Emphasis on holding fast to historical truth

By Rodong Sinmun

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on June 4 published an article in the International Affairs magazine to put emphasis on adhering to historical truth.

In his writing "On Victory Day", the minister says that the truth of Soviet Union's decisive contribution to defeating Nazi Germany cannot be hidden and Russia rejects appeals to renounce its Victory Day celebrations.

"The greater the anniversary numbers become, the more we come face to face with the desire to forget," the minister wrote. "Bitter as it is to witness, we see the attempts to discredit the heroes, to artificially generate doubts about the correctness of the path our ancestors followed."

Pointing out that the United States, NATO and the EU let their junior partners get away with quite a lot for the sole purpose of using them to keep Western alliances on anti-Russian positions, the foreign minister expressed his anger over neo-Nazi elements, ex-SS members, and admirers marching down streets in some European countries.

Noting that arrangements began for celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Victory next year, he stressed that the assaults on Victory Day itself, "the very celebration of the great feat of those who won that horrible war" looked disgusting.

"The flame of truth cannot be extinguished, no matter how hard the falsifiers of history try to do that. It was the peoples of the Soviet Union that broke the backbone of the Third Reich. That’s a fact," the minister stressed.

(Rodong Sinmun - June 8, 2019)

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