Tag: Hitler

A New ‘Silent Yalta’ Took Place in Normandy, Russian Commentator Says

June 8, 2014

Staunton, June 8 – There are few place names more disturbing to those who live between Europe and Moscow and to those who care about human freedom more generally than Yalta, the site where near the end of World War II, Western leaders agreed with Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin on the division of post-war division […]

Putin’s Obsession about Ukrainians Comparable to Stalin’s about Poles and Hitler’s about Jews

May 27, 2014

Staunton, May 27 – Thanks to the presidential elections, Ukraine has received “a breathing space,” but that space won’t last long, Yuri Felshtinsky says, because “Putin’s Ukrainian complex can be compared only with Stalin’s Polish complex and Hitler’s Jewish complex.” The last several months have demonstrated, the Russian historian says, that “one must not believe […]

Putin Much Less Dangerous Personally Than is His ‘Russian World’ Idea, Piontkovsky Says

May 24, 2014

Staunton, May 18 – Vladimir Putin’s conception of a “Russian world,” of “the idea of the uniqueness of the Russian man,” is “much more dangerous for the world than is Putin himself,” according to Andrey Piontkovsky. And the West must fight “this nightmare” by discrediting its author and showing that it “doesn’t work” Speaking to […]

Has Putin Decided on a New Period of ‘Phony War’?

March 29, 2014

Staunton, March 29 – Many have drawn parallels between what Vladimir Putin is doing and how the West is reacting with the Cold War or with the appeasement policies of Munich. But now that Putin has carried out the Crimean Anschluss, a far better analogy for today may be to “the phony war” between the […]

Russians Must Oust Putin Rather than Suffer for His Imperial Ambitions, Felshtinsky Says

March 24, 2014

Staunton, March 24 – Russians must recognize that Vladimir Putin is “an aggressor and instigator of war,” that he is making them into “victims and participants in state crimes,” that he will eventually lose to the democratic world, and that he, they and their country will suffer and be held accountable just as the Germans […]