Pint of bass, porkpie, and packet of crisps please
- 7 Jul 2010
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They were even less happy hosting the Nazis, even if it was only for a few yearsI'm sure that the many Poles, Czechoslovakians, Romanians, Latvians and Lithuanians I've worked alongside over a fair part of the last 20 years would regard the loss of freedom and human rights in their respective countries as being a necessary part of life to preserve the rights of the peace-loving USSR. After all didn't they regard it as a pleasure to have hosted the Russian military for half a century? No? Well there's a surprise.
It's that what the Russians were doing at the siege of Leningrad, just gearing up for a land grab?Russian "self-defence" was nothing more than a land grab.
"This resulted in the deaths of up to 1,500,000 soldiers and civilians and the evacuation of 1,400,000 more (mainly women and children), many of whom died during evacuation due to starvation and bombardment. Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery in Leningrad holds half a million civilian victims of the siege alone."