by the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly,
Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio,
Association of Researchers of the Russian Society (AIRO-XXI)
Organizing Committee of the International Public Forum
“Preserving the memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic war”


On September 1st, 2019 the Republic of Poland will be hosting a set of memorial events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Second World War. The Polish government has invited the heirs of the participants of this terrible war. Among them we see ex-USSR countries — Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine. And only the Russian Federation, an officially recognized successor of the USSR, has been publicly ignored. According to the Polish side, USSR violated international law in 1939 and Russia is currently involved in the conflict in the Eastern Ukraine.

Putting aside the long-standing «dispute of the Slavs between each other», we can clearly see the real goals of the Polish side. By formatting the anniversary of the disaster in its own way Polish leaders squeeze down the drama of this date to the tragedy of Poland alone. It appears as an absolute and unconditional victim. And all the lessons of the Second World War are reduced to it, and not to the Victory of humanism and true human values over Fascism and Nazism with the major contribution from the Soviet people.

Such peculiar and eccentric anniversary practice by the Polish authorities is a follow-up to NATO-EU policy of silencing the role of the USSR in the Victory during the 75th anniversary celebration of allied landing in Normandy in June this year. The aim to minimize great losses of our country in the name of victory and the restoration of the Polish state starts to look like a cynical and shameful bargain. A group of chosen descendants of those who fought and won, rather than an official Russian delegation – this is how the Polish government will manage the War memories at its September 1st event. But in this case the losses, pain and suffering of these countries will fade at the behest of those who have appropriated the right to dispose of the memory of the war.

In attempt to show Poland in 1930-ies as a totally peaceful state, the Polish  government deliberately ignores the documents and facts on how Poland contributed to the outbreak of the War in Europe and by irony fell its first victim. Now the descendants of those nearsighted politicians seek to make their historical trauma the main focus of the Second World War.

We hereby declare that if the winners from ex-Soviet states pass over this right to cynical Polish politicians, they will betray the Memory of their ancestors which is totally in line with the goals of the Polish authorities.

It is obvious that only the dismissal of Russia — the successor of the USSR as the winner in World War II – will allow Poland to claim political, spiritual and moral leadership in Central and Eastern Europe. Appearance of the Russian delegation at this event will inevitably bring out the historical truth and block all attempts to rewrite the chronicles of the Second World War.

By showing the world its historical wounds and exploiting the image of Poland as the main and innocent victim of World War II with the simultaneous condemnation of the USSR-Russia for 1939 and 2019, the Polish leaders want to lead ex-Soviet countries to a brighter future without Russia. If they succeed, the foundation of the Yalta-Potsdam World Order will collapse forever. Besides Poland might want to demand back the territories lost in 1939–1945 which are now parts of Belarus, Lithuania and Ukraine. Moldova, which emerged as the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1940, will lose its sovereignty. Meanwhile a wedge is being carefully driven between the member States of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Union State of  Russia and Belarus.

We are willing to drive this message home to the people of these states as our common memory of Victory still knows no borders and nations and stands above the current political setup.