Russian Defense Ministry launched a new historical section on the anniversary of the start of the Second World War

The Russian Ministry of Defense has launched a new historical section "Heroes of the First Days of the Great War", based on materials from the funds of the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

It became known that the opening of the new section is dedicated to the 81st anniversary of the start of the Great Patriotic War. It presents documents telling about the preparation of Germany for the invasion, about the plans of the Nazi command to plunder and enslave the peoples of the USSR, as well as about the tragic, but at the same time heroic events of the beginning of the war.

< p>Note that in the  "Heroes of the First Days of the Great War" section, excerpts from the German directive – economic subsection of the Barbarossa plan, the so-called “Green Folder”; Goering. It follows from this subsection that the fascist command planned to turn the occupied territory into Germany's raw materials appendage.

Also, the site contains an excerpt from the directive of the head of the political propaganda department of the 202nd motorized division dated June 22 1941. 

«Comrade. Molotov called on all the workers and the troops of the Red Army to the Patriotic War against the fascist aggressors. For the motherland, for honor, for freedom. We must fulfill the task set by the government, the party and our people with honor and destroy the fascists where they appear. Bring this task to the entire staff, &rdash; The document says.

Earlier today, it was reported that Russian pop singer Nikolai Baskov, together with Donetsk and Russian volunteers, sang the song “Holy War” at the foot of the Saur-Mogila memorial destroyed by the Nazis. The composition was performed on June 22 at 4:00 am.

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In response to Lavrov’s words, the FEOR proposed to remember the Second World War less often

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia proposed to stop using references to the history of the Second World War in public discussions, “since the echoes of those events are still an unhealed wound for the peoples of the world”

Alexander Boroda

President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FEOR), Rabbi Alexander Boroda called for an end to the use of “national markers” in discussions, as this aggravates interethnic relations in the international arena. So he commented on the situation around the words of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the possible Jewish roots of Hitler.

Beard also suggested not to overuse references to the history of the Second World War, “since the echoes of those events are still an unhealed wound for the peoples of the world.”

“Such “national markers” inherently explosive and exacerbate the situation of interethnic relations both in the international arena and within the country and society, — he explained (quote from RIA Novosti).

RBC sent inquiries to the information and press department of the Russian Foreign Ministry and to the press service of FEOR.

On May 1, Lavrov, in an interview with the Italian television company Mediaset, asked why Ukraine needs “denazification” if the country's President Volodymyr Zelensky— a Jew, declared that this argument “means absolutely nothing” and that “the most ardent anti-Semites are, as a rule, Jews.” He added that Adolf Hitler may have had Jewish roots.


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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet called Lavrov's words a lie, the purpose of which — “to accuse the Jews themselves of the most terrible crimes in history that were committed against them, and thereby relieve Israel's enemies of responsibility.”

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid considered Lavrov's words unforgivable and demanded that the Russian government apologize before Israel and the Jewish people. The Russian ambassador was summoned to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

The Russian minister's statements were also condemned by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, US State Department spokesman Ned Price and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “In Russia, they forgot all the lessons of the Second World War, and maybe they never learned these lessons,” — explained the Ukrainian leader.

Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar called the statement of the head of the Foreign Ministry about the Jews and Hitler shocking and also invited Sergey Lavrov to apologize for him.

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Biden compared the possible “invasion” of Russia to Ukraine with the Second World War

Biden: Russia's invasion of Ukraine will be the most serious event since World War II Biden is concerned that the situation around Ukraine could “get out of control”

If Russia “invades” Ukraine to Ukraine, this step will have serious consequences for the world, US President Joe Biden said at a press conference.

According to Biden, if Russian President Vladimir Putin makes such a decision, it will be “the most serious event that has happened in the world in terms of war and peace since the Second World War.” (quote from CBS).

The US leader said he was concerned that the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border “may get out of control”, including due to the fact that Ukraine borders on several NATO countries. “The only war worse than planned,” this is an unintentional war,— he said.

Biden warned Russia of tough economic measures, including a ban on banks from dealing in dollars, in the event of an escalation in Ukraine. At the same time, he said that the Russian authorities have not yet made a final decision on actions against the neighboring country, and expressed confidence that Putin does not want a full-scale war with the West.

On January 18, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the United States believes Russia may launch an “attack” on to a neighboring country at any time. However, she stressed, in response to this, the strictest sanctions from the West will follow.

Moscow has repeatedly rejected reports of a planned “aggression”; regarding Kiev. The Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized that the actions of the Russian armed forces on the territory of the country — “legitimate right of a sovereign state”. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the “outrageous measure” imposition of likely restrictions on the country's leadership and warned that they could lead to a complete cessation of relations between the United States and Russia.

The day before, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a video message to the nation in which he said that “Ukraine does not want war, but must always be ready for it,” and urged citizens not to panic about the news of a possible Russian invasion. According to him, the war with the participation of Ukraine has been going on for the eighth year already.

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John Mellencamp – It Don’t Scare Me None Lyrics

Well, it don’t scare me none,
I’ve been there before,
Sideswiped an old Oak tree
In a rusted-out old Ford.
Shot at guys who were shootin’ back
In the Second World War,
And it don’t scare me none
I’ve been there before.

Well I fell in love with a woman
Who did not love me back,
Bare-handled rattle snakes
And threw ’em in a sack,
Honkey tonked with strangers
Who were eating broken glass,
Well, it don’t scare me none
‘Cause I’ll be comin’ back.

I take from my loved ones
To gamble on my friends,
I take the long way home
And the fun never ends,
Woke up blurry-eyed
Wonderin’ where I’ve been,
I’ve wrestled with my conscience,
But my conscience never wins.

No you don’t scare me none,

I’ve been there before
Sideswiped an old Oak tree
In a rusted-out old Ford.
Shot at guys who were shooting back
In the Second World War,
And it don’t scare me none
I’ve been there before.

Well, the preacher man, he told me
I’d better change my ways,
Put a lid on the boilin’ pot
Or there’d be Hell to pay,
Hell ain’t no place
For a guy to jump the track,
But it don’t scare me none
‘Cause man, I’m coming back.

Well it don’t scare me none,
I’ve been there before,
Sideswiped an old Oak tree
In a rusted-out old Ford.
Shot at guys who were shooting back
In the Second World War,
And it don’t scare me none,
‘Cause I’ve been there before.