For some peoples of the former USSR, as in ’62 back, and now, May 9 Victory remains of days, funny day of joy. For others — the date on which began languid new tests.
For the peoples of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, May 9 — it is also the date of their reinkarparatsyi of the Russian empire, in which they were included the first time in 1940. Has long been no Soviet Union, the Baltic countries — members of NATO and the Euro Union, but it turned out that this war is still far not forgotten. Weave ethnic Russians, who together make up about a third of the population has to be independent Estonia, protested against the transfer of "Bronze soldier". Their protests in Moscow and seized.
Estonia — is not the only country in the former Soviet Union, where the Victory day is controversial. And not only due to the fact when his mark, and that mark. In Ukraine, the state underground veterans who fought against the Nazis and, against the Soviets, and require the same rights that have Russian Army veterans. Last year, President Viktor Yushchenko called civilization to reconciliation and said that veterans nationalists must have the same benefits that veterans and Russian.
Tbilisi recently opened Museum of Russian occupation. All Georgian intellectuals often express the view that in the II World War I Georgian patriots faced with 2 "break" — Russian Union and Nazi Germany.
Latvian version nedavneshney history is also reflected in the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, which is in the center of Riga. There are exposed hidden copies of additional protocols to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which showed the end of Latvian independence. In Belarus, but the real meaning of days Victory is discussed only informally.
Welsh historian, special dilemmas in Eastern Europe bidet Robert says that in this region the modern politicians often use historical events as an argument. But …
"From my viewpoint, peoples of the region still have more in common than good. They suffered from various forms of despotism, police countries that brought harm to everyone, regardless of their ethnicity. Even damanantnyya seemingly ethnic groups at different times suffered since the main reasons, "- says Robert bidet.
So what did do? Historians they say that a broker would complete rethinking of history, her lack of nationalist deviations. But, according to the views of the British historian Richard Mole is unlikely to be the last time such a discussion with Russia:
"Many non-Russian republics of the former Russian Union of trying to give a different interpretation of their own history, to present all sides. But again, seems to be no willingness to do the same on the part of Russia. ‘Cause I think that this conflict will always be exist. And realizing Our homeland that really tremendous, massive government and its power is incremented by natural resources, I think we will see the latest cool war, and not only between Russia and the former Russian Union, and the West — in the broader sense. "