Germany explained why the humiliation of Russia can be costly for the West

In his speech on the 75th anniversary of the victory of the USSR and allies in World War II, the Russian president spoke of the need to learn from history - in his opinion, the humiliation of peoples and countries can lead to unpredictable consequences. This passage of Putin is analyzed by journalists of the German edition of Berliner Zeitung.

Putin, in particular, dwelled on the reasons for the conclusion of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact on August 23, 1939. This document, according to the leader of the Russian Federation, was the result of a series of Western attacks on the Soviet Union. In this regard, the President recalled that in 1989 the USSR gave a moral assessment of this agreement - the secret protocols to it were called an “act of personal power” that did not reflect the will of the Soviet people.

The main "sin" of the Western powers in relation to the Soviets was the "Munich agreement" on September 29-30, 1938, which unleashed the hands of Hitler and his satellites with the connivance of Paris and London - this led to the occupation of Czechoslovakia. The USSR was against the conclusion of the Munich Agreement, but he was not allowed to take part in the negotiations.

In the 30s of the last century, Western countries repeatedly humiliated the Soviet Union. One can evaluate Stalin's responses to the actions of Western countries in different ways. This, in particular, relates to the occupation of the Baltic Army by the Red Army in 1939-1940.

It is important that Putin’s speech has the subtitle “General Responsibility to the Future and History”. The leader of Russia speaks of the past, bearing in mind the future. He believes that humiliation of Russia can cost the West dearly and calls for an end to such policy

- emphasize German experts.

Putin draws attention to the Treaty of Versailles of 1919, which humiliated the Germans after the end of World War I - later this became the reason for revanchist sentiments in Germany, which brought Hitler to power. According to the president, because of the derogatory attitude of the West in the Russian Federation, radical views can also bloom violently. Humiliation can be fraught with many dangers, believe Berliner Zeitung.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 9 July 2020 10: 10
    This, in particular, concerns the occupation of the Baltic Army by the Red Army in 1939-1940.

    First, Tsar Peter bought the Baltic states from Sweden for money. If the landlord renting your apartment decides to separate from your property and become independent, then you clearly will not approve of this.
    Secondly, the Baltic states were not occupied, but were joined by the Latvian arrows and their like-minded people, who did not succeed the first time. First, in 1917-1920, they changed the regime in Russia, and after a while - in the Baltic states ...
    Thirdly, a little later the GDR was annexed to the Federal Republic of Germany in a similar way, and no one is still outraged about this ...
  2. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter 9 July 2020 23: 05
    The picture for the article does not fit into

    ... speech dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory of the USSR ...

    but rather to the opening of a sports festival.

    ... because of the derogatory attitude of the West,

    Well, and who first began to sprinkle his head with ash and rinse his story and people in shit? Probably the Chinese? Called a cargo, climb into the back of the car, what grievances can be?

    ... the cause of revanchist sentiment in Germany, which brought Hitler to power.

    Yeah, including the offended humiliated Italians from Mussolini, the Frankish Spaniards with blue divisions, the French fighters against Bolshevism and "Charlemagne", as well as all sorts of Polish Romanians, Czechs - a huge bunch of offended revanchists. It seems that things are not quite so simple with the "humiliated".