By Finian Cunningham
@ Sputnik via ICH
May 09, 2021
The Russian people have every right to proudly proclaim victory over Nazi Germany and fascism in Europe. Every year, celebrations of Victory Day remain as vibrant as ever. And for good reason.
HITLER IN HIS HEYDAY
LD: In six years, from 1933 to 1939, Hitler transformed Germany into the most powerful and dynamic country in Europe, going from triumph to triumph and proving virtually unstoppable. It took him another six years to destroy it. He was no match for the wily Stalin who almost singlehandedly, with his Red Army, put an end to all Hitler’s dreams of a Fourth Reich lasting another thousand years. [LD]
This weekend marks the 76th anniversary of the Nazi defeat on May 9, 1945. Victory parades are held all across Russia with the most splendid display of honor in Moscow’s Red Square. What is rather telling is how commemorations in the United States and Britain have become relatively dimmed over time. Every year there seems to be less importance given to the anniversary. Why is that? In Western news media, there are even reminder articles about the history of Victory Day and why events are held to mark the occasion.
The contrast with the vibrant and dedicated celebrations in Russia is down to one main fact: it was the Russian people and the Soviet Red Army that were the main victors over the Nazi regime. It is crucial to reiterate that and to never lose sight of the historical truth because Western politicians and media would have us believe otherwise.
The Soviet Union’s allies during World War II, the US and Britain, played a role in defeating Nazi Germany, but that role was secondary in the achievement. Put in another way: essentially, the defeat of the Third Reich would not have happened without the Red Army hammering the eastern front all the way to Hitler’s Berlin bunker. Whereas the Western allies were more auxiliary in the victory.
It was the Hammer and Sickle that flew over the smoldering Reich Chancellery not the Stars and Stripes nor the Union Jack.
Berlin, May 1, 1945
HOW STALIN DESTROYED HITLER.
LD: The day before this picture was taken, on April 30, 1945, Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker, along with Eva Braun, his wife of one day. She swallowed cyanide. Accounts differ as to how Hitler died. Some claim he shot himself through the mouth or in the temple, given that the loud sound of a gunshot was heard just before. Others claim he took cyanide also. The most likely explanation is that he made use of both methods, taking cyanide first and then blew his brains out to make sure there was no chance of survival. Stalin later expressed regrets that Hitler had found the easy way out. He wanted Hitler to survive so that he could torture him to death slowly in the Lubyanka. [LD]
FC : “In short, it was the Soviet people who liberated Europe from Nazi tyranny and fascism. It was the Soviet people who largely brought an end to the infernal death camps. ”