Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Vlad needs a history lesson!
From a variety of sources the topic memorials to the Soviet Red Army from the era of the Second World War and the dismantling of same a hot button item in some quarters!
1. "Why Soviet monuments should be protected"
"People who deface and destroy statues across the former USSR are confusing the past with the present"
2. "Soviet memorials conjure mixed emotions" by Jan Repa
"Across much of Central and Eastern Europe the role of the Soviet army in World War II remains highly ambiguous"
3. "Poland Plans to Remove 500 Soviet Monuments" by Damien Sharkov
"Poland’s state Institute for National Remembrance (INR) has urged regional authorities to take down 500 Soviet monuments
4. "Soviet Memorial Causes Rift between Estonia and Russia"
"Deadly Riots in Tallinn [Estonia]"
"One person has been killed and dozens injured in a clash over a disputed Soviet war memorial in Estonia. Moscow is furious about government plans to move the statue of a Red Army soldier and has threatened 'serious steps.'"
WE NEED TO BE 100 % ABSOLUTELY CLEAR HERE. MEMORIALS AND GRAVES NOT NECESSARILY DESTROYED AND OBLITERATED! MOVED IN MOST CASES TO OTHER LOCATIONS LESS CONSPICUOUS! UNOBTRUSIVE!
RUSSIAN ANGER MISPLACED THE REACTION NOT HELPFUL!! AND MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, THESE STATUES, MEMORIALS, ETC., IN SOME PARTS OF EASTERN EUROPE SEEN AS EVEN OFFENSIVE!