Friday July 3 2009, the Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE passed a resolution comparing Stalinism with Nazism. For Russia the distortion of history for political ends is unacceptable. This profound insult to the country that lost over 26 million souls, as it stemmed the Nazi tide, responsible for 90 per cent of Wehrmacht casualties, cannot go unanswered.
It was Vilija Aleknaite-Abramikiene, of Lithuania, who wrote the proposal Reunification of Divided Europe, asking for a condemnation of Nazism and Stalinism, as though they were one and the same thing. And it was Slovenia that supported the motion, accepted overwhelmingly by most of the Assembly. Let us then analyse, one by one, the history of the human rights records of the OSCE member states which insulted Russia.
Slovensko Domobranstvo, SD, was a collaborationist force, formed by General Rosener of the Nazi SS and which perpetrated worse atrocities that even the cruelest of the SS. The Domobranci (members of this organization) helped the Nazis against their own countrymen, torturing the Partizans who fought off Hitler. Could it be that the Slovene who supported the OSCE resolution is a Domobranec sympathiser? Genocide, human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Photo: Slovenian Nazi Collaborators: The Domobranstvo oath-taking ceremony at Ljubljana central stadium 20 April 1944. The bearded man in civilian clothes is Domobranci leader Leon Rupnik. To his left is Erwin Rösener.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969