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15.05.2017 - 08: 47

The Nation reminded Americans, who defeated the Third Reich

Leaders of the Democratic Party of the United States should come to Russia on Victory Day and honor the memory of those who fell in the struggle against Nazi Germany. Instead, they encourage a new Cold War, and finally seek to embroil the White House with the Kremlin, says columnist The Nation, historian Stiven Koen.

The author believes that the American nation has lost an understanding of who actually defeated the Third Reich, as Hollywood cinema instilled in her the belief that the Nazis won the USA. Meanwhile, most of the war, the United States did not dare to go beyond the Pacific theater of operations, while the Soviet Union was "destroyed and smashed Hitler's war machine on the Eastern Front," recalls Cohen, noting that until 80% of combat losses of the Wehrmacht had to fights with the Red army.

"Девятого мая народ России отдал дань памяти 27 миллионам погибших в борьбе с фашизмом. В то же время американский истеблишмент занимался поиском "марионеток Кремля" и продолжал критиковать российское руководство", — пишет автор. Коэн убежден, что подобная позиция Вашингтона контрпродуктивна. По его мнению, России и Америке следует забыть о разногласиях и объединиться для борьбы с международным терроризмом. "Подобно фашизму в 30-е, для многих русских он превратился в одну из главных угроз", — указывает он. Однако попытки новой "разрядки" то и дело наталкиваются на противодействие американской политической элиты.

"Adherents of the Cold War" in Washington do not understand that the desire to block the rapprochement between Russia and the United States may result in a full-scale confrontation, says columnist. "It would be better if they went to Moscow and would be celebrated there on Victory Day over Nazi Germany" - sums up Cohen.

A source: RIA News

Tags: US Media, World War II, the Soviet Union, History, War