Russia Moves to Ban Criticism of WWII Win

Published on May 11th, 2009 | by Admin

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The Russian government is considering passing a law that will criminalize statements and acts that deny the Soviets won World War II.

Shoigu’s call for the new law came after Russian television channel NTV broadcast a documentary about the Battles of Rzhev, a series of offensives launched by Soviet forces against the Germans between January 1942 and March 1943. The documentary raised popular anger, especially among WWII veterans, after it exposed the number of Soviet soldiers killed, which was much higher than most Russians believed — around a million compared to around 500,000 on the Nazi side — and presented a negative interpretation of Soviet tactics by, for example, showing how shocked German soldiers who had fought in the battles were at the way Soviet troops were thrown into the fight with little regard for their lives.

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One Response to Russia Moves to Ban Criticism of WWII Win

  1. Ron says:

    Have read most of your blogs, very interesting,keep up the good work

    ron

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