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Delfi - Lithuania | Monday, May 11, 2015

Nothing to celebrate on May 9

There's very little to celebrate on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the online portal Delfi complains: "What have the Russians and their sympathisers been celebrating for the last 70 years? The defeat of fascism? A joint victory on the part of communism and the Western democracies? The end of the war? No one really knows for sure. Or to be precise they do know, but it's something no one likes to discuss: the victory of one hideous dictator over another. The only incontestable merit of this day is that it put an end to the most ghastly crime in Europe's history, the mass murder of Jews. ... This victory allowed the Russians to enslave half of Europe, which is why they are still hated in Central and Eastern Europe. ... It allowed Russia to maintain Stalin's communist regime for a long time, and to preserve its essence to this day."

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