[Marxism] Hidden history: The Nazi-Soviet pact which Russia now tries to deny
lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 22 12:27:30 MDT 2019
On 8/22/19 2:23 PM, Glauber Ataide via Marxism wrote:
> Katyn forest? A supposed soviet crime discovered by... the nazis?? Do you
> guys really believe this nazi tale?
Symbolic acknowledgment of culpability over Katyn murders in 1940
signals Russia's willingness to face up to its past
Tom Parfitt in Moscow
In a symbolic admission of guilt, Russia's parliament has declared that
Joseph Stalin ordered his secret police to execute 22,000 Polish army
officers and civilians in 1940, in one of the greatest mass murders of
the 20th century.
Today's acknowledgment of Stalin's personal culpability over the Katyn
massacre comes amid a cautious thaw between Moscow and Warsaw, whose
recent relations have been thorny at best. It was also seen as a sign
that Russia may finally be ready for muted self-scrutiny over its
Mikhail Gorbachev admitted in 1990 that the NKVD was to blame for the
massacre, after a half-century of the Soviets blaming it on Nazi troops.
However, there has never been a formal statement which implicates the
Soviet leadership in such explicit terms.
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