1. A) The Russian Federation chose to declare itself as the successor to the Soviet Union

    B) Poland was not a Soviet republic
    (balkanico, 28 November 2010 13:27) really i beg to differ half of poland was under soviet and the other half was occupied by the nazis


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    and 2 stalin was Georgian and the soviet head office was in Moscow but they are all soviets from all republics so next time when you post think but i dont expect much from albanians.
    (mike, 29 November 2010 00:54)
  2. C`mon, tommy! Hitler was austrian and in the Waffen-SS was half of Europe. That is what you call lame excuses.
    (Adrian, Timisoara, 27 November 2010 15:43) it was the soviets to blame not i country then all the former soviet republics should apologize including poland
    (tommy, 27 November 2010 17:13)

    A) The Russian Federation chose to declare itself as the successor to the Soviet Union

    B) Poland was not a Soviet republic
    (balkanico, 28 November 2010 13:27)
  3. C`mon, tommy! Hitler was austrian and in the Waffen-SS was half of Europe. That is what you call lame excuses.
    (Adrian, Timisoara, 27 November 2010 15:43) it was the soviets to blame not i country then all the former soviet republics should apologize including poland
    (tommy, 27 November 2010 17:13)
  4. I think Russia has made a great decision here, it was a honest thing to do.

    @ Tommy
    No-one is blaming Russia or Russians. The ones who are to blame are the Soviets who committed and ordered the massacre, some of which were ethnic Russians, others weren't. Remember Stalin was only half Georgian, he was also half Ossetian. He had an Ossetian father and a Georgian mother.

    The Soviet Union was very anti-Polish at the time. They invaded Poland and annexed the east of it. They killed many Polish people and soldiers. In 1944 when the Soviets were driving the Nazis out of Eastern and Central Europe, the Soviet Union deliberately slowed down the advance through Poland as they didn't want to provide support to the Polish Underground. The Polish Underground were defeated by the Nazis in 1944, because they rose up when they thought the Soviets were coming to help, however the Red Army never came as it was ordered to slow down; the reason being that the Polish Underground wanted to establish as a Capitalist Democracy, the Soviet Union had other plans for Poland. Berlin could have been taken two weeks sooner however Stalin didn't want a Polish general taking the glory for it. Then the Soviet Union established a puppet state in Poland which lasted till 1989. Can you blame the Poles for not liking the Government in Moscow?

    Search in google "Soviet repressions of Polish citizens (19391946)" interesting stuff.
    (Ian, UK, 27 November 2010 16:27)
  5. C`mon, tommy! Hitler was austrian and in the Waffen-SS was half of Europe. That is what you call lame excuses.
    (Adrian, Timisoara, 27 November 2010 15:43)
  6. the funny thing is you cant blame the Russians for the massacre because Stalin was not Russian but a Georgian and the people that did the killings were from all the former soviet republics including polish that killed polish because it was a regime of 1 and not what nationality you are.
    (tommy, 27 November 2010 15:26)