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Visegrad Insight: Saving Konev with Ricin Poison?

Article on Czech Republic in Russian media. 


Saving Konev with Ricin Poison? 

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the “war of memory” unleashed by Russia against some countries in Central and Eastern Europe did not come to halt. After the Second World War, these countries were included in the Soviet block, but in the late 1980s, they were done with the communist regime and freely decided to become part of the Western integration project, joining the EU and NATO. In a concise and concentrated form, this interpretation was expressed a few weeks ago in a joint statement by the foreign ministers of Central and Eastern European states, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Today’s Russian leadership does not agree with such an interpretation and shows it at the level of official foreign policy. Today, Russia, as perhaps the only state in the world, is forcing other countries to abide by its interpretation of historical events, and if they do not, it is threatening them and trying to punish them. It was Russia’s approach... (Visegrad Insight, June 2020).

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