Marina Lagutina on Vesti.FM: foreign media describe the Warsaw Uprising as a heroic feat of the Polish people

Marina Lagutina on Vesti.FM: foreign media describe the Warsaw Uprising as a heroic feat of the Polish people

The 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising did not go unnoticed by the world mass media. Indeed, many of them wrote about this event, the analyst of Vestnik Kavkaza, Marina Lagutina, said in the National Question program on Vesti.FM.

"National Question" is a weekly program on Vesti.FM, during which various aspects of national relations, primarily in Russia, are discussed. Today's program was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. Marina Lagutina drew the attention of the listeners to how different publications assessed the event.

“For example, the German newspaper Deutsche Welle writes that little is known about the Warsaw Uprising outside Poland and it is often confused with the 1943 Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto. Therefore, it is very important for Poland that the world take this event as reverently as Poles do themselves because now the world history of World War II ignores the contribution of the brave Polish fighters who rebelled against the Nazis and were betrayed by the allies and the Soviet Union. As for the role of the Red Army, Deutsche Welle writes that it was Joseph Stalin who encouraged the Poles to the rebellion, promised them help, and then did not fulfill his promise,” the expert said.

"The Irish Times describes the uprising as ‘the largest uprising of World War II that brought joy and hope to the civilian population, who had been under the oppression of the Nazis for five years.’ The Irish also blame the Soviet Union for the failure of the uprising, which ‘simply watched the rebellion from another side of the Vistula, "and later ‘supposedly freed the smoking ruins of the city," Marina Lagutina said.

"The Chinese Xinhua News Agency does not mention the Soviet Army at all, however, it does not go into the details of those events. The main emphasis is on the fact that German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas took part in the memorial events in Warsaw on Thursday. He expressed gratitude to the Polish people for 75 years the of friendly ties.

The Qatari newspaper Al Jazeera writes that the Poles feared that because of the advance of the Red Army to the West, Germans could destroy Warsaw, and that prompted them to start a rebellion, " the analyst continued.

"The French website Euronews emphasized that the history of the Warsaw Uprising causes great controversy in Poland and beyond - whether it was justified or not. The reason for the riot was a desire to liberate the city on its own to meet the oncoming Red Army in the already liberated city and thereby to get equal rights in relations with the Soviet Union. At the same time, the leaders of the Home Army counted on the help of the Soviet army. Then French write: in the West, it is believed that Stalin gave the order not to help the rebels, but there is also another opinion - that the Soviet Army simply did not have the resources for it because of the heavy fighting against the fascists on the other side of the Vistula ”, the analyst said.

"The Associated Press focused on the personal history of a nurse who helped the wounded during the uprising. Regarding the reasons for its beginning, the agency writes that the Poles counted on the US and British assistance in liberating the city before the arrival of the Soviet troops. But their assistance was not provided, and the uprising failed. Interestingly, Americans in their article do not blame the Soviet Union for anything, " the expert said.

"Of the 14 materials in English that I was able to read, only two question the feasibility of the uprising. And only as an alternative point of view. The Warsaw Uprising is described as a heroic feat of the people that suffered from the betrayal of their allies," Marina Lagutina concluded.

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