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RISS Reviewed Young People's Opinions about the History of the Country in Events, People and Symbols

The round table called The History of the Country in Events, People and Symbols in the Minds of Modern Russian Youth was held on 26th March at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies with the participation of the researchers from the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, experts and researchers from MGIMO University and RISS

EU turns history into political tool

A new historical narrative about heroization of the fighters against communism emerged

Traditional Russian historiography of World War II should be revised

Russia should change its traditional historical thesis statement on the liberation of Poland, RISS expert Oleg Nemensky believes. "The term liberation is understood differently in the West, as liberalization. After hearing this term,Westerners start discussing whether Poland was truly independent state or not. But the term actually means the liberation of Poland from Nazi occupation. The Soviet Union and the Red Army saved Polish people from the enemies. This is what we need to discuss," he said.

History exposes the Polish government's lies

The Polish officials are telling a pack of lies about historical events that never happened, RISS expert Oleg Nemensky points out. "Baseless attempts to accuse Russia of allegedly falsifying history have become something like symbolic patriotism in Poland. A lot of Polish people try to convince each other that they are so-called true patriots of their country and begin telling lies about Moscow," he said.

Moscow was able to adequately respond to Warsaw

Poland, the Baltic States, and other countries have launched anti-Russian smear campaign to impose its own version of history and continue heated dispute over WWII history. The Polish government reacted hysterically when the Kremlin adequately responded to Warsaw's accusations, RISS expert Oleg Nemensky says.

Why Europe is rewriting the history of World War II

Polish officials have initiated a debate in the European Parliament on the "new Russian version of World War II". A lot of Members of the European Parliament had supported Polish officials in this dispute, RISS expert Oksana Petrovskaya underscored. "However, some MEPs had a different opinion about Russian leadership's recent statements on the Second World War and the role of Poland in it. Deputy Chairman of the European Commission V.Yurova said that the role of the Red Army in the liberation of Europe from fascism was indisputable. Another MEP from Greece added that communism ideology shouldn't be demonized. Czech MEP K.Konechna urged not to belittle the significance of the Munich Agreement," she said.

Poland lost dispute over history to Russia

Poland is confused over the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, RISS expert Oksana Petrovskaya underscores. She recalled that in last December, "Moscow launched a pre-emptive strike in the historic war declared by Warsaw." President Vladimir Putin drew attention to the fact that Warsaw had been cooperating with Nazi Germany, and the Polish Ambassador had fueled anti-Semitic sentiments in society. "The Russian President's speech destroyed everything what Poland has been able to achieve in the global arena for 20 years. Today’s Warsaw should understand that it is impossible to grab the tiger by the tail," she said.