Russia, China share equal views on WWII causes, results

Last Updated: Friday, February 26, 2010 - 13:33

Beijing: Russia and China have the same assessment of the causes of the beginning, events and results of World War II and both countries are against attempts to falsify its history, a senior Russian diplomat said on Thursday.
He said that at present the sides are coordinating the list of joint events. This year they will have a number of high and top-level contacts taking into account that it is the year of the 65th anniversary of the Great Victory, major attention will be given to this date, the diplomat noted.

"In accordance with the established tradition, visits and the summit level are accompanied by the adoption of political documents in which the attitude to the remarkable date is likely to be reflected," he said.

He added that "our assessments of the causes of the beginning of WWII, its events and results coincide."

"Moscow and Beijing also have a common stance on the issue of opposition to attempts at falsifying history," the diplomat stressed.

He noted that the two countries suffered severe losses in WWII. The Soviet Victory Day or May 09 marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union and some post-Soviet states).

It was first inaugurated in the 15 republics of the Soviet Union, following the signing of the surrender document late in the evening on May 08, 1945 (May 09 by Moscow Time). It happened after the original capitulation that Germany earlier agreed to the joint Allied forces of the Western Front.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 26, 2010 - 13:33

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