Putin’s June 2020 essay paints an intentionally distorted history of World War II

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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Moldovan President Igor Dodon during a video conference call in Sochi, Russia, September 28, 2020. (Source: Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS)

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It is vital to understand why Russia’s rewriting of history holds dangerous implications for our world today. Vladimir Putin’s June 2020 article, “The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II,” shows that Russia has taken the long-practiced Soviet-style rewriting of WWII history to a new level. …



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