Category Archives: WWII & Great Victory

Songs of Victory! Free open air concerts coming to your country!

 

I just found out and thought some of you might want to know! Two famous Russian bands, the Turetsky Choir and Soprano, are coming to your country between September 17 and 27, 2020.

The Songs of Victory concerts are free!

You have an opportunity to take part. In 2020 Songs of Victory take place in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy.

TIP: when looking to find the concert in your area, keep in mind! Each concert takes place on a central, and usually famous or symbolic, historic square or other place, in the open air. It’s free to all, but come early. The concerts are sponsored by the City of Moscow.

For more on how it works read my post full of awesome historic references:

Russian Choir Conquers Moscow, Berlin and New York With Striking Songs! #Victory75 #VictoryDay

Three really great concerts from past years, and my very interesting historic and architectural expose of three famous places in three famous cities!

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Info:

The list of cities /Список городов: https://www.unitysongs.moscow/

Schedule

17.09 Вена, Шварценбергплац – Vienna

18.09 Прага, РЦНГ – Prague

19.09 Братислава, Центральная Площадь – Bratislava

20.09 Будапешт, Площадь Святой Троицы – Budapest

21.09 Любляна, Новая Площадь – Ljubljana

22.09 Турин, Костелло Де Валентино – Turin

23.09 Рим, Площадь Чинечитта – Rome

26.09 Дрезден, Площадь Ноймаркт – Dresden

27.09 Берлин, Жандарменмаркт – Berlin

Watch the Turetsky Choir Songs of Victory marathon 2020 video promo: Большой тур Хора Турецкого – Песни Победы в Европе

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Russian Choir Conquers Moscow, Berlin and New York With Striking Songs! #Victory75 #VictoryDay

Something positive and inspiring, as a continuation of our extended #Victory75 marathon!

A beautiful, energetic and striking compilation from Victory Day open air performances by the Russian Turetsky Choir in Moscow, Berlin and New York in 2019. This is what it looked like when there was on COVID quarantine!

This is the choir I told you about in previous post: The Turetsky Choir Sings the Legendary KATYUSHA online! #ImmortalRegimentOnline #БессмертныйПолкОнлайн.

It consists of two unique world-famous bands: the Turetsky Male Choir and the all-female group Soprano, who sometimes perform together.

This is a compilation of three concerts for May 9, Victory Day 2019. Lots of great and famous Russian songs of war and peace, love and victory. The video switches repeatedly between three concerts, all performed on legendary outdoor stages, carefully chosen for the occasion:

1. Moscow: Belarussky Train Station Square

This is where the first Victory Train from Berlin had arrived on May 10, 1945. You can see and read about it here: 3 Unbelievable Stories & Amazing Historic WWII Videos! 1st Red Square Victory Day Parade; Nazi generals ‘walk of shame’ through Moscow; 1st Victory Train from Berlin! 

It was also a famous backdrop of the Soviet film ‘Belarussky Station’ about the reunion of several WWII vets, with its legendary song, ‘We Need One Victory.’ Notice how public reacts to songs!

2. Berlin: Gendarmenmarkt Square

It is the site of the Berlin Concert Hall and the same square on which the legendary 1st concert of the Red Army Choir took place in 1945, shortly after the Victory over Hitler. Huge crowds of Berliners gathered on and around the square to listen to that hit concert, many perched on ledges, steps and tops of buildings. The scene is closely recreated, down to crowds, people perched on ledges of nearby buildings and straddling statues surrounding the square.

3. New York: Battery Park

If you are at all familiar with New York, I don’t need to tell you what kind of place this is! One of the nicest spots in Manhattan, with lovely water views. Widely thought of as the place from which the ‘American liberty’ began. You can see the Statue of Liberty in the background.

Overall the Turetsky Choir did Victory Day concerts in over 12 countries worldwide (possibly more, not sure of the latest stats). Of course, nothing this year, due to COVID. They’ll probably resume next year.

Listen to these sparkling concerts – I think you’ll enjoy this compilation, as do I! 

 

**This post was originally written and compiled on May 9, 2020. I thought I’d post it soon after. Due to the release of my new SERIES 3 EARTH SHIFT WEBINARS and other Lada Ray Patreon events I only am getting around to posting it in July. However, the beautiful video concert, combining all three concerts in one, has been taken down by YouTube, saying there is a copyright strike against it. (A typical thing that might happen during Mercury retrograde.)

I thought uniting three very significant locales in three major capitals in one concert was a great way to present it. But since it’s not available, check out other videos I found on YT.

This is a 30 min part of the same Berlin concert – it gives you a good idea of the whole thing (too bad no whole concert is available any more):

Adagio by Soprano, the all-female part of the Turetsky Choir. A small part of the Battery Park, New York ‘Songs of Unity’ Victory Day concert:

As a bonus, this is a jubilee Turetsky Choir and Soprano show in Moscow (not related to Victory Day, but showcasing their other work):

 

 

A Multidimensional Perspective: If Your Motherland Was Invaded, What Would You Do…?

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A Multidimensional Perspective:

If Your Motherland Was Invaded, Would You Fight/Kill?

The Real Reason Russians Defend Their Country

& Why Russians Always Win!

This piece has created some controversy, and it’s natural in our deeply polarized world. As the SHIFT intensifies, we have to expect that, as we have to expect skeletons and shadows to come out of the closet.

If you are interested in my perspective, this is the article to read. Moreover, a surprise free scholarship for ESW14 maybe coming your way, if you read it carefully! Details Monday!

 

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Full Red Square Parade Dedicated to 75th Anniversary of Great Victory in WWII, June 24, 2020, Moscow + My commentary!

This is the first full LIVE video – just video, no commentary, from Zvezda, the channel of the Russian Army. I’ll see if I can post the parade only with commentary, when it shows up.

What’s on this video + a bit of my commentary and impressions!

First 19+ minutes – arrivals of foreign heads of state and Putin greeting them. With spectacular views of the Kremlin and Moscow.

The drone view of the Red Square @ 19:35

**Just notice those clear blue skies!

In between they also show the behind the scenes Kremlin, with waiting/toasting heads of state.

Spasskaya Tower Clock & Red Square, parade-ready @ 24:50

They actually aren’t wearing face masks, including parade participants, vets and dignitaries. The parade rehearsals showed everyone wearing face masks. As I see they let the participants go without masks. Good idea since otherwise it would be pretty hard to breathe. It was said that the parade participants were selected this time for their immunity to COVID, among other things.

@25:30 Putin and heads of delegations on foot head to Red Square

@27:30 Putin greeting vets on Red Square

Red Square #Victory75 Parade begins @ 34:30

Putin’s anniversary speech and Russian anthem @ 49:11 – 59:49

Main parade starts @ 59:53

Parade starts with a historic part: it’s a recreation of the first June 24, 1945 parade commemorating Victory in WWII / Great Patriotic War. A splendid recreation of the Russian uniforms of that era.

Next, foreign regiments participating. Nice uniforms. Just look at that Chinese contingent, so flawless like they are jointless! How do they do it? And a very unusual performance by the Indian contingent.

The contemporary Russian Army troops and tech – amazing as usual.

My impression: the parade is more laid back than usual. No pressure associated with May 9, more casual than it would be on actual Victory Day.

@1:14:00  – Russian girls, marching to Katyusha 🙂 and lots more.

FULL LIVE VIDEO:

Aerial show closes the Red Square Parade 2020

Brief but touching overview from RT hosts – watch what the girl says: her grandmother was a part of the female company that fought side by side with the Soviet Red Army to liberate Belarus, and she was Polish. There were decent Poles too…

After the parade, Putin and heads of foreign states lay wreaths to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Also read: Vladimir Putin Shocks the West! The Munich Betrayal and The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II (Putin’s Article in The National Interest Magazine, USA)

A full list of Victory75 Marathon posts is under this article!

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DON’T MISS – THE JUNE 24 EVENTS!

The 75th WWII Victory anniversary concert was held in the evening of June 24 in a highly unusual setting, on Mamayev Kurgan, Volgograd – former Stalingrad. This is an incredible by its impact memorial complex, dedicated to heroes of the battle of Stalingrad.

“To Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad” at Mamayev Kurgan 

 Mamayev Kurgan is a dominant height overlooking the city of Volgograd in Southern Russia. The name in Russian means “tumulus of Mamai”. The formation is dominated by a memorial complex commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. Wikipedia 

Mother Russia Calls, Mamayev Kurgan’s dominant monument – world’s one of a kind. And yes, this giant statue is carved out of stone, as is the entire complex:

Other monuments on Mamayev Kurgan:

The main concert of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII has been held with this spectacular backdrop!

I’ll share it here, on FT when it is released.

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Vladimir Putin Shocks the West! The Munich Betrayal and The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II (Putin’s Article in The National Interest Magazine, USA)

Lada Ray foreword and full article by Vladimir Putin are being released on FuturisTrendcast at 4 am on June 22, 2020!

 

LADA RAY FOREWORD!

On June 22, 1941, at 4 am, Nazi Germany, aided and abetted by other regimes and economic giants of Europe, unprovoked attacked Russia/ the USSR. The Great Patriotic War that cost 27 million of precious lives of Russians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and all Soviet people began! My family lost several people to the war, and those who survived carried traumas for the rest of their lives!

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It was an ordeal and genocide of the primarily Russian – Eastern Slavic population that to this day has not received an adequate international reaction  and legal response! The scale of the genocide of the Russian people and their branchouts (Ukrainians/Russins and Belorussians) is unheard of in human history! And if Russia/USSR didn’t manage to withstand that vicious and all-encompassing aggression, today there would probably be no one to talk to you. I would not be here and this blog would not exist. Putin’s article would never be published. The history would have been re-written, as Russia the Great Balancer, the only force that always stood in the way of unabated Western aggression, would be wiped out! And none the wiser, you all would be living in the globalist world ruled by the Dark Nazi State.

Because make no mistake! Hitler’s aggression was AN EARLY ATTEMPT TO CREATE ONE GLOBALIST STATE BASED ON HATEFUL AND ANTI-HUMAN NAZI PRINCIPLES! THERE WOULD BE NO ROOM IN THAT DARK AND UGLY WORLD FOR ME AND FOR MANY OTHERS, who didn’t fit the profile of the German Nazis and other crazies.

But the world turned out to have much more sanity than perhaps one would believe in 1941. Russia/USSR turned out much stronger than the West anticipated. And Russia was aided by the cosmic forces of good, which no one at the time believed or foresaw… Today that cosmic help to Russia, the help from God, is pretty clear and I often talk about it in my work.

As Putin once said: ‘If Russia were destroyed, who needs the world without Russia?’

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This is the TIME OF RUSSIA!

Putin always surprises, and he always does things on his own timeline, thus winning all strategic battles, even if it may seem like tactically the energy was against him. This time, for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War (WWII in the West), he published an article in the iconic conservative geopolitical magazine, The National Interest.

The Victory Day is usually celebrated on May 9th, with a grand Red Square parade and together with invited foreign leaders and millions-strong global Immortal Regiment. The 75th anniversary was planned as one of the grandest ever, but due to COVID it had to be postponed. This vacuum gave an opportunity to all kinds of dark and slimy forces to attack Russia and malign Victory. Those forces crawled out of their holes, from Poland to Prague and from YouTube to Facebook.

Yet, in a strangest and most poetic-justice twist, this postponement turned to Russia’s favor. And what did you expect? This is the Time of Russia, per my predictions. The dark forces had meticulously planned their history re-writing attacks to coincide with May 9 and they spent all of their steam and munitions by that date. Meantime, the actual events are happening throughout the summer, allowing many more opportunities to remind the world about the truth and Russia’s real role.

My new prediction! Putin will also manage to get the leaders together soon, in order to begin developing a new architecture for the world to come! More on that later – on Patreon! 

The grand parades on Red Square and all over Russia are happening on June 24; the Immortal Regiment March on July 26.

Just before these two dates and to coincide with June 22, the day of the attack on the USSR, Putin publishes his article in Washington ‘s National Interest. Coincidence? I think not.

Putin FINALLY chimes in and tells the West the real story of the Munich Betrayal of the European governments, where a separate deal was struck with Germany/Hitler, in order to divide Czechoslovakia and ultimately sick Nazi Germany against Russia the Great Balancer, in its then guise as the USSR.

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Munich Pact signed. British and French prime ministers Neville Chamberlain and Edouard Daladier sign the Munich Pact with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The agreement averted the outbreak of war but gave Czechoslovakia away to German conquest. Daladier abhorred the Munich Pact’s appeasement of the Nazis, but Chamberlain was elated and even stayed behind in Munich to sign a single-page document with Hitler that he believed assured the future of Anglo-German peace. Later that day, Chamberlain flew home to Britain, where he addressed a jubilant crowd in London and praised the Munich Pact for bringing “peace with honor” and “peace in our time.” The next day, Germany annexed the Sudetenland, and the Czechoslovak government chose submission over destruction by the German Wehrmacht. In March 1939, Hitler annexed the rest of Czechoslovakia, and the country ceased to exist.

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It’s called ‘The Munich Betrayal’ in Russia, because it not only betrayed Czechoslovakia, but it wide-opened doors for Hitler’s attack against Russia/ USSR, which was the ultimate reason the Munich Pact was signed. Czechoslovakia was a bribe, a sacrificial lamb for Hitler to leave the West alone and to direct his efforts towards destroying Russia! Poland played its unsightly role, by preventing the USSR from defending Czechoslovakia and by chopping off a chunk of it for itself. 

At the time, Russia asked for passage for the Russian troops through Poland to save Czechoslovakia, but Poland, which always was a little poodle to the West, denied it. The letter issued by Moscow to Warsaw said that “The USSR will defend Czechoslovakia like it would defend its own land.” I think it also appealed to the Slavic solidarity… What solidarity?.. Those people would sell off their own mother if they were given adequate compensation by their Western masters.

It’s actually amazing how dumb and feeble the current generation of Czechs is, who are now destroying the monuments to Russian liberators of Prague. Are they looking for the repeat of that ugly story?…

See my related posts:

IMPORTANT THOUGHTS & QUANTUM CALIBRATIONS OF NAZISM // Putin postpones 75th Victory Day Parade // The rise of neo-Nazism & new history re-write

75 Years Later, Nazism Won in Europe? Czechia Demolishes Monument to Russian Marshal Konev, Liberator of Auschwitz & Prague! (LADA RAY REPORT)

Who Wants to Prevent the Great Rebalancing? E. Europe: Stuck Between Moving GEOPOLITICAL TECTONIC PLATES! (+ about Trump & some predictions!)

This factual story should be common knowledge, yet it continues being vehemently denied and attempted to be re-written. The vicious attempts to reverse polarities and cast the ultimate victims of Western aggression, Russia – USSR, as aggressor, portraying the perpetrators and world’s biggest war criminals as poor, innocent victims, are a part of the same game being played by the West for centuries: it’s called the vilification of Russia the Great Balancer. Reason? Only Russia prevents the globalist Western takeover of the world, and thus, per their logic, she has to be destroyed by whichever means possible!

Putin also hints on some very uncomfortable for the Europeans, and specifically for the UK, secret documents and secret agreements with Nazi Germany. He is calling on countries to declassify and publish them, as Russia has been doing for years on her end! What kind of secrets agreements? The chess master will reveal them in due time, if European governments won’t. But whatever those secret unilateral agreements between the British, Hungary, France, Poland, Italy and Nazi Germany (possibly also other countries) were, we can confidently say they would be unsavory and damning as they helped plunge the world into WWII and they were directed against Russia! And all this happened in 1938 – remember this date!

Stalin and his people saw what was happening: Hitler was getting stronger, as he annexed the Czech territories famous for their industrial might, to be later used against Russia; Europeans were signing secret deals behind Soviet back, trying to channel Hitler/Nazis aggression towards Russia. The USSR repeatedly reached out to the UK, France and others with offers to develop the all-European strategy for dealing with Germany’s aggression and upcoming war crisis. In response, Russia/USSR was snubbed and stonewalled, the Munich Betrayal was signed, UK and European counties began appeasing Hitler and signing secret deals with him.

It was Stalin’s last ditch desperate response to all this massive madness and betrayal by Europeans that made the USSR sign the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in 1939! After all the European snubbing and betrayals, it was the only venue left to postpone, if not prevent, the war with Germany.

If Europeans, UK and Poland acted differently, it is possible that the war could have been prevented or at least deescalated. Therefore, Poland, France and UK, and the rest of Europe, had only themselves to blame when Hitler started picking them off one by one! They surrendered without a fight, except UK, presenting themselves and their countries to Hitler on a platter. Later, the economic might of entire Europe was used by Germany to ATTACK RUSSIA/USSR! There were a number of divisions in the German army that represented various European countries. Therefore, we can confidently say – however sad it sounds – that it was the Unified Europe that attacked Russia/ USSR in 1941!

One publication in an American magazine, even by the world’s most popular leader Vladimir Putin, won’t change decades and centuries of warped history and Russophobic mentality, but it’s a nice and long-needed dent in the agenda and culture of lies and manipulations the rest of the world had to swallow til now. At the very least it signals something very amusingly funny (wait, let me get my popcorn!): Poland, which has been at the forefront of lies and re-writing of history of WWII, in order to earn its keep and cover up its own massive misdeeds, doesn’t have as much US support as it thought it did. I intend to kick back and watch the show: just give it a few years and see how that whole aggressive and arrogant attitude by Poland, Czechia and the current ukro-nazi version Ukraine (sorry to say) will simply deflate without proper support and lavish compensation from the West.

This will happen as the West will have more and more internal problems to deal with; as a result it won’t have much time or resources to sabotage Russia. It’ll take some time, but believe me, it’ll happen sooner than some think! See my Period 8 and Period 9 PREDICTIONS in Webinar 4 and in the New Series 3, especially Webinar 14!

In previous articles I predicted that Poland and Czechia will eventually have a huge karmic debt to pay for their actions. An interesting thing is that Russia doesn’t even have to do anything. It’ll happen of its own accord, as part of the rebalancing of the scales of justice.

For my comprehensive predictions on what’s to come to the world and to each of us between 2020 and 2026, listen to my new series of EARTH SHIFT WEBINARS!

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The Galactic Dawn ​& the Age of Aquarius:

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How Neptune, Saturn & Period 9 Shift ​Will Change Everything!

To me, the main premise of Putin’s message is that all sane and healthy forces in the world should now unite, in order to face new challenges and prevent the new war, whether hot or hybrid.

As the West starts going up in flames and madness gets out of hand, Russia and Putin, as always, play the role of THE GREAT BALANCER AND PEACEMAKER. And as usual, Putin yet again demonstrates that he is the only adult in the room full of juvenile delinquents and ignoramuses – or outright criminals! Now, if only the rest of them grew an ear to hear and a gut to act with honor, if not reason.

Otherwise, like many times before, we continue casting the pearls before those who’ll never appreciate them… Moreover, as a thank you, they tend to destroy the memory and truth, and attack their saviors…

A quotation from Matthew 7:6 in Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount: “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.”

Goodness, how did he know?…

SEE:

The Earth Shift & Russia the Great Balancer teachings by Lada Ray

Book: Geopolitical Quantum Calibrations

 

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The National Interest, USA

June 18, 2020  Topic: Security  Region: Europe  Tags: Russia USSR Soviet Union World War II History

Vladimir Putin:

The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II

The Russian president offers a comprehensive assessment of the legacy of World War II, arguing that “Today, European politicians, and Polish leaders in particular, wish to sweep the Munich Betrayal under the carpet. The Munich Betrayal showed to the Soviet Union that the Western countries would deal with security issues without taking its interests into account.”

Seventy-five years have passed since the end of the Great Patriotic War. Several generations have grown up over the years. The political map of the planet has changed. The Soviet Union that claimed an epic, crushing victory over Nazism and saved the entire world is gone. Besides, the events of that war have long become a distant memory, even for its participants. So why does Russia celebrate the ninth of May as the biggest holiday? Why does life almost come to a halt on June 22? And why does one feel a lump rise in their throat?

They usually say that the war has left a deep imprint on every family’s history. Behind these words, there are fates of millions of people, their sufferings and the pain of loss. Behind these words, there is also the pride, the truth and the memory.

For my parents, the war meant the terrible ordeals of the Siege of Leningrad where my two-year-old brother Vitya died. It was the place where my mother miraculously managed to survive. My father, despite being exempt from active duty, volunteered to defend his hometown. He made the same decision as millions of Soviet citizens. He fought at the Nevsky Pyatachok bridgehead and was severely wounded. And the more years pass, the more I feel the need to talk to my parents and learn more about the war period of their lives. However, I no longer have the opportunity to do so. This is the reason why I treasure in my heart those conversations I had with my father and mother on this subject, as well as the little emotion they showed.

People of my age and I believe it is important that our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren understand the torment and hardships their ancestors had to endure. They need to understand how their ancestors managed to persevere and win. Where did their sheer, unbending willpower that amazed and fascinated the whole world come from? Sure, they were defending their home, their children, loved ones and families. However, what they shared was the love for their homeland, their Motherland. That deep-seated, intimate feeling is fully reflected in the very essence of our nation and became one of the decisive factors in its heroic, sacrificial fight against the Nazis.

I often wonder: What would today’s generation do? How will it act when faced with a crisis situation? I see young doctors, nurses, sometimes fresh graduates that go to the “red zone” to save lives. I see our servicemen that fight international terrorism in the Northern Caucasus and fought to the bitter end in Syria. They are so young. Many servicemen who were part of the legendary, immortal 6th Paratroop Company were 19-20 years old. But all of them proved that they deserved to inherit the feat of the warriors of our homeland that defended it during the Great Patriotic War.

This is why I am confident that one of the characteristic features of the peoples of Russia is to fulfill their duty without feeling sorry for themselves when the circumstances so demand. Such values as selflessness, patriotism, love for their home, their family and Motherland remain fundamental and integral to the Russian society to this day. These values are, to a large extent, the backbone of our country’s sovereignty.

Nowadays, we have new traditions created by the people, such as the Immortal Regiment. This is the memory march that symbolizes our gratitude, as well as the living connection and the blood ties between generations. Millions of people come out to the streets carrying the photographs of their relatives that defended their Motherland and defeated the Nazis. This means that their lives, their ordeals and sacrifices, as well as the Victory that they left to us will never be forgotten.

We have a responsibility to our past and our future to do our utmost to prevent those horrible tragedies from happening ever again. Hence, I was compelled to come out with an article about World War II and the Great Patriotic War. I have discussed this idea on several occasions with world leaders, and they have showed their support. At the summit of CIS leaders held at the end of last year, we all agreed on one thing: it is essential to pass on to future generations the memory of the fact that the Nazis were defeated first and foremost by the Soviet people and that representatives of all republics of the Soviet Union fought side by side together in that heroic battle, both on the frontlines and in the rear. During that summit, I also talked with my counterparts about the challenging pre-war period.

That conversation caused a stir in Europe and the world. It means that it is indeed high time that we revisited the lessons of the past. At the same time, there were many emotional outbursts, poorly disguised insecurities and loud accusations that followed. Acting out of habit, certain politicians rushed to claim that Russia was trying to rewrite history. However, they failed to rebut a single fact or refute a single argument. It is indeed difficult, if not impossible, to argue with the original documents that, by the way, can be found not only in the Russian, but also in the foreign archives.

Thus, there is a need to further examine the reasons that caused the world war and reflect on its complicated events, tragedies and victories, as well as its lessons, both for our country and the entire world. And like I said, it is crucial to rely exclusively on archive documents and contemporary evidence while avoiding any ideological or politicized speculations.

I would like to once again recall the obvious fact. The root causes of World War II mainly stem from the decisions made after World War IThe Treaty of Versailles became a symbol of grave injustice for Germany. It basically implied that the country was to be robbed, being forced to pay enormous reparations to the Western allies that drained its economy. French marshal Ferdinand Foch who served as the Supreme Allied Commander gave a prophetic description of that Treaty: “This is not peace. It is an armistice for twenty years.”

It was the national humiliation that became a fertile ground for radical sentiments of revenge in Germany. The Nazis skillfully played on people’s emotions and built their propaganda promising to deliver Germany from the “legacy of Versailles” and restore the country to its former power while essentially pushing German people into war. Paradoxically, the Western states, particularly the United Kingdom and the United States, directly or indirectly contributed to this. Their financial and industrial enterprises actively invested in German factories and plants manufacturing military products. Besides, many people in the aristocracy and political establishment supported radical, far-right and nationalist movements that were on the rise both in Germany and in Europe.

The “Versailles world order” caused numerous implicit controversies and apparent conflicts. They revolved around the borders of new European states randomly set by the victors in World War I. That boundary delimitation was almost immediately followed by territorial disputes and mutual claims that turned into “time bombs”.

One of the major outcomes of World War I was the establishment of the League of Nations. There were high expectations for that international organization to ensure lasting peace and collective security. It was a progressive idea that, if followed through consistently, could actually prevent the horrors of a global war from happening again.

However, the League of Nations dominated by the victorious powers of France and the United Kingdom proved ineffective and just got swamped by pointless discussions. The League of Nations and the European continent in general turned a deaf ear to the repeated calls of the Soviet Union to establish an equitable collective security system, and sign an Eastern European pact and a Pacific pact to prevent aggression. These proposals were disregarded.

The League of Nations also failed to prevent conflicts in various parts of the world, such as the attack of Italy on Ethiopia, the civil war in Spain, the Japanese aggression against China and the Anschluss of Austria. Furthermore, in case of the Munich Betrayal that, in addition to Hitler and Mussolini, involved British and French leaders, Czechoslovakia was taken apart with the full approval of the League of Nations. I would like to point out in this regard that, unlike many other European leaders of that time, Stalin did not disgrace himself by meeting with Hitler who was known among the Western nations as quite a reputable politician and was a welcome guest in the European capitals.

Poland was also engaged in the partition of Czechoslovakia along with Germany. They decided together in advance who would get what Czechoslovak territories. On September 20, 1938, Polish Ambassador to Germany Józef Lipski reported to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Józef Beck on the following assurances made by Hitler: “…in case of a conflict between Poland and Czechoslovakia over our interests in Teschen, the Reich would stand by Poland.” The Nazi leader even prompted and advised that Poland started to act “only after the Germans occupy the Sudetes.”

Poland was aware that without Hitler’s support, its annexationist plans were doomed to fail. I would like to quote in this regard a record of the conversation between German Ambassador to Warsaw Hans-Adolf von Moltke and Józef Beck that took place on October 1, 1938, and was focused on the Polish-Czech relations and the position of the Soviet Union in this matter. It says: “Mr. Beck expressed real gratitude for the loyal treatment accorded [to] Polish interests at the Munich conference, as well as the sincerity of relations during the Czech conflict. The attitude of the Führer and Chancellor was fully appreciated by the Government and the public [of Poland].”

The partition of Czechoslovakia was brutal and cynical. Munich destroyed even the formal, fragile guarantees that remained on the continent. It showed that mutual agreements were worthless. It was the Munich Betrayal that served as a “trigger” and made the great war in Europe inevitable.

Today, European politicians, and Polish leaders in particular, wish to sweep the Munich Betrayal under the carpet. Why? The fact that their countries once broke their commitments and supported the Munich Betrayal, with some of them even participating in divvying up the take, is not the only reason. Another is that it is kind of embarrassing to recall that during those dramatic days of 1938, the Soviet Union was the only one to stand up for Czechoslovakia.

The Soviet Union, in accordance with its international obligations, including agreements with France and Czechoslovakia, tried to prevent the tragedy from happening. Meanwhile, Poland, in pursuit of its interests, was doing its utmost to hamper the establishment of a collective security system in Europe. Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Józef Beck wrote about it directly in his letter of September 19, 1938 to the aforementioned Ambassador Józef Lipski before his meeting with Hitler: “…in the past year, the Polish government rejected four times the proposal to join the international interfering in defense of Czechoslovakia.”

Britain, as well as France, which was at the time the main ally of the Czechs and Slovaks, chose to withdraw their guarantees and abandon this Eastern European country to its fate. In so doing, they sought to direct the attention of the Nazis eastward so that Germany and the Soviet Union would inevitably clash and bleed each other white.

That is the essence of the western policy of appeasement, which was pursued not only towards the Third Reich but also towards other participants of the so-called Anti-Comintern Pact – the fascist Italy and militarist Japan. In the Far East, this policy culminated in the conclusion of the Anglo-Japanese agreement in the summer of 1939, which gave Tokyo a free hand in China. The leading European powers were unwilling to recognize the mortal danger posed by Germany and its allies to the whole world. They were hoping that they themselves would be left untouched by the war.

The Munich Betrayal showed to the Soviet Union that the Western countries would deal with security issues without taking its interests into account. In fact, they could even create an anti-Soviet front, if needed.

Nevertheless, the Soviet Union did its utmost to use every chance of creating an anti-Hitler coalition. Despite – I will say it again – the double‑dealing on the part of the Western countries. For instance, the intelligence services reported to the Soviet leadership detailed information on the behind-the-scenes contacts between Britain and Germany in the summer of 1939. The important thing is that those contacts were quite active and practically coincided with the tripartite negotiations between France, Great Britain and the USSR, which were, on the contrary, deliberately protracted by the Western partners. In this connection, I will cite a document from the British archives. It contains instructions to the British military mission that came to Moscow in August 1939. It directly states that the delegation was to proceed with negotiations very slowly, and that the Government of the United Kingdom was not ready to assume any obligations spelled out in detail and limiting their freedom of action under any circumstances. I will also note that, unlike the British and French delegations, the Soviet delegation was headed by top commanders of the Red Army, who had the necessary authority to “sign a military convention on the organization of military defense of England, France and the USSR against aggression in Europe.”

Poland played its role in the failure of those negotiations as it did not want to have any obligations to the Soviet side. Even under pressure from their Western allies, the Polish leadership rejected the idea of joint action with the Red Army to fight against the Wehrmacht. It was only when they learned of the arrival of Ribbentrop to Moscow that J. Beck reluctantly and not directly, through French diplomats, notified the Soviet side: “… in the event of joint action against the German aggression, cooperation between Poland and the Soviet Union is not out of the question, in technical circumstances which remain to be agreed.”  At the same time, he explained to his colleagues: “… I agreed to this wording only for the sake of the tactics, and our core position in relation to the Soviet Union is final and remains unchanged.”

In these circumstances, the Soviet Union signed the Non-Aggression Pact with Germany. It was practically the last among the European countries to do so. Besides, it was done in the face of a real threat of war on two fronts – with Germany in the west and with Japan in the east, where intense fighting on the Khalkhin Gol River was already underway.

Stalin and his entourage, indeed, deserve many legitimate accusations. We remember the crimes committed by the regime against its own people and the horror of mass repressions. In other words, there are many things the Soviet leaders can be reproached for, but poor understanding of the nature of external threats is not one of them. They saw how attempts were made to leave the Soviet Union alone to deal with Germany and its allies. Bearing in mind this real threat, they sought to buy precious time needed to strengthen the country’s defenses.

Nowadays, we hear lots of speculations and accusations against modern Russia in connection with the Non-Aggression Pact signed back then. Yes, Russia is the legal successor state to the USSR, and the Soviet period – with all its triumphs and tragedies – is an inalienable part of our thousand-year-long history. However, let us recall that the Soviet Union gave a legal and moral assessment of the so-called Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. The Supreme Soviet in its resolution of 24 December 1989 officially denounced the secret protocols as “an act of personal power” which in no way reflected “the will of the Soviet people who bear no responsibility for this collusion.”

Yet other states have preferred to forget the agreements carrying signatures of the Nazis and Western politicians, not to mention giving legal or political assessments of such cooperation, including the silent acquiescence – or even direct abetment – of some European politicians in the barbarous plans of the Nazis. It will suffice to remember the cynical phrase said by Polish Ambassador to Germany J. Lipski during his conversation with Hitler on 20 September 1938: “…for solving the Jewish problem, we [the Poles] will build in his honor … a splendid monument in Warsaw.”

Besides, we do not know if there were any secret “protocols” or annexes to agreements of a number of countries with the Nazis. The only thing that is left to do is to take their word for it. In particular, materials pertaining to the secret Anglo-German talks still have not been declassified. Therefore, we urge all states to step up the process of making their archives public and publishing previously unknown documents of the war and pre-war periods – the way Russia has done it in recent years. In this context, we are ready for broad cooperation and joint research projects engaging historians.

But let us go back to the events immediately preceding the Second World War. It was naïve to believe that Hitler, once done with Czechoslovakia, would not make new territorial claims. This time the claims involved its recent accomplice in the partition of Czechoslovakia – Poland. Here, the legacy of Versailles, particularly the fate of the so-called Danzig Corridor, was yet again used as the pretext. The blame for the tragedy that Poland then suffered lies entirely with the Polish leadership, which had impeded the formation of a military alliance between Britain, France and the Soviet Union and relied on the help from its Western partners, throwing its own people under the steamroller of Hitler’s machine of destruction.

The German offensive was mounted in full accordance with the blitzkrieg doctrine. Despite the fierce, heroic resistance of the Polish army, on 8 September 1939 – only a week after the war broke out – the German troops were on the approaches to Warsaw. By 17 September, the military and political leaders of Poland had fled to Romania, abandoning its people, who continued to fight against the invaders.

Poland’s hope for help from its Western allies was in vain. After the war against Germany was declared, the French troops advanced only a few tens of kilometers deep into the German territory. All of it looked like a mere demonstration of vigorous action. Moreover, the Anglo-French Supreme War Council, holding its first meeting on 12 September 1939 in the French city of Abbeville, decided to call off the offensive altogether in view of the rapid developments in Poland. That was when the infamous Phony War started. What Britain and France did was a blatant betrayal of their obligations to Poland.

Later, during the Nuremberg trials, German generals explained their quick success in the East. The former chief of the operations staff of the German armed forces high command, General Alfred Jodl admitted: “… we did not suffer defeat as early as 1939 only because about 110 French and British divisions stationed in the west against 23 German divisions during our war with Poland remained absolutely idle.”

I asked for retrieval from the archives of the whole body of materials pertaining to the contacts between the USSR and Germany in the dramatic days of August and September 1939. According to the documents, paragraph 2 of the Secret Protocol to the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 23 August 1939 stated that, in the event of territorial-political reorganization of the districts making up the Polish state, the border of the spheres of interest of the two countries would run “approximately along the Narew, Vistula and San rivers”. In other words, the Soviet sphere of influence included not only the territories that were mostly home to Ukrainian and Belarusian population but also the historically Polish lands in the Vistula and Bug interfluve. This fact is known to very few these days.

Similarly, very few know that, immediately following the attack on Poland, in the early days of September 1939 Berlin strongly and repeatedly called on Moscow to join the military action. However, the Soviet leadership ignored those calls and planned to avoid engaging in the dramatic developments as long as possible.

It was only when it became absolutely clear that Great Britain and France were not going to help their ally and the Wehrmacht could swiftly occupy entire Poland and thus appear on the approaches to Minsk that the Soviet Union decided to send in, on the morning of 17 September, Red Army units into the so-called Eastern Borderlines, which nowadays form part of the territories of Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania.

Obviously, there was no alternative. Otherwise, the USSR would face seriously increased risks because – I will say this again – the old Soviet-Polish border ran only within a few tens of kilometers of Minsk. The country would have to enter the inevitable war with the Nazis from very disadvantageous strategic positions, while millions of people of different nationalities, including the Jews living near Brest and Grodno, Przemyśl, Lvov and Wilno, would be left to die at the hands of the Nazis and their local accomplices – anti-Semites and radical nationalists.

The fact that the Soviet Union sought to avoid engaging in the growing conflict for as long as possible and was unwilling to fight side by side with Germany was the reason why the real contact between the Soviet and the German troops occurred much farther east than the borders agreed in the secret protocol. It was not on the Vistula River but closer to the so-called Curzon Line, which back in 1919 was recommended by the Triple Entente as the eastern border of Poland.

As is known, there is hardly any point in using the subjunctive mood when we speak of the past events. I will only say that, in September 1939, the Soviet leadership had an opportunity to move the western borders of the USSR even farther west, all the way to Warsaw, but decided against it.

The Germans suggested formalizing the new status quo. On September 28, 1939 Joachim von Ribbentrop and V.Molotov signed in Moscow the Boundary and Friendship Treaty between Germany and the Soviet Union, as well as the secret protocol on changing the state border, according to which the border was recognized at the demarcation line where the two armies de-facto stood.

In autumn 1939, the Soviet Union, pursuing its strategic military and defensive goals, started the process of the incorporation of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Their accession to the USSR was implemented on a contractual basis, with the consent of the elected authorities. This was in line with international and state law of that time. Besides, in October 1939, the city of Vilna and the surrounding area, which had previously been part of Poland, were returned to Lithuania. The Baltic republics within the USSR preserved their government bodies, language, and had representation in the higher state structures of the Soviet Union.

During all these months there was an ongoing invisible diplomatic and politico-military struggle and intelligence work. Moscow understood that it was facing a fierce and cruel enemy, and that a covert war against Nazism was already going on. And there is no reason to take official statements and formal protocol notes of that time as a proof of ‘friendship’ between the USSR and Germany. The Soviet Union had active trade and technical contacts not only with Germany, but with other countries as well. Whereas Hitler tried again and again to draw the Soviet Union into Germany’s confrontation with the UK. But the Soviet government stood firm.

The last attempt to persuade the USSR to act together was made by Hitler during the visit of Molotov to Berlin in November 1940. But Molotov accurately followed Stalin’s instructions and limited himself to a general discussion of the German idea of the Soviet Union joining the Tripartite Pact signed by Germany, Italy and Japan in September 1940 and directed against the UK and the USA. No wonder that already on November 17 Molotov gave the following instructions to Soviet plenipotentiary representative in London Ivan Maisky: “For your information…No agreement was signed or was intended to be signed in Berlin. We just exchanged our views in Berlin…and that was all…Apparently, the Germans and the Japanese seem anxious to push us towards the Gulf and India. We declined the discussion of this matter as we consider such advice on the part of Germany to be inappropriate.” And on November 25 the Soviet leadership called it a day altogether by officially putting forward to Berlin the conditions that were unacceptable to the Nazis, including the withdrawal of German troops from Finland, mutual assistance treaty between Bulgaria and the USSR, and a number of others. Thus it deliberately excluded any possibility of joining the Pact. Such position definitely shaped the Fuehrer’s intention to unleash a war against the USSR. And already in December, putting aside the warnings of his strategists about the disastrous danger of having a two-front war, Hitler approved the Barbarossa Plan. He did this with the knowledge that the Soviet Union was the major force that opposed him in Europe and that the upcoming battle in the East would decide the outcome of the world war. And he had no doubts as to the swiftness and success of the Moscow campaign.

And here I would like to highlight the following: Western countries, as a matter of fact, agreed at that time with the Soviet actions and recognized the Soviet Union’s intention to ensure its national security. Indeed, back on October 1, 1939 Winston Churchill, the First Lord of the Admiralty back then, in his speech on the radio said, “Russia has pursued a cold policy of self-interest… But that the Russian armies should stand on this line [the new Western border is meant] was clearly necessary for the safety of Russia against the Nazi menace.” On October 4, 1939 speaking in the House of Lords British Foreign Secretary Halifax said, “…it should be recalled that the Soviet government’s actions were to move the border essentially to the line recommended at the Versailles Conference by Lord Curzon… I only cite historical facts and believe they are indisputable.” Prominent British politician and statesman D. Lloyd George emphasized, “The Russian armies occupied the territories that are not Polish and that were forcibly seized by Poland after the First World War … It would be an act of criminal insanity to put the Russian advancement on a par with the German one.”

In informal communications with Soviet plenipotentiary representative Maisky, British diplomats and high-level politicians spoke even more openly. On October 17, 1939 Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs R. A. Butler confided him that the British government circles believed there could be no question of returning Western Ukraine and Belarus to Poland. According to him, if it had been possible to create an ethnographic Poland of a modest size with a guarantee not only of the USSR and Germany, but also of Britain and France, the British government would have considered itself quite satisfied. On October 27, 1939, Chamberlain’s senior advisor H.Wilson said that Poland had to be restored as an independent state on its ethnographic basis, but without Western Ukraine and Belarus.

It is worth noting that in the course of these conversations the possibilities for improving British-Soviet relations were also being explored. These contacts to a large extent laid the foundation for future alliance and anti-Hitler coalition. Churchill stood out among other responsible and far-sighted politicians and, despite his infamous dislike for the USSR, had been in favour of cooperating with the Soviets even before. Back in May 1939, he said in the House of Commons, “We shall be in mortal danger if we fail to create a grand alliance against aggression. The worst folly would be to drive away any natural cooperation with Soviet Russia.” And after the start of hostilities in Europe, at his meeting with Maisky on October 6, 1939 he confided that there were no serious contradictions between the UK and the USSR and, therefore, there was no reason for strained or unsatisfactory relations. He also mentioned that the British government was eager to develop trade relations and willing to discuss any other measures that might improve the relationships.

The Second World War did not happen overnight, nor did it start unexpectedly or all of a sudden. And German aggression against Poland was not out of nowhere. It was the result of a number of tendencies and factors of the world policy of that time. All pre-war events fell into place to form one fatal chain. But, undoubtedly, the main factors that predetermined the greatest tragedy in the history of mankind were state egoism, cowardice, appeasement of the aggressor who was gaining strength, and unwillingness of political elites to search for a compromise.

Therefore, it is unfair to claim that the two-day visit to Moscow of Nazi Foreign Minister Ribbentrop was the main reason for the start of the Second World War. All the leading countries are to a certain extent responsible for its outbreak. Each of them made fatal mistakes, arrogantly believing that they could outsmart others, secure unilateral advantages for themselves or stay away from the impending world catastrophe. And this short-sightedness, the refusal to create a collective security system cost millions of lives and tremendous losses.

Saying this, I by no means intend to take on the role of a judge, to accuse or acquit anyone, let alone initiate a new round of international information confrontation in the historical field that could set countries and peoples at loggerheads. I believe that it is academics with a wide representation of respected scientists from different countries of the world who should search for a balanced assessment of what happened. We all need the truth and objectivity. On my part, I have always encouraged my colleagues to build a calm, open and trust-based dialogue, to look at the common past in a self-critical and unbiased manner. Such an approach will make it possible not to repeat the errors committed back then and to ensure peaceful and successful development for years to come.

However, many of our partners are not yet ready for joint work. On the contrary, pursuing their goals, they increase the number and the scope of information attacks against our country, trying to make us provide excuses and feel guilty, and adopt thoroughly hypocritical and politically motivated declarations. Thus, for example, the resolution on the Importance of European Remembrance for the Future of Europe approved by the European Parliament on 19 September 2019 directly accused the USSR together with the Nazi Germany of unleashing the Second World War. Needless to say, there is no mention of Munich in it whatsoever.

I believe that such ‘paperwork’ – for I cannot call this resolution a document – which is clearly intended to provoke a scandal, is fraught with real and dangerous threats. Indeed, it was adopted by a highly respectable institution. And what does that show? Regrettably, this reveals a deliberate policy aimed at destroying the post-war world order whose creation was a matter of honour and responsibility for States a number of representatives of which voted today in favour of this deceitful resolution. Thus, they challenged the conclusions of the Nuremberg Tribunal and the efforts of the international community to create after the victorious 1945 universal international institutions. Let me remind you in this regard that the process of European integration itself leading to the establishment of relevant structures, including the European Parliament, became possible only due to the lessons learnt form the past and its accurate legal and political assessment. And those who deliberately put this consensus into question undermine the foundations of the entire post-war Europe.

Apart from posing a threat to the fundamental principles of the world order, this also raises certain moral and ethical issues. Desecrating and insulting the memory is mean. Meanness can be deliberate, hypocritical and pretty much intentional as in the situation when declarations commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War mention all participants in the anti-Hitler coalition except for the Soviet Union. Meanness can be cowardly as in the situation when monuments erected in honour of those who fought against Nazism are demolished and these shameful acts are justified by the false slogans of the fight against an unwelcome ideology and alleged occupation. Meanness can also be bloody as in the situation when those who come out against neo-Nazis and Bandera’s successors are killed and burned. Once again, meanness can have different manifestations, but this does not make it less disgusting.

Neglecting the lessons of history inevitably leads to a harsh payback. We will firmly uphold the truth based on documented historical facts. We will continue to be honest and impartial about the events of World War II. This includes a large-scale project to establish Russia’s largest collection of archival records, film and photo materials about the history of World War II and the pre‑war period.

Such work is already underway. Many new, recently discovered or declassified materials were also used in the preparation of this article. In this regard, I can state with all responsibility that there are no archive documents that would confirm the assumption that the USSR intended to start a preventive war against Germany. The Soviet military leadership indeed followed a doctrine according to which, in the event of aggression, the Red Army would promptly confront the enemy, go on the offensive and wage war on enemy territory. However, such strategic plans did not imply any intention to attack Germany first.

Of course, military planning documents, letters of instruction of Soviet and German headquarters are now available to historians. Finally, we know the true course of events. From the perspective of this knowledge, many argue about the actions, mistakes and misjudgment of the country’s military and political leadership. In this regard, I will say one thing: along with a huge flow of misinformation of various kinds, Soviet leaders also received true information about the upcoming Nazi aggression. And in the pre-war months, they took steps to improve the combat readiness of the country, including the secret recruitment of a part of those liable for military duty for military training and the redeployment of units and reserves from internal military districts to western borders.

The war did not come as a surprise, people were expecting it, preparing for it. But the Nazi attack was truly unprecedented in terms of its destructive power. On June 22, 1941, the Soviet Union faced the strongest, most mobilized and skilled army in the world with the industrial, economic and military potential of almost all Europe working for it. Not only the Wehrmacht, but also German satellites, military contingents of many other states of the European continent, took part in this deadly invasion.

The most serious military defeats in 1941 brought the country to the brink of catastrophe. Combat power and control had to be restored by extreme means, nation-wide mobilization and intensification of all efforts of the state and the people. In summer 1941, millions of citizens, hundreds of factories and industries began to be evacuated under enemy fire to the east of the country. The manufacture of weapons and munition, that had started to be supplied to the front already in the first military winter, was launched in the shortest possible time, and by 1943, the rates of military production of Germany and its allies were exceeded. Within six months, the Soviet people did something that seemed impossible. Both on the front lines and the home front. It is still hard to realize, understand and imagine what incredible efforts, courage, dedication these greatest achievements were worth.

The tremendous power of Soviet society, united by the desire to protect their native land, rose against the powerful, armed to the teeth, cold-blooded Nazi invading machine. It stood up to take revenge on the enemy, who had broken, trampled peaceful life, people’s plans and hopes.

Of course, fear, confusion and desperation were taking over some people during this terrible and bloody war. There were betrayal and desertion. The harsh split caused by the revolution and the Civil War, nihilism, mockery of national history, traditions and faith that the Bolsheviks tried to impose, especially in the first years after coming to power – all of this had its impact. But the general attitude of the absolute majority of Soviet citizens and our compatriots who found themselves abroad was different – to save and protect the Motherland. It was a real and irrepressible impulse. People were looking for support in true patriotic values.

The Nazi “strategists” were convinced that a huge multinational state could easily be brought to heel. They thought that the sudden outbreak of the war, its mercilessness and unbearable hardships would inevitably exacerbate inter-ethnic relations. And that the country could be split into pieces. Hitler clearly stated: “Our policy towards the peoples living in the vastness of Russia should be to promote any form of disagreement and division”.

But from the very first days, it was clear that the Nazi plan had failed. The Brest Fortress was protected to the last drop of blood by its defenders of more than 30 ethnicities. Throughout the war, the feat of the Soviet people knew no national boundaries – both in large-scale decisive battles and in the protection of every foothold, every meter of native land.

The Volga region and the Urals, Siberia and the Far East, the republics of Central Asia and Transcaucasia became home to millions of evacuees. Their residents shared everything they had and provided all the support they could. Friendship of peoples and mutual help became a real indestructible fortress for the enemy.

The Soviet Union and the Red Army, no matter what anyone is trying to prove today, made the main and crucial contribution to the defeat of Nazism. These were heroes who fought to the end surrounded by the enemy at  Bialystok and Mogilev, Uman and Kiev, Vyazma and Kharkov. They launched attacks near Moscow and Stalingrad, Sevastopol and Odessa, Kursk and Smolensk. They liberated Warsaw, Belgrade, Vienna and Prague. They stormed Koenigsberg and Berlin.

We contend for genuine, unvarnished, or whitewashed truth about war. This national, human truth, which is hard, bitter and merciless, has been handed down to us by writers and poets who walked through fire and hell of front trials. For my generation, as well as for others, their honest and deep stories, novels, piercing trench prose and poems have left their mark in my soul forever. Honoring veterans who did everything they could for the Victory and remembering those who died on the battlefield has become our moral duty.

And today, the simple and great in its essence lines of Alexander Tvardovsky’s poem “I was killed near Rzhev …” dedicated to the participants of the bloody and brutal battle of the Great Patriotic War in the center of the Soviet-German front line are astonishing. Only in the battles for Rzhev and the Rzhevsky Salient from October 1941 to March 1943, the Red Army lost 1,154, 698 people, including wounded and missing. For the first time, I call out these terrible, tragic and far from complete figures collected from archive sources. I do it to honor the memory of the feat of known and nameless heroes, who for various reasons were undeservingly, and unfairly little talked about or not mentioned at all in the post-war years.

Let me cite you another document. This is a report of February 1954 on reparation from Germany by the Allied Commission on Reparations headed by Ivan Maisky. The Commission’s task was to define a formula according to which defeated Germany would have to pay for the damages sustained by the victor powers. The Commission concluded that “the number of soldier-days spent by Germany on the Soviet front is at least 10 times higher than on all other allied fronts. The Soviet front also had to handle four-fifths of German tanks and about two-thirds of German aircraft.” On the whole, the USSR accounted for about 75 percent of all military efforts undertaken by the anti-Hitler coalition. During the war period, the Red Army “ground up” 626 divisions of the Axis states, of which 508 were German.

On April 28, 1942, Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his address to the American nation: “These Russian forces have destroyed and are destroying more armed power of our enemies – troops, planes, tanks, and guns – than all the other United Nations put together”. Winston Churchill in his message to Joseph Stalin of September 27, 1944, wrote “that it is the Russian army that tore the guts out of the German military machine…”.

Such an assessment has resonated throughout the world. Because these words are the great truth, which no one doubted then. Almost 27 million Soviet citizens lost their lives on the fronts, in German prisons, starved to death and were bombed, died in ghettos and furnaces of the Nazi death camps. The USSR lost one in seven of its citizens, the UK lost one in 127, and the USA lost one in 320. Unfortunately, this figure of the Soviet Union’s hardest and grievous losses is not exhaustive. The painstaking work should be continued to restore the names and fates of all who have perished – Red Army soldiers, partisans, underground fighters, prisoners of war and concentration camps, and civilians killed by the death squads. It is our duty. And here, members of the search movement, military‑patriotic and volunteer associations, such projects as the electronic database “Pamyat Naroda”, which contains archival documents, play a special role. And, surely, close international cooperation is needed in such a common humanitarian task.

The efforts of all countries and peoples who fought against a common enemy resulted in victory. The British army protected its homeland from invasion, fought the Nazis and their satellites in the Mediterranean and North Africa. American and British troops liberated Italy and opened the Second Front. The US dealt powerful and crushing strikes against the aggressor in the Pacific Ocean. We remember the tremendous sacrifices made by the Chinese people and their great role in defeating Japanese militarists. Let us not forget the fighters of Fighting France, who did not fall for the shameful capitulation and continued to fight against the Nazis.

We will also always be grateful for the assistance rendered by the Allies in providing the Red Army with ammunition, raw materials, food and equipment. And that help was significant – about 7 percent of the total military production of the Soviet Union.

The core of the anti-Hitler coalition began to take shape immediately after the attack on the Soviet Union where the United States and Britain unconditionally supported it in the fight against Hitler’s Germany. At the Tehran conference in 1943, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill formed an alliance of great powers, agreed to elaborate coalition diplomacy and a joint strategy in the fight against a common deadly threat. The leaders of the Big Three had a clear understanding that the unification of industrial, resource and military capabilities of the USSR, the United States and the UK will give unchallenged supremacy over the enemy.

The Soviet Union fully fulfilled its obligations to its allies and always offered a helping hand. Thus, the Red Army supported the landing of the Anglo-American troops in Normandy by carrying out a large-scale Operation Bagration in Belarus. In January 1945, having broken through to the Oder River, it put an end to the last powerful offensive of the Wehrmacht on the Western Front in the Ardennes. Three months after the victory over Germany, the USSR, in full accordance with the Yalta agreements, declared war on Japan and defeated the million-strong Kwantung Army.

Back in July 1941, the Soviet leadership declared that the purpose of the War against fascist oppressors was not only the elimination of the threat looming over our country, but also help for all the peoples of Europe suffering under the yoke of German fascism. By the middle of 1944, the enemy was expelled from virtually all of the Soviet territory. However, the enemy had to be finished off in its lair. And so the Red Army started its liberation mission in Europe. It saved entire nations from destruction and enslavement, and from the horror of the Holocaust. They were saved at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives of Soviet soldiers.

It is also important not to forget about the enormous material assistance that the USSR provided to the liberated countries in eliminating the threat of hunger and in rebuilding their economies and infrastructure. That was being done at the time when ashes stretched for thousands of miles all the way from Brest to Moscow and the Volga. For instance, in May 1945, the Austrian government asked the USSR to provide assistance with food, as it “had no idea how to feed its population in the next seven weeks before the new harvest.” The state chancellor of the provisional government of the Austrian Republic Karl Renner described the consent of the Soviet leadership to send food as a saving act that the Austrians would never forget.

The Allies jointly established the International Military Tribunal to punish Nazi political and war criminals. Its decisions contained a clear legal qualification of crimes against humanity, such as genocide, ethnic and religious cleansing, anti-Semitism and xenophobia. Directly and unambiguously, the Nuremberg Tribunal also condemned the accomplices of the Nazis, collaborators of various kinds.

This shameful phenomenon manifested itself in all European countries. Such figures as Pétain, Quisling, Vlasov, Bandera, their henchmen and followers – though they were disguised as fighters for national independence or freedom from communism – are traitors and slaughterers. In inhumanity, they often exceeded their masters. In their desire to serve, as part of special punitive groups they willingly executed the most inhuman orders. They were responsible for such bloody events as the shootings of Babi Yar, the Volhynia massacre, burnt Khatyn, acts of destruction of Jews in Lithuania and Latvia.

Today as well, our position remains unchanged – there can be no excuse for the criminal acts of Nazi collaborators, there is no statute of limitations for them. It is therefore bewildering that in certain countries those who are smirched with cooperation with the Nazis are suddenly equated with the Second World War veterans. I believe that it is unacceptable to equate liberators with occupants. And I can only regard the glorification of Nazi collaborators as a betrayal of the memory of our fathers and grandfathers. A betrayal of the ideals that united peoples in the fight against Nazism.

At that time, the leaders of the USSR, the United States, and the UK faced, without exaggeration, a historic task. StalinRoosevelt and Churchill represented the countries with different ideologies, state aspirations, interests, cultures, but demonstrated great political will, rose above the contradictions and preferences and put the true interests of peace at the forefront. As a result, they were able to come to an agreement and achieve a solution from which all of humanity has benefited.

The victorious powers left us a system that has become the quintessence of the intellectual and political quest of several centuries. A series of conferences – Tehran, Yalta, San Francisco and Potsdam – laid the foundation of a world that for 75 years had no global war, despite the sharpest contradictions.

Historical revisionism, the manifestations of which we now observe in the West, and primarily with regard to the subject of the Second World War and its outcome, is dangerous because it grossly and cynically distorts the understanding of the principles of peaceful development, laid down at the Yalta and San Francisco conferences in 1945. The major historic achievement of Yalta and other decisions of that time is the agreement to create a mechanism that would allow the leading powers to remain within the framework of diplomacy in resolving their differences.

The twentieth century brought large-scale and comprehensive global conflicts, and in 1945 the nuclear weapons capable of physically destroying the Earth also entered the scene. In other words, the settlement of disputes by force has become prohibitively dangerous. And the victors in the Second World War understood that. They understood and were aware of their own responsibility towards humanity.

The cautionary tale of the League of Nations was taken into account in 1945. The structure of the UN Security Council was developed in a way to make peace guarantees as concrete and effective as possible. That is how the institution of the permanent members of the Security Council and the right of the veto as their privilege and responsibility came into being.

What is veto power in the UN Security Council? To put it bluntly, it is the only reasonable alternative to a direct confrontation between major countries. It is a statement by one of the five powers that a decision is unacceptable to it and is contrary to its interests and its ideas about the right approach. And other countries, even if they do not agree, take this position for granted, abandoning any attempts to realize their unilateral efforts. So, in one way or another, it is necessary to seek compromises.

A new global confrontation started almost immediately after the end of the Second World War and was at times very fierce. And the fact that the Cold War did not grow into the Third World War has become a clear testimony of the effectiveness of the agreements concluded by the Big Three. The rules of conduct agreed upon during the creation of the United Nations made it possible to further minimize risks and keep confrontation under control.

Of course, we can see that the UN system currently experiences certain tension in its work and is not as effective as it could be. But the UN still performs its primary function. The principles of the UN Security Council are a unique mechanism for preventing a major war or global conflict.

The calls that have been made quite often in recent years to abolish the veto power, to deny special opportunities to permanent members of the Security Council are actually irresponsible. After all, if that happens, the United Nations would in essence become the League of Nations – a meeting for empty talk without any leverage on the world processes. How it ended is well known. That is why the victorious powers approached the formation of the new system of the world order with utmost seriousness seeking to avoid repetition of the mistakes of their predecessors.

The creation of the modern system of international relations is one of the major outcomes of the Second World War. Even the most insurmountable contradictions – geopolitical, ideological, economic – do not prevent us from finding forms of peaceful coexistence and interaction, if there is the desire and will to do so. Today the world is going through quite a turbulent time. Everything is changing, from the global balance of power and influence to the social, economic and technological foundations of societies, nations and even continents. In the past epochs, shifts of such magnitude have almost never happened without major military conflicts. Without a power struggle to build a new global hierarchy. Thanks to the wisdom and farsightedness of the political figures of the Allied Powers, it was possible to create a system that has restrained from extreme manifestations of such objective competition, historically inherent in the world development.

It is a duty of ours – all those who take political responsibility and primarily representatives of the victorious powers in the Second World War – to guarantee that this system is maintained and improved. Today, as in 1945, it is important to demonstrate political will and discuss the future together. Our colleagues – Mr. Xi Jinping, Mr. Macron, Mr. Trump and Mr. Johnson – supported the Russian initiative to hold a meeting of the leaders of the five nuclear-weapon States, permanent members of the Security Council. We thank them for this and hope that such a face-to-face meeting could take place as soon as possible.

What is our vision of the agenda for the upcoming summit? First of all, in our opinion, it would be useful to discuss steps to develop collective principles in world affairs. To speak frankly about the issues of preserving peace, strengthening global and regional security, strategic arms control, as well as joint efforts in countering terrorism, extremism and other major challenges and threats.

A special item on the agenda of the meeting is the situation in the global economy. And above all, overcoming the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Our countries are taking unprecedented measures to protect the health and lives of people and to support citizens who have found themselves in difficult living situations. Our ability to work together and in concert, as real partners, will show how severe the impact of the pandemic will be, and how quickly the global economy will emerge from the recession. Moreover, it is unacceptable to turn the economy into an instrument of pressure and confrontation. Popular issues include environmental protection and combating climate change, as well as ensuring the security of the global information space.

The agenda proposed by Russia for the upcoming summit of the Five is extremely important and relevant both for our countries and for the entire world. And we have specific ideas and initiatives on all the items.

There can be no doubt that the summit of Russia, ChinaFrance, the United States, and the UK can play an important role in finding common answers to modern challenges and threats, and will demonstrate a common commitment to the spirit of alliance, to those high humanist ideals and values for which our fathers and grandfathers were fighting shoulder to shoulder.

Drawing on a shared historical memory, we can trust each other and must do so. That will serve as a solid basis for successful negotiations and concerted action for the sake of enhancing the stability and security on the planet and for the sake of prosperity and well-being of all States. Without exaggeration, it is our common duty and responsibility towards the entire world, towards the present and future generations.

Vladimir Putin serves as President of the Russian Federation. 

Image: Reuters. 

THIS FAIR USE REPOST is part of LADA RAY’S #VICTORY75 MARATHON!

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VICTORY 75 MARATHON: APRIL to MAY 9-12, 2020

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On Patreon: What EARTH KEEPERS & TRUTH/MEMORY KEEPERS do: holding the space for TRUTH vs. the re-writing of history!

On FuturisTrendcast: What EARTH KEEPERS & TRUTH/MEMORY KEEPERS do: holding the space for TRUTH vs. the re-writing of history!

LADA RAY PATREON – full articles and reports

3 Unbelievable Stories & Amazing Historic WWII Videos! 1st Red Square Victory Day Parade; Nazi generals ‘walk of shame’ through Moscow; 1st Victory Train from Berlin! 

No, the REAL Ukraine Is NOT Dead & Never Will Be! VICTORY DAY, No Matter the Threats! #Victory75 #May9

IMPORTANT THOUGHTS & QUANTUM CALIBRATIONS OF NAZISM // Putin postpones 75th Victory Day Parade // The rise of neo-Nazism & new history re-write

75 Years Later, Nazism Won in Europe? Czechia Demolishes Monument to Russian Marshal Konev, Liberator of Auschwitz & Prague! (LADA RAY REPORT)

FULL #Victory75 LIST! Read and watch on:

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Friends,

On May 9, 2020, Russia and everyone who remembers the truth, celebrated the 75th anniversary of Victory in World War II, referred to in Russia as ‘The Great Patriotic War.’ Due to COVID, Russia postponed the major Red Square, Black and Baltic Sea parades, as well as the Immortal Regiment March gathering annually over 10 million people worldwide.

Only a small Kremlin Regiment parade and fireworks were held, along with Putin’s address and his laying the flowers alone to the Unknown Soldier’s tomb. (Below this post you’ll find links to my May 9-10 Victory Marathon on FT, Patreon & Stanislav’s blog.)

Back then, in the end of April, Russian President Putin promised that the parade and Immortal Regiment would happen soon. And that man always delivers. Finally, he, together with Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu, announced the dates for the New Victory Day Parade and Immortal Regiment March! The dates are not at all what many were guessing, and they are a lot sooner than most anticipated!

I have to say for me and millions of others, something was left empty without the proper May 9, and it was a strange, uncomfortable feeling. Since that space wasn’t filled with memory and reminders of how humans almost destroyed the world and how Russia saved it – something that should never be forgotten, various insidious destructions, lies and falsifications of history immediately filled the void. The attacks against Russia, and by association, Victory Day intensified 100-fold before May 9th. I think Putin and many others felt all that too. Therefore, it is good that they are acting sooner rather than later.

As always, it falls to Russia the Great Balancer to balance perceptions and preserve memory. This is why many people feel a relief that Putin has made his official decision and the dates have been named!

Putin Victory 75 parade announcement

PUTIN’S ANNOUNCEMENT:

NEW VICTORY DAY PARADE & IMMORTAL REGIMENT MARCH DATES!

Due to continued precautions regarding COVID, the dates will be split in two.

June 24 – VICTORY DAY PARADE ON RED SQUARE. And Victory parades in some major cities: it appears this was left to local authorities.

July 26 – VICTORY DAY NAVAL PARADES in Crimea (Black Sea Parade), St Petersburg (Baltic Sea Parade), as well as Murmansk (Northern Fleet), and others.

July 26 happens to be the official Russian Navy Day. Therefore, the Navy parades on this day are logical.

July 26 – The IMMORTAL REGIMENT MARCH, same date as the Navy parades, will be held everywhere. Postponement till later date is a precaution, allowing COVID to abate further. The middle of summer by many estimates will be the easiest and lightest time from the COVID perspective.

The Immortal Regiment is such a massive event when millions come out and march shoulder to shoulder, that there is no way to observe any social distance. But at the same time, taking this away from people is not good.

Russia tried to do a virtual Immortal Regiment online on May 9. The event was massive and it lasted over 12 hours. It was nice and would have been great, except it was discovered that online many horrible provocateurs got out of their dark holes, hiding behind online anonymity. There were those who posted photos of Hitler, Goebbels and Himmler, as well as the traitor Vlasov (see about him below) and ukro-nazis/Hitler helpers, such as Bandera and Shukevich – all dressed in the Red Army uniforms and parading as Russian/Soviet soldiers or officers. They all were discovered. Many of them turned out to work out of the US SPONSORED Kiev and Baltics. But several turned out to be Russian citizens, followers of the US SPONSORED so-called ‘oppositioner’ Navalny. It clearly was a coordinated attack.

Therefore, a live march is a must, so these things could not be snuck in under the cover of online anonymity. I previously told you on many occasions that the lower 4D, to which the Internet belongs can be more deceptive, illusive and viciously confrontational than any physical war. It also can be completely immoral, and frankly disgusting. This is why mankind has to be exceptionally cautious not to get stuck in lower-4D, which is a dead end! This is explained in my previous and current webinars, as well as in my Patreon articles.

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DID I GUESS RIGHT? MY NEVER PUBLISHED PREDICTIONS

When it first became clear that the event is postponed indefinitely, everyone was guessing when could it happen? It was early May and I drafted my own piece with potential dates. However, it never got published. I was busy putting together other pieces for May 9 on FT; and I was in the middle of my Earth Shift Webinar 11-12 recording and release.

Below I want to offer you an extensive excerpt from the original post, along with some additional thoughts. You’ll see that I correctly guessed one of the new Victory dates!

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FROM MY MAY 1-7, 2020 PATREON ARTICLE (unpublished)

A Bit of Forbidden History: Possible Red Square Victory Parade Dates? Why #VictoryDay is Crucial for Preserving Truth & Human Memory?

Forbidden History: Why are humans so easily manipulated – And why do some of us work so hard to preserve the Truth & Human Memory?

Should we just forget it and be cool, like others that forget history and then step on the same rake over and over?

Or does the old adage still hold water: “Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it?”

 

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Friends,

Between mid-April and May 9-11th I have posted lots of articles, reports and videos related to the 75th anniversary of Victory, plus the VictoryDayMarathon on FUTURIST TRENDCAST LADA RAY PATREON! Our Stanislav has his own #Victory75 marathon, with lots of super-interesting translations and posts on STANISLAVS.ORG.

At the bottom I provide a full list of this year’s related posts on both of my sources. Please check them out!

YAY! We will soon be resuming our regular 4D Geopolitics, 5D Earth Shift & MDU/MHAP Multidimensional Programming on Patreon!

And we are returning to our NEW WEBINAR SERIES 3, too!

I am concluding this year’s marathon with three posts new articles on LR Patreon!

New Webinars ESW12 and ESW13 are coming your way, too!

I know it’s a lot and I’ll take a break of several days in the end of May-beginning of June, so that you all could catch up (it’s a holiday in the US anyway)!

The last three Victory75 / Forbidden History pieces on LR Patreon are coming! This material goes well beyond Victory Day. I share my new thoughts and ideas about the 4D Geopolitics, Earth Shift, the currently occurring tectonic shifts and Galactic and Aquarian Age dawns! Check’em all out – here’s what’s coming:

Room for Nazi Collaborators but not WWII Liberators: Prague Goes Through New Bottom! Poland, Czechia & Ukraine: Between GEOPOLITICAL TECTONIC PLATES! (Free post)

Putin’s Decision Will Be Least Expected? When Will Russia Celebrate Postponed #Victory75? Three Possible NEW Dates!

Churchill’s OPERATION UNTHINKABLE!

I also have a fabulous new triple-concert from Moscow, New York and Berlin, plus some interesting historic data for you – coming to FUTURIST TRENDCAST SOON!                             

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THAT’S WHAT EARTH KEEPERS & TRUTH/MEMORY KEEPERS DO! 

WHY WE HOLD THE SPACE FOR TRUTH & AGAINST RE-WRITING OF HISTORY!

I know many of you have been waiting for me to go back to my regular posts. Not everyone is interested in WWII and Great Victory. But don’t turn away too soon! First, lots of my posts are very positive – great songs and uplifting videos. Lots are entertaining or just plain interesting. Please check’em out – links are below.

And I also need to mention that it is crucial to continue reminding people of the truth of all the horrors of what happened in the middle of the 20th century. It’s important for all of us, even if we are far and away from that war and think it does not concern us. I can assure you: it does concern everyone on the planet!

When we turn away and don’t pay attention, the dark forces – or call it the dark energy – immediately move in! I’ve seen this happen in my lifetime. And I tried to convey to you all how it happened many times prior in our falsified and grossly re-written history. See:

WEBINAR SERIES 2: FORBIDDEN HISTORY & FORGOTTEN ORIGINS (ESW7-10)

ATTENTION! During the times of the Great Earth Shift a cosmic battle between good and evil intensifies!

Therefore, although perhaps I have many, many better things to do, I feel it is my duty to HOLD THE SPACE for the truth. I do it through articles and posts. The space held for the light of the truth is what keeps the flame of memory alive, not allowing people to forget. It may not be the most grateful of jobs, but it is what allows to stake out the space which the darkness and lies cannot claim.

As a result, more people get immunized against lies; less space in our reality is available to re-write history and tell these lies.

This ultimately helps humanity reclaim its real identity and resolve the heavy karma!

People like Stanislav, or yours truly – we both blinked in the 1980s and 1990s. Most people who grew up in the USSR and Eastern Europe, as well as all over the world, had blinked. That prolonged blink caused the world energy to be severely lopsided and overwhelmingly favoring the West. I described the whole process of how it happened and why in the bestselling webinars of:

SERIES 1:  EARTH SHIFT & GREAT REBALANCING

namely:

ESW 2: INVERTED COLLAPSE

ESW4: LADA RAY PERIOD 8 GLOBAL PREDICTIONS

ESW6: THE PUTIN ENIGMA

How naive the people of Russia/USSR were in the 1980s-1990s! Gorbachev, and partially Yeltsin, were the best examples of that naivete in the ways of the West. We thought that if we extended our hand to the West, it would reciprocate in like.

Some of us, like yours truly, understood after a few years of living in the West that there was no reciprocity. We were being molded into what the West wanted us to be.

Good thing that while living on different continents and in different countries, speaking different languages, both Stanislav and I maintained our innately built-in compasses for inner truth, fairness and an old-time wisdom and common sense. No matter outside influences, that’s what allows us not to be poisoned by propaganda, whatever that propaganda may be telling us. And it doesn’t matter if said propaganda is Soviet or Western Dark State’s, the latter being more dangerous.

This is why we know immediately when a wool is attempted being pulled over our eyes. We know when there is a concentrated attack against truth and a new effort to re-write history. And this is why every year between April and May we both take time out of our very busy schedules to speak up and remind people not to forget!

There are plenty of people who easily and gladly succumb to those re-writes of history that are attempted today, as they were hundreds and a thousand years ago. The reasons may be: not wanting to sacrifice own comfort; fear or unwillingness to look the truth in the eye; wanting to be on the good side of authorities; not wanting any confrontation – also from fear, greed or apathy; not caring; or simply being bought.

This is why currently mankind is living in a soup of 95% falsified history! Humans allow themselves to be duped way too easily! Sometimes they beg to be duped. And that’s sad!

I know many of you do care; many want the truth!

To remind people about the history that was lost and re-written in the past 1000 years, I had created a whole Big-Picture Foundational Series of WEBINARS.

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 A COMPLETE LIST OF POSTS in the #Victory75 Marathon series!

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Below is my complete list of #Victory75 Marathon & #ImmortalRegimentOnline posts on FUTURIST TRENDCAST & LADA RAY PATREON!

**Go to Stanislavs.org for more awesome material! My favorite, Stanislav’s great-uncle’s road to the 1945 Berlin! Such a precious piece of living, breathing history, lots of images and real memory passed on through generations!

FULL #Victory75 LIST! Read and watch on:

FUTURISTTRENDCAST #Victory75 & #ImmortalRegimentOnline Flashmob

LADARAYPATREON – full articles and reports

3 Unbelievable Stories & Amazing Historic WWII Videos! 1st Red Square Victory Day Parade; Nazi generals ‘walk of shame’ through Moscow; 1st Victory Train from Berlin! 

No, the REAL Ukraine Is NOT Dead & Never Will Be! VICTORY DAY, No Matter the Threats! #Victory75 #May9

IMPORTANT THOUGHTS & QUANTUM CALIBRATIONS OF NAZISM // Putin postpones 75th Victory Day Parade // The rise of neo-Nazism & new history re-write

75 Years Later, Nazism Won in Europe? Czechia Demolishes Monument to Russian Marshal Konev, Liberator of Auschwitz & Prague! (LADA RAY REPORT)

NOW AVAILABLE ON LR Patreon!

Who Wants to Prevent the GREAT REBALANCING? E. Europe: Stuck Between Moving GEOPOLITICAL TECTONIC PLATES! (+ about Trump & some predictions!)

STILL COMING TO LR Patreon!

Putin’s Decision Will Be Least Expected? When Will Russia Celebrate Postponed #Victory75?

How to Destroy Your Ally: Churchill’s OPERATION UNTHINKABLE!

COMING TO FUTURIST TRENDCAST!

A fabulous new triple-concert from Moscow, New York and Berlin, plus some interesting historic data for you – coming SOON!

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Autographs of Victory | THE DAY OF VICTORY AGAINST FASCISM – wartime graffiti left by Soviet soldiers in the Reichstag #Victory75 #ImmortalRegimentOnline #БессмертныйПолкОнлайн

I hope you enjoyed our JOYFUL MAY 9 #VICTORY75!

Continuing VIRTUAL #VICTORY75 & #ImmortalRegimentOnline MARATHON

ON FUTURIST TRENDCAST LADA RAY PATREON!

MORE COMING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, INCLUDING THE SERIOUS STUFF!

 

Autographs of Victory | THE DAY OF VICTORY AGAINST FASCISM – wartime graffiti left by Soviet soldiers in the Reichstag. 

It’s actually good that at this point at least Germany officially preserves the memory of what was. I guess enough Germans still remember the truth, as more of them were touched by the most brutal war this human civilization ever knew.

Meantime others, for political gain and just because they serve the darkness, are trying with all their might to re-write history.

Read more about that:

75 Years Later, Nazism Won in Europe? Czechia Demolishes Monument to Russian Marshal Konev, Liberator of Auschwitz & Prague! (LADA RAY REPORT)

IMPORTANT THOUGHTS & QUANTUM CALIBRATIONS OF NAZISM // Putin postpones 75th Victory Day Parade // The rise of neo-Nazism & new history re-write // Was a certain conspiracy theorist right?

Also don’t miss related: 3 Unbelievable Stories & Amazing Historic WWII Videos! 1st Red Square Victory Day Parade; Nazi generals ‘walk of shame’ through Moscow; 1st Victory Train from Berlin!

 

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DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR FABULOUS YESTERDAY’S #VICTORY75 FLASHMOB!

9 POSTS (INCL. SONGS, VIDEOS, PUTIN’S SPEECH & VICTORY FIREWORKS) ON FT FOR MAY 9!

AND DON’T GO AWAY!

MUCH MORE COMING YOUR WAY ON MAY 10 & AFTER!

THAT INCLUDES SERIOUS ANALYTICAL & FORBIDDEN HISTORY PIECES ON LADA RAY PATREON!

 

#VICTORY75 marathon continues! Don’t miss Stanislav’s and Lada’s articles!

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WWII death camps | 3+ mn Soviet prisoners of war perished #Victory75 #IRemember #ImmortalRegimentOnline

I hope you enjoyed our JOYFUL MAY 9 #VICTORY75!

But today, let’s remember together, so what happened in the 1940s doesn’t happen again!

Continuing VIRTUAL #VICTORY75 & #ImmortalRegimentOnline MARATHON

ON FUTURIST TRENDCAST LADA RAY PATREON!

MORE COMING IN THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS, INCLUDING THE SERIOUS STUFF!

 

Something many in Europe want desperately to forget or deny!

Along with many other things, such as: the only successful mass escape from a Nazi German death camp Sobibor located in Poland, by Soviet officers held there, who were worked and starved to death. Many perished in the escape, but many survived. They split into smaller groups to maximize the chance of survival. The groups that went through Belarus joined the partisan underground fight, while the group that went through Poland all perished. Why? Local Poles were giving up the officers who tried to hide FOR MONEY to the Nazis, and they all were killed.

Also, Stanislav in his great-uncle’s story tells what his great-uncle witnessed while his echelon was passing through Poland. Poles pretended to hug Soviet soldiers on platforms as liberators, but then the corpses of stabbed in the back Red Army servicemen were discovered. See stanislavs.org for more!

 

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR FABULOUS YESTERDAY’S #VICTORY75 FLASHMOB!

9 POSTS (INCL. SONGS, VIDEOS, PUTIN’S SPEECH & VICTORY FIREWORKS) ON FT FOR MAY 9!

AND DON’T GO AWAY!

MUCH MORE COMING YOUR WAY ON MAY 10 & AFTER!

THAT INCLUDES SERIOUS ANALYTICAL & FORBIDDEN HISTORY PIECES ON LADA RAY PATREON!

 

#VICTORY75 marathon continues! Don’t miss Stanislav’s and Lada’s articles!

JOIN US FOR CELEBRATION & REMEMBRANCE, GEOPOLITICAL & HISTORIC ANALYTICS – AND MORE ON:

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ALL OUT CELEBRATION IN THE SKIES! Beautiful Fireworks Illuminate Moscow for Victory Day! #Victory75 #May9, 2020

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Putin Speaks on #Victory75 Anniversary & the Kremlin Regiment Parade! #Moscow #Russia #May9, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the very last moment and with a heavy heart Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a postponement of the main Victory Day celebrations, including the annual parade, foreign heads of state visit and the Immortal Regiment march. Instead, many activities moved online, including the Immortal Regiment march, which lasted online something like 12 hours.

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Putin speaks on Victory Day, May 9, 2020, and on his knee lays flowers to the Unknown Solider’s tomb – ENG translation.

Very touching, although without the usual crowds and celebrations much is missing. But no worries! After it all this blows over, Russia will have proper parades and Immortal Regiment, and it will be glorious! I’m having a special post on   in a few days, when I’ll tell you about possible dates – it’s a secret for now, but one of these dates will pan out and we’ll know soon enough!

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Victory banner & Russian flag on top of Volcanoes of Kamchatka #Victory75

 

Crazy cold and dangerous – but just look at these breathtaking images!

 

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Odessa Church Choir Performs the Legendary Den Pobedi (Victory Day)! Happy #May9 #VICTORY75! #ImmortalRegimentOnline #БессмертныйПолкОнлайн

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Touching performance by the choir of the Odessa Russian Orthodox (Russkaya Pravoslaovnaya) congregation and Maxim Tkachuk, the 12-year-old orphan singer from western Ukraine I told you about in previous post (Tajikistan Children’s Flashmob Performing Russian WWII Song Smuglyanka Goes Viral!). The compassionate Odessa people offered support to Maxim and his caregivers, and helped them resettle in Odessa, where they will be more protected against prosecution.

The singing by the choir is mixed with the Red Army singing Den Pobedi in the background and is accompanied by actual 1941-45 footage of WWII and victory day chronicles from Moscow and other Russian towns. I shared some of this historic footage in previous big report: 3 Unbelievable Stories & Amazing Historic WWII Videos!

They also show last year’s Victory Day parade in Kiev, which I am ambivalent about (the symbolism there is questionable at best, but perhaps they have to show that, being in Ukraine and all). Watch – Den Pobedi by the Odessa Pravoslavny choir. The actual choir singing starts at 1:16:

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Since 6 am this morning, I’ve been posting post after post. They are appearing every one or two hours. It’s beautiful songs and flashmobs dedicated to May 9 Victory Day, from all over the world. The flashmob will continue and later, but not today, I’ll also post some very serious forbidden history stuff on Patreon! Today, only the good stuff!

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Russian Marines Greeted as Heroes in a NATO Country Greece! Happy #May9 #VICTORY75! #ImmortalRegimentOnline #БессмертныйПолкОнлайн

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Russian ship returning from duty in Syria made a stopover in Alexandroupolis, Greece, where Russian marines were surprised by enormous crowds that lined up the roads, deafening cheer and enthusiastic clapping. I hear it was in stark contrast to how the US/NATO troops were met in Greece just a year prior. And Greece happens to be a EU and NATO country. Watch to the end, note the loud cheer and never-ending crowds!

Description under video (not mine) – I don’t know who is behind this channel, but it makes sense:

“Russian Navy ship on a way from Syria, after fighting REAL Islamist terrorists, had made a stop in the Greek city of Alexandroupolis. People of the city had found out and insisted on greeting Russian Marines as true heroes. Almost entire city had gathered up to loudly applaud, cheer and welcome a column of them marching on the main street… A most stark contrast to the “welcome” NATO soldiers had received in the exact same city just a year ago. Common working people are not so stupid and brainwashed, to know and see what NATO is, whose tool it is and who really had and still are financing terrorism and spreads hatred and wars all over the globe… and what country is actually fighting it. No wonder the ruling western elites and the globalists hate Russia so much and doing all they can so to vilify Russia and massively obstruct Trump in every possible way, in his effort of building a friendly relationship with Russia. PS. They are the elite Navy ground assault strike force. Translated from Russian as Navy Infantry (Marines). In Russia Marines wear Navy uniforms and use a Navy flag. They also carry with them in this video the latest Russian automatic assault rifles, AK-12.”

 

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Russian song written for the 1945 liberation of Vienna by the Red Army. The flashmob in the center of Vienna, Austria:

 

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The Turetsky Choir Sings the Legendary KATYUSHA online! #ImmortalRegimentOnline #БессмертныйПолкОнлайн

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The world-renowned Turetsky Choir, with rare and striking voices ranging from basso profundo to male soprano, has done for several years the worldwide Victory Day tours called ‘Songs of War, Peace & Victory.’ They performed on major open air stages in Berlin, Vienna, New York, Toronto, Beijing, Madrid, Prague, Minsk and Moscow. This year their highly anticipated Songs of Victory tour got cancelled because of COVID-19. They decided to perform online instead. They’ve been posting their performances and today I am offering you one of them.

The legendary Katyusha, by the Turetsky Choir in isolation, and daughter of its founder, Emmanuel Turetskaya:

 

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Smuglyanka Flashmob in Moscow Shopping Center! #ImmortalRegimentOnline #БессмертныйПолкОнлайн

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A very powerful surprise performance of the legendary Smuglyanka in a Russian shopping mall – great voices.

 

I’ve told you the Smuglyanka story in previous post: Tajikistan Children’s Flashmob Performing Russian WWII Song Smuglyanka Goes Viral!

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HAPPY #VICTORY75! Tajikistan Children’s Flashmob Performing Russian WWII Song Smuglyanka Goes Viral! #ImmortalRegimentOnline #БессмертныйПолкОнлайн

Happy May 9, the 75th Anniversary of Victory!

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Tajikistan Children’s Flashmob Performing Russian WWII Song Smuglyanka Goes Viral!

Children from a small Tajik town’s daycare “Gulshan” and their teachers got together and made a cute, full of heart and humor mini-film.

Plot: A day care teacher is trying to teach the children to sing a Russian children’s song, but it doesn’t work. When kids go for a nap, she dozes off too, but that’s when all the fun begins. Kids quietly get up and begin performing a serious adult song Smuglyanka, from the blockbuster Soviet film ‘Only Old Men Go to Battle,’ depicting relationships between male and female flying officers during the WWII.

A local repairman hears the children struggling with the tune and magically adds the music and Russian uniforms. The choir performs the song and then more magic happens, as it seems the whole town, by osmosis, begins to sing. It ends with honoring a local Red Army/Great Patriotic War vet and laying flowers to the monument commemorating those who perished defending the country – a touching ceremony. That part takes place to the tune of another legendary song ‘Den Pobedi’ (Victory Day). And in the end we learn that the vet who inspired the whole thing, died after the video was finished, 9 days before the actual May 9th Victory Day.

The video made in 2018 gathered millions of views on the internet. In the end we can see what went into the making of this mini-film, including the sewing of uniforms and rehearsals.

Very touching and charming video – watch:

Smuglyanka:

One of the most popular Russian songs pertaining to the Great Patriotic War era, and one of the most performed Soviet songs. It is a story of a Red Army officer who falls in love with a pretty, dark haired Moldavian girl. Made world-famous by the film ‘Only Old Men Go to Battle.’

This year, Smuglyanka has become one of the symbols of Victory Day 75, after a western Ukrainian 12-year-old orphan Maxim Tkachuk won international competition in London with this song. After returning home, he was attacked on social media by various western Ukraine nationalists and ukro-nazis, ostracized in his local village and his grandmother – his guardian – lost her job. That generated a major backlash all over Ukraine, where people began creating Smuglyanka flashmobs (thus proving that Ukraine indeed is alive – read my article: No, the REAL Ukraine Is NOT Dead & Never Will Be! VICTORY DAY, No Matter the Threats).

Tajikistan:

Ex-Soviet republic, currently a separate country. After USSR breakup doesn’t have direct border with Russia. Religion: Muslim. Language: Tajiki, but Russian is widely spoken and studied. Recently Tajikistan has been begging Russia to send more Russian teachers, so the young generation would not forget Russian language.

Tajikistan is a country in Central Asia surrounded by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. It’s known for rugged mountains, popular for hiking and climbing. The Fann Mountains, near the national capital Dushanbe, have snow-capped peaks that rise over 5,000 meters. The range encompasses the Iskanderkulsky Nature Refuge, a notable bird habitat named for Iskanderkul, a turquoise lake formed by glaciers.
Population9.101 million (2018) World Bank
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