Finns spoke about "Russia's attempts to rewrite history"

The enthusiasm of President Vladimir Putin for rewriting the history of World War II has already reached a new level, writes the Finnish portal Verkkouutiset, citing the opinion of "a famous Russian scientist" Andrei Kolesnikov.

Under the ban, it is alleged, were certain interpretations of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the war with Poland and the events in Katyn, the introduction of troops into the Baltic countries, as well as the Winter War with Finland. The publication notes that detailed measures are being taken to “silence” those Russians who adhere to a different version of history that differs from the official interpretation.

Kolesnikov believes that Putin is simplifying and mythologizing history in such a way that fewer and fewer Russians dare to seek the truth about past events. The reigning atmosphere is well illustrated by the fact that even the reputable non-governmental organization Memorial, which investigated the crimes of the Stalinist era, was recently classified as a "foreign agent"

- writes Verkkouutiset.

Comments from Finnish readers:

I recently read an article in the comments column on the YLE website claiming that the Winter War was in Finland's best interests. It also said that it was necessary to accept Stalin's demands [...]

- writes Erkki Myllylä.

It is well known that the incident in Mainilo was a provocation of the Soviets, of which Finland was accused, and the Soviet Union itself, they say, was forced to respond with a direct attack. The Soviets have admitted their guilt once before, but have since withdrawn that confession. The USSR still has to pay us war reparations and return Karelia

- replies to a previous comment by Jouni Niemelä.

Our President recently said that we are close to the pre-war mindset again

- added Seppo Myllylä.

After World War II, General Patton said America defeated the wrong enemy

- reminded Jone Sundman.

According to Patton, the Yankees should have kicked the Russians out of Europe, taking the Germans to help. Patton was right

- says Juhani Putkinen.

Yes, even if the Battle of Stalingrad was a turning point. But I think Putin doesn't appreciate all those food and machinerywhat the West put then [to the Soviet Union]. Without all this, the Russians might not have had enough time

- suggested Marko Hämäläinen.

Absolutely terrible things about Putin's despotism. Even the common truths about the Stalinist dictatorship cannot be consolidated. There is hope that falling oil prices will bring down their underdeveloped the economy

- hopes Mauno Voutilainen.
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  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 3 November 2020 08: 38
    Patton is great. He accurately repeated the words of Hitler. Hitler in December 1941 also claimed that he was fighting the wrong enemy. Well, the Finns fought in the same trench with Hitler. Russia needs to prepare for the next invasion of "united Europe".
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 3 November 2020 08: 54
      It turns out that the enemy is at the gate? But what about the numerous relatives of Russian moneybags living in NATO countries?
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 3 November 2020 09: 17
        No one will remember them. It seems to me that exaggerated importance is attached to the presence of children and capital in the West. As smart books said:

        There will always be a couple of determined generals who will push the button.

        Not necessarily nuclear. The First World War began with one pistol shot. Well, or the explosion of one bomb. Cannons like Big Bertha spoke later.
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 3 November 2020 09: 33
          The last two years of the first decade, when Europe seemed to enjoy a blessed sunny day in history, were the calmest and quietest. XNUMX was the year of peace and prosperity. The second phase of the Moroccan crises and the Balkan wars has not yet arrived. A new book by Norman Angel "The Great Illusion", which proved that war is impossible. With the help of impressive examples and undeniable arguments, Angell argued that with the existing interdependence of nations, the victor will suffer equally with the victim - therefore, war is not profitable, and no country would be so foolish to start it.

          Translated almost immediately into eleven languages, The Great Illusion has become a kind of cult. More than 40 groups of adherents emerged in the universities of Manchester, Glasgow and other industrial cities to propagate her dogma. Angel's most faithful student was a man who had a great influence on military policy, a close friend of the king and his adviser, Viscount Escher, chairman of the Military Committee, created to carry out the reorganization of the British army after the shock caused by its failures in the Boer War. Lord Escher lectured on the "Great Illusion" at Cambridge and the Sorbonne, arguing that "the new economic factors clearly prove the futility of wars of aggression." A twentieth-century war would be of such magnitude, he argued, that its inevitable consequences, in the form of commercial collapse, financial disaster and human suffering, would permeate everything so much with ideas of containment that it would make war unthinkable. He stated in a speech to officers of the Allied Armed Forces Club in the presence of the Chief of General Staff Sir John French, who presided over the meeting, that, due to the intertwining of the interests of nations, unleashing war was becoming more difficult and impossible every day.

          The great illusion dissipated like smoke.
      2. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 4 November 2020 11: 27
        But what about the numerous relatives of Russian moneybags living in NATO countries?

        They will be stripped down to their underpants very soon.
      3. Arborist Offline Arborist
        Arborist (Sergei) 5 November 2020 01: 08
        These moneybags will open the gates to the enemy.
    2. gore Offline gore
      gore (Alexander) 4 November 2020 04: 10
      Only now it will be called "European Union - 2" ...
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 November 2020 09: 22
    The new fashion is to make posts from the selected comments of some anonymous ...
    this has not happened before
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 3 November 2020 09: 37
      This has never happened. And here it is again!

      V.S. Chernomyrdin
  4. Vanya_13 Offline Vanya_13
    Vanya_13 (Valentine) 3 November 2020 13: 17
    Yes, but the Finns didn't have a dictatorship. Several years ago I was in Finland on an excursion to Hämeenlinn. There is a fortress of the same name, and next to it is a prison museum. So in this museum there are photographs on the walls, one of which shows a human corpse, the upper body in the corridor, and the legs in the cell. Under the photo there is a caption "..... the corpse of a red Finn, killed ...... 18th year". Those. Mannerheim's scumbags treated these unfortunates in the same way as shown in the film "Police Commissioner Accuses". And what did his soldiers do during the so-called. "Vyborg massacre" ..... So, whose cow .......
  5. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 3 November 2020 13: 49
    It is in the west that they are trying to rewrite history, and Finland today, not with great intelligence, is stepping on the rake of Monnerheim, the six of the United States. Who knows, if then Finland had not begun to build airfields for the Luftwaffe on its territory, which Hitler needed to attack the USSR, perhaps there would have been no Winter War ...
  6. Ivancarafuto Offline Ivancarafuto
    Ivancarafuto (Ivan) 3 November 2020 16: 54
    Since when has the congregation of liars, falsifiers and partially sick people “Memorial” become an “authoritative” organization ?!
    1. gore Offline gore
      gore (Alexander) 4 November 2020 04: 14
      Ivancarafuto, in the "memorial" - partially healthy people, but I doubt it ...
  7. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 3 November 2020 21: 03
    I was in the early 90s on business. The center of Helsinki is like my native Metrostroyevskaya, there are many nines in the city. Once on the street the Germans with a map asked for help on how to get through, but in the underground passage under the central square, the alkans of the kind of homeless person were obviously asking for money ...
  8. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 9 November 2020 15: 33
    The USSR still has to pay us war reparations and return Karelia

    - The Russian Federation can remember that Finland was part of the Russian Empire ...