Friday, May 7, 2010
If the Soviet Army had failed to rout Nazism, Europe would have been different today, says the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with the Moscow-based daily Izvestia in the run-up to the 65th Victory Day. According to him, the world must know the truth about the Second World War. The war events are both reflected by the Nuremberg Trial materials and remembered by the people. Therefore the recently made attempts to rehabilitate Nazi criminals are premeditated malice. The main lesson taught by the Second World War is the need to unite in the face of an aggressor. Attempts to appease the aggressor are invariably doomed, Medvedev said. He called for setting up a new system of European security. The drawbacks of the current security system were shown in bold relief by the dramatic events in the Caucasus in August 2008. The world leaders of the 1930s also realized the need for a reliable security system, but failed to pluck up courage to make the required decisions, the Russian President said.