77 years after the end of WW2
Today, September 1, 2022, the world celebrates the tragedy of the twentieth century - the beginning of the Second World War.
The conventional half-truth is that WWII started German Nazism. The more objective truth is that the instigators of the bloodiest massacre of the 20th century were three powers: the Third Reich (Nazi Germany), the USSR (Communist Russia) and the Empire of Japan.
The war lasted six years and, according to unspecified data, claimed more than 60 million human lives. WWII claimed a colossal number of civilians. In addition, Mankind has faced an unprecedented mass murder of people based on ethnic or religious affiliation - GENOCIDE. Jews, Romas, Koreans of the Russian Far East, Poles (1939-1941 and 1944-1945), Kola Norwegians (1940-1942), Romanians (1941 and 1944-1953), Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians (1941 and 1945–1949), Volga Germans (1941–1945), Ingrain Finns (1929–1931 and 1935–1939), Finns in Karelia (1940–1941, 1944), Crimean Tatars, Crimean Greeks (1944) and Caucasian Greeks (1949–1949 ), Kalmyks, Balkars, Crimean Italians, Karachais, Meskhetian Turks, Karakalpaks, Far Eastern Koreans (1937), Chechens and Ingush (1944). In addition, the disabled and the mentally ill were massacred. All of these victims are in the millions.
The result of the war was also accompanied by a redrawing of the international borders. The Communist USSR annexed five independent countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Moldova, and Tuva. Additionally, East Prussia, southern Finland, and eastern Karelia were annexed.
Red China occupied and annexed Tibet.
The United States subjected its citizens of Japanese origin to forced relocation.
It is impossible to list all the crimes, horror and grief of that war.
One thing can be understood those six years later, on September 2, 1945, the world breathed a sigh of relief at the news that WWII was over. Everyone enthusiastically repeated "never again".
However, 77 years later, a genocidal war is once again raging in Europe, Russian bombs, rockets are raining down on peaceful Ukrainian cities, and villages, the Ukrainian people are being subjected to ruthless genocide and driven out of their homes and their land.
The world should not delude itself - the rashists are trying to exterminate not only the Ukrainian people, but also the very principle of democracy and the value of human life.
Humanity must stop the tsunami of totalitarianism and achieve the complete and unconditional collapse of the rashist’s regime.
Andrew P Grigorenko
September 1, 2022