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Kremlin’s propaganda, not history, claims Suvorov17.09.2009 11:59
False documents showing Polish-German plans to invade the Soviet Union were ordered by the Kremlin, claims controversial military Russian historian Viktor Suvorov.
“The debate in the media about the origins of WW II was initiated from the very top,” Suvotov, a former Soviet military intelligence agent, told Poland’s public television, TVP. “People carried out their orders and came up with documents that claimed that Poland wanted to attack the Soviet Union and spoke about these plans with Hitler,” he alleges.
Suvorov is referring to documents said to be in top secret archives of the Russian intelligence service which they say prove that Poland colluded with Nazi Germany from 1934 onwards, resulting in the annexation of parts of Czechoslovakia.
“This is all propaganda, not history,” says Suvorov, who defected from the Soviet Union to the UK in 1978, after serving in the military during the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
“Why, for 70 years had they not produced these documents before? Because, of course, they couldn’t. ”
Suvorov says that requests to see the documents - which the Russian military intelligence service says it holds in its archives - were constantly turned down on the grounds that they remained confidential.
Moscow has also consistently denied access to documents in connection with the notorious Katyn massacre of 1940, which resulted in the murder of over 20,000 Poles.
The writer argues that the allegations of Polish collaboration with the Nazis is “punishment” for Warsaw taking sides in contemporary disputes against Russia, including its vociferous support for Georgia in the war last year.
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