Search: World War II,Poland (2 materials)

Victory Day in Central and Eastern Europe – a Triumph Not Worth Celebrating?

... be represented at the 9 May 2015 celebrations by the country’s Ambassador accredited in Moscow”. Larisa Smirnova: World War II and Change of Generations: Trauma, Myth, and Memory The same argument was put forward in all cases: to visit Moscow ... ... (1944–1945) were fascist states, though there was no complete purge after the war and only leading Nazi figures were executed. Poland differs from the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary in that it really suffered from the actions of the Soviet Union: the ...


Splitting the Victory

Following the statements of Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna on the RMF FM radio station, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said it was "a disgrace to Poland's diplomatic service" for the Polish Foreign Minister to insist on his interpretation of Russia's role in World War II and insinuate about the format for celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Victory Day by disputing the grounds for Moscow to serve as center for the festivities. To be more precise, Mr. Schetyna was commenting on the proposal that Polish ...


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