: "I'm as happy as you are about the downfall of the Nazis..."
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