Politics & Media
Sep 14, 2009, 08:29AM

Don't lay the blame all on Hitler

Reconsidering Stalin's role in WWII.

History is the propaganda of the victors. Accordingly, Germany’s Adolf Hitler has been assigned total blame for starting World War II in Europe, history’s deadliest conflict in which 50 million died.Interestingly, the 70th anniversary of World War II has reopened old wounds and ignited an ugly battle of words between Russia and its unloving neighbors, Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states. The latter two accuse Moscow of having stabbed them in the back in 1939 by becoming a partner with Nazi Germany.The European parliamentary assembly (OSCE)  recently held the USSR and Germany `equally responsible for World War II.’  After 70 years, it’s about time.


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