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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

«Освобождение Польши: Цена Победы» (The Liberation of Poland: The Cost of Victory)

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The Minoborony Rossii published a unique collection of archival documents from 1944-45, declassified in 2017, on the topic of the liberation of Poland by the Red Army from German fascist occupation. The project «Освобождение Польши: Цена Победы» (Osvobozhdenie Polshi: Tsena Pobedy.  The Liberation of Poland: The Cost of Victory) is a compilation of unique historical documents from the Minoborony Rossii Central Archives on the liberation of occupied Poland by the Red Army during the VOV. They show the interaction between Soviet soldiers and commanders with the liberated Polish population. Amongst the declassified material are battle dispatches, memoranda, reports, references, orders, and telegrams… impartial evidence of the bloody fighting undertaken by the Red Army in the liberation of a fraternal republic, a true account of the occupiers’ relationship with the local population, and the attitude of the Poles to their liberators… the soldiers of the Red Army.

For the first time, users of this official Minoborony Rossii website will be able to consult material that documents the truth of the situation, how the Polish people and clergy greeted the Red Army, how the Polish people genuinely cared for the graves of Soviet soldiers who died in the liberation of Poland, and how they vowed to perpetuate the Red Army’s podvig* in monuments for future generations. Of special interest are memoranda and reports of the Red Army Political Department that record numerous cases of mass destruction, looting, and torture of Poles by the Nazis, along with the occupiers’ wanton barbaric destruction of towns and cultural heritage objects. The declassified evidence shows that the Red Army had to fight hard to liberate Poland, almost literally for every single square kilometre. The dry official figures give the story of the heavy losses suffered by the 1 Ukrainian Front in one month of the fighting to liberate Poland.

  • Podvig: Should NEVER be “Englished”… one of the most powerful words in the Russian language. There are literally no English equivalents strong enough. Podvig has overtones of “epic”, “heroic”, “bravery”, “self-sacrifice”, “victory”, “effort”, and “triumph”. It’s best to leave it as is, and admit that English lacks the necessary material to give meaning to this word.

Click here for the official website «Освобождение Польши: Цена Победы» (in Russian, run a Google translation, if you must)

18 July 2017

Minoborony Rossii

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Thursday, 14 January 2016

14 January 2016. From the Russian Web… Polish Dog READY for the Winter

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00 polish dog in winter 140116

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In all of Eastern Europe, not just Russia, the winters are BRUTAL. This Polish dog is READY for the winter’s chilly blasts… it has a ushanka on its head, valenki on its paws, and a padded jacket for its body. Now, are you going to tell me another one of those cockamamie “Stupid Polack” jokes? It looks like the Polish dogs have more sense than most Western people! They know how to prepare for the cold!

BMD

Sunday, 19 October 2014

19 October 2014. A Church Service in Poland

00 Metropolitan Rastislav Gont of Prešov PCČKS. 13.01.14

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The young bishop in the vid is Rostislav Gont, the First Hierarch of the Local Church of Czechia and Slovakia.

BMD

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Polish Ministry of National Defence Sez “Poland isn’t Redeploying Troops in Connection with the Ukrainian Situation”

Polish soldiers march through Red Square

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On Tuesday, the Polish Ministry of National Defence issued a communiqué stating that Poland isn’t redeploying any troops because of the Ukrainian situation. It categorically denied “media reports about Polish troop movements, linking them to the current Ukrainian situation”. Over the past few days, Polish internet users shared photos of Polish military equipment on railway platforms. Earlier, Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak told TV channel TVN24 that the pictures published on the internet were from the Drawsko base area in northwest Poland, “that is, entirely without any geographic connection with this situation”.

4 March 2014

Yevgeni Bezeka

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/world/20140304/998097440.html

Editor’s Note:

The Russian side of RIA is properly journalistic, but the English side is slanting many of its stories in a pro-Amerikantsy direction. I wonder if the authorities see that as well…

BMD

 

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