- Most of the Soviet Statues in Poland were removed over sixteen years ago. THis appears to be a clash in interpretations of historical narrativesMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 29, 2007View SourceMost of the Soviet Statues in Poland were removed over sixteen years ago.THis appears to be a clash in interpretations of historical narratives
Lazar: Estonian revisionism like Holocaust denial One of Russias chief rabbis likened the move by Estonian authorities seeking the removal of monuments to Red Army soldiers who liberated the Baltic country from the Nazis to Holocaust denial.
In a statement released by Itar-Tass on Jan. 27, Berel Lazar said that disrespect for the memory of the liberator soldiers leads directly to the revision of the results of World War II and, in the long run, to the denial of the Nazi crimes.
Although he did not mention Estonian authorities directly, this came amid an escalating row between Moscow and Tallinn over the proposed relocation of a Soviet-era statue commemorating Red Army soldiers who died while liberating Estonia from the Nazis.
The statue, which sits in central Tallinn, is viewed by many Estonians as a symbol of Soviet occupation and has been the site of frequent clashes in recent years.
Lazar went on to urge European countries not to forget about the crimes of the 20th century and about the heroic deeds of the soldiers in a world where interethnic hatred and violence are growing in dozens of countries, and people are killed because of the color of their skin.