Most Russians Prefer Not to Know Reality of WWII – Survey -- RIA Novosti
MOSCOW, July 5 (RIA Novosti) – More than half of Russians do not want to “dig up the past” and find out the uncomfortable realities of World War II, according to a survey released Friday.
While revisionist historians in Europe and the United States have exposed the more brutal aspects of their own military campaigns during World War II, including the carpet bombing of many German cities by British and US planes, Russian historians are more reticent about the high loss of life among Soviet soldiers and some of the alleged actions of the Red Army, including the mass deportation of ethnic groups within the Soviet Union and the widespread rape of German women in 1945.
The Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany remains a key aspect of Russia’s state-endorsed national identity.
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My Comment: What's my take .... to begin .... my nationality is Russian and my father fought with the Soviet Army. He first saw action north of Stalingrad in 1942.... to meeting British troops in the center of Germany in 1945. I learned everything there is to know about the Second World War from him .... including the good, the bad, and ugly .... and I can saw with a great deal of confidence that most Russians also know what happened during the Second World War. That is why I am surprised by this RIA Novosti report .... it appears that the younger generations are no longer interested in the Great Patriotic War.