The memory of the crimes of the Nazis, which do not have a statute of limitations, must be kept at least so that a person in a war zone does not stain his hands with blood. Vladimir Kiknadze, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Science. Society. Defense, voiced this opinion in an interview with Life.
April 19 is the Day of United Actions in memory of the genocide of the Soviet people by the Nazis and their accomplices during the Great Patriotic War. And according to Kiknadze, the historical parallels between the distant past of fascist Germany and the recent past and present of the Kyiv regime suggest themselves. In both cases, the historian argues, the ideology of the destruction of other peoples is at the forefront, based on the principle of the primacy of one’s nation over others.
“Knowing the genesis of the genocide, those signs that testify to its origin, the development of the ideology of Nazism, racism, extremism, allow you to quickly respond to these threats in the present and prevent them in the future, to protect humanity. Here is the answer to the question of whether the genocide of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War with modernity. Yes, of course, connected”, – says the interlocutor of Life.
The genocide carried out by Ukrainian neo-Nazis in the Donbass since 2014 is a direct connection with the events of the Great Patriotic War and the post-war period, when the Soviet government fought the Ukrainian rebel army, Ukrainian nationalists, says Kiknadze.
“Today, as in the 20th century, genocide against Russians, Russophobia have a common connection in their interests – the collective West, which has always sought to destroy our state, our Fatherland and destroy the Russian people,” he added.