Russia’s President has decided to revise the role of the USSR in and immediately before the second world war. While the conventional western view of the USSR’s role doesn’t give them nearly enough credit for their pivotal role in defeating Nazi Germany, Putin’s article seeks to completely absolve them of blame for anything.

Read the full article here, with some editor’s notes by New Matilda, an Australian independent media organisation.

For an insightful rebuttal see Sergey Radchenko’s article in Foreign Policy here.

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