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In Victory Day speech, Putin accuses the West of ‘distorting history’ – POLITICO

“Today we see how they are trying to distort the truth about World War II. This interferes with those who are used to building their essentially colonial policy based on hypocrisy and lies,” the newly (re)incumbent president declared in front of the gathered crowd, according to the Russian press.

The Red Army was part of a much larger allied coalition including the United States, United Kingdom, Poland, France, Canada and others.

Soviet Victory Day, commemorated a day later than that of the other allies, also marks the beginning of half a century of occupation by the USSR of most of central and eastern Europe, of mass deportations towards Siberia and a forced collectivization of local economies.

Even though Russia was only a part of the USSR, today’s Russia attempted to monopolize the Soviet victory and Putin uses the memory of the war to prop up Russian nationalism.

This goes so far as to describe opponents of his regime as “Nazis”.

“Revanchism, abuse of history and the attempt to justify current Nazi supporters are part of a comprehensive policy of Western elites aimed at fueling new regional conflicts,” Putin said, referring to the Ukrainian president’s government Volodymyr Zelenskyy whom he regularly accuses of being a neo-Nazi.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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