Friday, 23 August 2013

Nazis and Communists an alliance of the like-minded

Lest we forget, today is the 74th anniversary of the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact between the Russian communist state and the German Nazi state. There are some who claim that this was just a non-aggression pact, it was much more than that. The treaty also included a protocol that divided the various territories of Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland into Nazi and Soviet "spheres of influence", anticipating the potential "territorial and political rearrangements" of these countries.

The Russian Communists were happy to have a pact with Nazi Germany, to deal with that anti-Semitic, evil state. Russia only turned on the Nazi regime after the Hitler's Nazi Germany invaded Russia in June 1941.

Let nobody convince you that Russia stood up to the evils of Nazism. Russia's Communist leaders were happy to be in a pact with Nazi Germany right up until Nazi Germany reneged on the deal.

1 comment:

English Pensioner said...

I've always argued that there is no difference between extreme left and extreme right, certainly not in so far as the citizens of the country are concerned.
Left and right in politics are much the same as east and west, go far enough in one direction and you get to the same point as you would have arrived going in the other.
And if you look at the BNP, which most media regards as extreme right wing, many of their policies are much the same as the more left wing trade unions.