Postimees (Estonia): the Stalinist spirit of the Second world war

Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union unleashed the Second world invasion from both sides in Poland in September 1939, equally firmly denied humanity in the name of the eternal glory of their regimes. Their forever was short-lived, however, and after 75 years is the spirit of Stalin is alive in the form to simplify and glorify the war of interpretation.

Not only Western allies, but in our region, commemorating the end of world war II in Europe on 8 may (according to Soviet tradition, the 9th) — took a fairly low-key form. People gather at places of memory are pronounced important words about the horrors of war and the fragility of freedom and peace. In the information space is dominated by human history, and the experience of war is not actualizarea with the aim of supplying neighboring countries “in place”.

In the case of the Baltic States it is always important to add that this war has meant for us 50 years without their own state and without basic human rights under the dome of the Communist party.

If the goal is really to learn something, then this is the only possible approach. Consideration of the history of the war through the tragic fate was in the depths of the people acts as a vaccine against the dangerous and empty slogans. Voicing the truth about the beginning of the war, when the Soviet Union signed with Nazi Germany in the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, and together they invaded Poland (Stalin did the delay in 17 days to formally “not start”), does not forget the strikingly similar fact totalitarian regimes.

The lessons of the war, unfortunately, learned not everywhere. It’s sad to watch some of the activists in Russia and Estonia, are triumphantly pounding his chest and dissemble instead of trying to quietly remember the victims of war. Apparently, they don’t know when the veterans were in the most alive (and in Soviet times) may 9 was not made to overstrain the voice and make strange masquerades. Then the pain of war was felt more distinctly, and she did not allow much of what we can observe now.

The militant ideas of Nazi Germany were killed, fortunately together with it. The expansionist policy of the Soviet Union, by contrast, there are over a hundred years, changing accents and even the shell, but remaining essentially the same. She received a new breath in shameless slogans “we Can repeat” and “Stalin was an effective Manager”.

To understand the true motives of this policy, should refer to the historical sources, which are noted on his broadcast historian David Vseviov. The program was devoted to the Soviet Union launched against Finland in Winter war.

The USSR Constitution of 1924 speaks of the Union state the following: “(…) will serve as a true bulwark against world capitalism and a new decisive step towards the unification of workers of all countries into a World Socialist Soviet Republic”.

Before the war with Germany, the Main political Directorate of the red Army released on 3 June 1941, a Directive that contained the following: “Leninism teaches that the country of socialism, using a favorable current international situation, should and will be obliged to take the initiative of offensive military action against capitalist encirclement with the aim of expanding the front of socialism”.

These and other evidence suggest that the Soviet Union tried to use any opportunity in order to impose by force their vision of social order, and to subjugate that vision as much as possible of foreign lands. This assumption and developing a friendship with Hitler, and gaining the victory over him, followed by the Communist dictatorship and terror for almost the half of the territory of Europe.

Communist slogans in the end fallen down, but power-hungry and inhuman Stalinist spirit remained.

History is full of paradoxes, as in our case, the winner of evil was itself evil. This spirit vanish like the ancient deities, when he will cease to believe. The surest solvent of this faith is to speak the truth about the horrors of war and to read the fate of ordinary people more important and worthy of attention than the manifest haughty dictators and their modern fans.