For the Record: Generation of Victory
Source: WG RU Portal * * There are no English subtitles, but you can select the “translate subtitles” to “English”, it’s sufficient, to know what they are talking about. Hello everyone, Wargaming recently released another video from the “Remember Everything” series, dedicated to honoring the World War Two veterans. Technically, there is nothing wrong with that – these people in the movie (describing their feelings about “protecting the motherland” and all that) fought in possibly the worst war conflict in human history (personally, strictly combat-wise, disregarding the terrible WW2 background of concentration camps and such, I consider the battlefield of WW1 to be the most terrifying thing to happen in the history of wars) and deserve our respect. But… There is always a “but”, isn’t there. What I do not like is how – whenever Russian part of the war is mentioned – everyone conveniently forgets how Stalin and Hitler were good allies before 1941. In Russia, the Great Patriotic War started in 1941 – not 1939, when the Russians were more than happy to tear off a piece of Poland, invading along with Hitler, claiming they are “protecting the Russians, oppressed by the Polish” and “returning to their historical territory” (that does sound familiar, given recent events, doesn’t it?). As for the behavior of Russians in general before the war… well, there was a reason for the fact that in Ukraine, the Germans were at first (before they started applying their retarded and vile racial theories) welcomed as liberators (the Holodomor was still fresh in the memory of Ukrainians). In this context, the narrative of the video, saying that the Russian soldiers wanted (quoting) “not only to protect their motherland from fascism, but to liberate Europe from it” sounds a bit… silly. Of course, this is directed at Russian audience (there are no English subtitles), the same video in English would cause a riot on EU forums (well, that’s why WG RU doesn’t – wisely – export this series of videos). The most ironical part is possibly the ending, where a former Russian soldier calls for people to remember the past, why they fought. Yes, that definitely should be remembered, especially the part about what happens when a power-hungry dictator invades other lands, while the West appeases him. That part is very, very important.