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“We knew you were coming!” How liberated Europe met our warriors

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“We knew you were coming!” How liberated Europe met our warriors

Today, when blasphemous statements are made in some countries that in 1944-1945 the Red Army that arrived there was not the liberators but the occupiers, when in Prague, clearing which of Nazi evil, our soldiers died after the surrender of Germany, a monument was demolished to Marshal Ivan Konev, and the American military and diplomats, assuming themselves the status of supreme arbiters, undertake to assert that the USSR “did not bring Europe freedom,” it’s time to recall how its inhabitants actually walked along the streets of their cities and villages with Soviet warriors in those distant victorious days.


Crowds of people on the streets, somewhere destroyed to the ground, somewhere surviving at the cost of the lives of Soviet soldiers, as in the same Prague, women and men crying from happiness with armfuls of flowers with which they throw dusty “thirty-four” with red stars on the towers ... Such newsreels are familiar to most of us from childhood. So, it turns out that this is all fake? "Stalinist propaganda"? Of course not! It would have been impossible to make them pretend to “play” such emotions of people who had suffered the long-term nightmare of the Nazi occupation.

In addition to film shots, front-line photographs, a lot of documentary evidence has survived, as those who walked the streets of liberated Warsaw, Belgrade, Budapest, Sofia and other European cities, and those who sincerely met these people as savior, deliverer, defender. There is a story of a resident of Prague who was still a child standing on the barricades and hoped only one thing as a salvation - a breakthrough into the Russian city tanks. And he waited ... And our soldier recalled how the gray-haired veteran standing next to him didn’t hold back tears in the Czech Republic, to which one of the local residents translated the words of a young girl who didn’t want to leave him: “We were waiting for you so! We always knew that you would come and save us! ”

No less warmly received our soldiers in Bulgaria and Poland. The originals of the corresponding reports received by the command on this occasion, which say about the "exceptional friendliness of the inhabitants," who "almost completely go out into the streets to meet the columns of our troops, carry pre-prepared flowers and try to treat soldiers and commanders with whatever they can, have survived." However, in the same Poland the Red Army men did not encounter such general rejoicing and warm attitude - someone harbored a grudge in 1939, someone was influenced by the Craiova Army, which called for "fighting the Soviets to death." Everything happened.

It was even more difficult in Romania and especially Hungary. Both of these countries were not just allies of Nazi Germany - their citizens took an active part in the hostilities against the Red Army in the USSR and its occupation. However, the Germans and the Antonescu regime were so fed up with the Romanians that they, resigned to defeat, met with joy rather than hatred. In any case, in 1944, the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper described how the inhabitants of Bucharest welcomed the Red Army "with tears of joy in their eyes." But during the capture of Budapest, many Hungarians, according to documentary evidence, to the last helped the Germans who were trying to stay in the city and who fought shoulder to shoulder with their own soldiers. There was not much joy from the arrival of our troops, and the soldiers and officers of the Red Army, according to the memoirs, felt themselves in enemy territory for a long time.

However, all this faded before the wave of panic horror and pathological hatred that Germany had met them later. The propaganda machine of the Third Reich, whose task was to convince the Germans that it was better to die than to be "in the hands of the Bolshevik barbarians", was launched at full capacity and, we must give it its due, achieved great success. This monstrous informational campaign in its scope and cynicism was personally conducted by the main liar of the Nazi empire - its propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, who wrote about the “steppe scum” and “brutally cruel subhumans” who were going to kill and rape Germany. Yes, it was he who launched the myth of the "multitude of Germans raped by the Red Army", and those who repeat it today are diligent students and followers of Goebbels.

One of the most characteristic “informational special operations” organized by this scorched scoundrel is the events in the village of Nemmelsdorf in East Prussia, which was briefly abandoned by the Wehrmacht and then recaptured. After the withdrawal of the Red Army, there were "accidentally discovered" the bodies of local residents, "raped and killed by the Russians." High representatives of party and military structures of the Nazis, as well as journalists, immediately arrived at the scene. As soon as possible, a “documentary” film about the “terrible tragedy” was shot, and Hitler’s “Völkicher Beobachter” erupted in a “revealing” article “The Fury of Soviet Beasts”. Nowadays, the events in Nemmelsdorf were recognized as a fake organized by the Nazis, and the soldiers of the Wehrmacht and even the SS who were present at the scene and refuting the official version repeatedly acted as witnesses.

Nevertheless, the work was done: Germany did not meet our soldiers in any way with flowers, but in the best case, completely empty settlements. Another was enough - shots in the back, flying from the bushes of pomegranates, and even poisoned food and drinks, specially left in the most visible place. At the same time, trying to give rise to the Germans "unbending Aryan spirit" and the will to resist, Goebbels and the company pretty much overdone: the country was covered by a wave of mass suicides. Only in Berlin at least 40 thousand civilians committed suicide before the Red Army took it.

The Red Army entered Europe as a liberator and will remain so for centuries. Today's “unconsciousness” that struck some people there only says that the new “values” that have grafted on its inhabitants in recent decades have left nothing human in them — no conscience, no shame, no elementary gratitude. However, all this in no way can either belittle the heroism of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, or challenge his victory in it.

Happy Victory Day!
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  1. 501Legion
    501Legion 9 May 2020 12: 10 New
    +7
    Happy Great Victory Day. happy 75th birthday. No man can rewrite the history of the feat. As long as there are facts and memory is alive!
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 9 May 2020 12: 16 New
      +5
      In addition to film shots, front-line photographs, a lot of documentary evidence has survived as those who walked the streets of liberated Warsaw, Belgrade, Budapest, Sofia and other European cities, and those who sincerely met these people as savior, deliverers, defenders.

      Thanks to the Soviet war correspondents, journalists, cameramen who during the years of WWII / WWII heroically recorded important historical moments in the events of our and world history for the memory of peoples!

      German Orlov - "Song of War Correspondents"
      Text writer - Simonov K. Composer - Blanter M.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 9 May 2020 12: 13 New
    +7
    Unfortunately!!! Leave those who remembered how it really was ....
    and their descendants have brains on their heels, clogged with anything, but not the truth about those terrible events!
    And what can I say ??? If we have boys and boys appear, and the children are sent to "education" there, closer to the "white temple on the hill" !!! Well, and the parents are already the same, with brains on one side. These are not our people anymore, this is their finished “product” .... and these are the wines of the present, which are at the top and the next nestled, IN OUR HOUSE!
    1. Snail N9
      Snail N9 9 May 2020 14: 14 New
      +3
      What did we want? To understand that everything will not apply to us as liberators, it is enough to read the same Gurko and others who described the events of the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878. Gurko, Skobelev and others note the ambiguous attitude of the Bulgarians towards the Russians. The poorest strata and those who have been subjected to violence by the Turks and the Bashybazukes, yes, they joyfully greeted the Russians as liberators. However, the prosperous part of the Bulgarians, their administration and intelligentsia reacted extremely hostile, because at the advent of the Russians they saw a change, a threat to their privileged position, their replacement by someone, a loyal Russian, etc. The intelligentsia was thoroughly saturated with the English-French ideology that the Russians are the very same barbarians who are no different from the Turks and even worse than the Turks, since they will set up their own administration in Bulgaria and impose their occupation orders, tax everyone to compensate for military losses, forcibly Bulgarians in the army and the hunt to win the straits ..
      1. Pax tecum
        Pax tecum 9 May 2020 15: 58 New
        +2
        This work has gone deep into the soul ...
        For me, this doesn’t need any trying and forgiveness, neither Germans nor Europeans (almost all of Europe participated in the war against us and worked for Germany), nor the Japanese ...
        Only total submission with a sweeping sweep.

        Konstantin Simonov - Kill him! (If your home is dear to you): Verse, 1942.

        Initially, the poem bore a tougher name - "Kill him!". Changes were made in 1966, during the publication of the complete works of Simonov. In addition to changing the name, a whole stanza about the father was added. Also, the word "German" was changed to "fascist."

        The first option was much tougher and more frank. Now many do not understand how terrible this war was. Simonov saw with his own eyes executed and tortured people, raped women, he smelled burnt human meat. In 1942, the phrase “kill him” was perceived naturally and expressed the sincere need of the entire Soviet people.
        ***
        If your home is dear to you,
        Where have you been nourished by the Russians,
        Under a log ceiling,
        Where are you, swinging in the cradle, sailing;
        If the roads in the house are volumes
        You have walls, stoves and corners,
        Grandfather, great-grandfather and father
        It has well-groomed floors;

        If you love the poor garden
        With may color, with bees buzzing
        And under the lime tree a hundred years ago
        In the ground buried by my grandfather's table;
        If you do not want sex
        In your house, the fascist trampled,
        So he sat down at the grandfather's table
        And I broke the trees in the garden ...

        If mother is dear to you -
        You are breastfeeding,
        Where for a long time already there is no milk,
        Just stick your cheek;
        If you endure no strength,
        So that the fascist, standing to her,
        On the cheeks wrinkled beat,
        Scythe wound on the arm;
        To the same hands her,
        What carried you into the cradle,
        Washed his clothes
        And made him a bed ...

        If you did not forget your father,
        What shook you in your arms,
        What a good soldier was
        And disappeared in the Carpathian snows,
        What died over the Volga, beyond the Don,
        For the motherland of your destiny;
        If you do not want him
        Turned in a coffin,
        So that a soldier's portrait in crosses
        The fascist took it and tore it to the floor.
        And my mother's eyes
        He stepped on his face ...

        If you do not want to give
        The one with whom he walked together,
        The one that long to kiss
        You did not dare - so loved her -
        So that the Nazis will be alive
        They took it by force, holding it in a corner,
        And the three of them crucified her,
        Naked, on the floor;
        To get three of these dogs
        In groans, in hatred, in blood
        All that holy shroud you yourself
        With all the power of male love ...

        If you are a fascist with a gun
        You do not want to give up forever
        The house where you lived, your wife and mother,
        All that we call home, -
        Know: no one will save her,
        If you do not save her;
        Know: no one will kill him,
        If you do not kill him.
        And while he did not kill him,
        You keep silent about your love,
        The land where you grew up, and the house where you lived,
        Do not call your homeland.
        Let your brother kill the fascist,
        Let the neighbor kill the fascist, -
        It's your brother and neighbor who take revenge,
        And you do not have excuses.
        Behind someone else's back they do not sit,
        They do not take revenge on someone else's rifle.
        Since your brother killed the fascist, -
        It's him, not you soldier.

        So kill the fascist, so that he,
        And you did not lie on the ground,
        Not in your house to moan,
        And he stood by him in the dead.
        So he wanted, his guilt, -
        Let his house burn, and not yours,
        And let not your wife,
        And let him be a widow.
        Let her cry out not yours,
        And his born mother,
        Not yours, but his family
        Ponaprasnu let him wait.
        So kill at least one!
        So kill him quickly!
        How many times will you see him,
        So many times and kill him!


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        1. goland72
          goland72 13 May 2020 11: 46 New
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          Dropped to a lump in the throat.
        2. Volzhanin64
          Volzhanin64 19 May 2020 18: 57 New
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          Strong poems, re-read several times with a lump in his throat and tears in his eyes.
          With this syllable, political officers were not needed.
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 9 May 2020 18: 03 New
        +1
        Quote: Snail N9
        What did we want?

        NOTHING, if you include common sense, know the history of a more school course and teach life not by slogans, but by facts and events.
        Yes, you also need to call a spade a spade .... our troops smashed the aggressor’s army on the territory previously attached to their state in one way or another!
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  4. Phil77
    Phil77 9 May 2020 12: 16 New
    +5
    And now I’m watching the * Culture * film with great pleasure. The name? * It was the month of May. *
    There, exactly there answers to all questions !!! With respect to all, I.
  5. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 9 May 2020 12: 21 New
    +2
    It is worth noting that just as the Soviet Army was greeted with flowers in 1945, so did the Nazis in 1939-1941 all these Bulgarians who fought on the German side, the Poles tearing Czechoslovakia together with Germany, and other fascist accomplices who quickly turned into injured, "" occupied "," captured "and" routed ".
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 9 May 2020 14: 28 New
      +7
      With a victory! With Our Victory!
  6. sabakina
    sabakina 9 May 2020 12: 25 New
    -2
    they say that the USSR “did not bring Europe freedom”, it’s time to recall how actually its inhabitants were met by Soviet soldiers walking the streets of their cities and villages in those distant victorious days
    The most important thing is that our children would not forget. (For the sake of fun, he recently suggested calling at least five marshals. They only remembered Zhukov). And we’ll deal with Europe. First time or something ...
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 9 May 2020 12: 29 New
      +2
      To you, personally, to you, Glory! So it is necessary to deal with Europe? With what exactly? To understand in my opinion it is necessary, it is necessary, with those who are much closer. No?
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 9 May 2020 12: 34 New
        -2
        Sergey, those who are closer will die themselves. And what to deal with in Europe? There would be an article, but there would always be a country. wink
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 9 May 2020 12: 43 New
          +5
          You see, you can wait until they * die * ad infinitum. Example? Pu-Me. Here you believe that * sick * Yeltsin received his sight and appointed his, like receiver, * a decent * person? With each year of his tenure in power * a decent ** Chekist * overcome with vague doubts? Am I wrong? No, of course! * Crimea is ours * and all that, but ... Actions against the people? Against us? Need to be voiced?
          So the spring of the 45th, and May the 20th is different, and the power, oh, what a different !!!
          1. sabakina
            sabakina 9 May 2020 12: 49 New
            -1
            Quote: Phil77
            So the spring of the 45th, and May the 20th is different, and the power, oh, what a different !!!
            Did I argue? And Europe ... They don’t want us as tourists, they will get like ... I don’t even know how ...
            1. Phil77
              Phil77 9 May 2020 13: 06 New
              +2
              Glory !!! And let’s do it ... The oil girl is now at a loss, gas supply? But not so hot. And then ... A miracle of miracles! Masks! Lack of masks? How much real dough can be cut down? Gloves? Similarly!
              That’s why, for these descendants, our grandfathers died ?????? For Putin ????
              1. Sling cutter
                Sling cutter 9 May 2020 13: 45 New
                +3
                Quote: Phil77
                That's for this, for these descendants, our grandfathers died ?????? For Putin ????

                Kamrad! Happy Victory Day !!!
                Many still do not understand that our Grandfathers would simply raise such citizens with bayonets for everything that they did with the Motherland, which our Grandfathers defended at the cost of their own lives
                Threat. I can’t comprehend, what kind of misfortune did this damage people’s mind? request
                1. Phil77
                  Phil77 9 May 2020 18: 19 New
                  +4
                  And I Can’t comprehend? Who are we after ???? And what right do we have to declare that this is our Victory? This is the Victory of those who Won !!!!! We are only descendants. We have made this Victory !!!! Who are we ??????
                  1. Sling cutter
                    Sling cutter 10 May 2020 13: 03 New
                    +1
                    Quote: Phil77
                    And I Can’t comprehend? Who are we after ???? And what right do we have to declare that this is our Victory? This is the Victory of those who Won !!!!! We are only descendants. We have made this Victory !!!! Who are we ??????

                    Sergey, I wanted to make a joke, but never mind a joke, only obscene words in the language. Most likely we are experimental, experiments are being put on us, and we are silently waiting, here we will die or blow over.
            2. Phil77
              Phil77 9 May 2020 13: 21 New
              +1
              Glory! We put up with this crap, and they, our grandfathers fought! Is that the difference? Or us? Who are we?
        2. Phil77
          Phil77 9 May 2020 12: 50 New
          +1
          I am ashamed, probably ashamed for us! Grandfathers were abruptly! And they had a goal.
    2. Phil77
      Phil77 9 May 2020 12: 47 New
      +2
      Yes! And yet! My two grandfathers who fought for their homeland, they would have fought for that * homeland * in which our * homeland * has turned.
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 9 May 2020 13: 23 New
        +2
        Putin ??? Who are you ?????
  7. knn54
    knn54 9 May 2020 12: 44 New
    +1
    Today, Europe avenges the victory of the Soviet Warrior.
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 9 May 2020 12: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: knn54
      Today, Europe avenges the victory of the Soviet Warrior

      Revenge? Why did you get this? I repeat, but the problems come from the current government of our country with you !!! Putin? This is not our everything! Well, believe me!
      1. knn54
        knn54 9 May 2020 14: 26 New
        0
        And what about conversations that take a far from comic tone that "If not for Stalin, we would now drink Bavarian beer."
        And what should be called, if not revenge, a war with the Monuments?
        It's not about Putin himself.
        The fact is that REAL power in both the Russian Federation and Ukraine is among foreigners, as our Slavic ancestors said.
        I’m not talking about peoples. I’m talking about those who are in power in the EU today.
        A lot of those in Hungary, Germany, Finland, Romania and other countries mourn the lost victory.
        Almost all of Europe fought with us.
        1. Phil77
          Phil77 9 May 2020 18: 03 New
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          Once again! Who is Putin? This is the person who carried the briefcase for Sobchak ???? is this a counterintelligence officer ???? ¿??
        2. Phil77
          Phil77 9 May 2020 18: 07 New
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          Type mission such, secret !!! Carry a portfolio !!! Yes ????
    2. Phil77
      Phil77 9 May 2020 13: 36 New
      0
      Yes, she does not take revenge, Europe itself, Fershteen?
      This is us Terra incognito for them!
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 9 May 2020 17: 51 New
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        Once again! Our Victory! This is not Putin's victory, time !!!! This is the victory of our grandfathers !!!!! He is slightly related to them!
    3. Phil77
      Phil77 9 May 2020 18: 35 New
      -2
      And me, me personally! It is a shame for the fact that we missed the Victory; We descendants allowed THESE !!! cling to our holy day ??? Who are we !!??
    4. Phil77
      Phil77 9 May 2020 18: 40 New
      -2
      Who are we ??? This is the question? Are we exactly the grandchildren of Victory ????
      1. Phil77
        Phil77 9 May 2020 19: 00 New
        -1
        We! Allowing themselves to put on a mask? Who are we ?!
  8. Rostislav
    Rostislav 9 May 2020 13: 46 New
    +1

    Happy Victory Day!
  9. aranzon1913
    aranzon1913 9 May 2020 14: 27 New
    -2
    Yesterday's publication forum 24 Czech Republic. They are very sorry that Patton did not have time to release them. They write (ATTENTION!) That if they were freed by the Americans, then "... there would be no complete and brutal destruction of the Sudeten Germans." Probably because of resentment at Patton, they destroyed them, or ... a chapel, me too? I have not read such nonsense yet
    1. Phil77
      Phil77 9 May 2020 19: 04 New
      +1
      We are not the grandchildren of those who. WIN !!! Who are we? Question ?? ¿??
      1. Sklendarka
        Sklendarka 9 May 2020 22: 31 New
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        Quote: Phil77
        We are not the grandchildren of those who. WIN !!! Who are we? Question ?? ¿??

        Phil, if you ask such a question, then we are still people ...
  10. zenion
    zenion 9 May 2020 20: 03 New
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    In the countries of southern Europe they said - Hitler attacked the USSR, let him dig his own grave
  11. Eroma
    Eroma 10 May 2020 00: 31 New
    0
    Europe is scared of the Russian threat, as if we came there as conquerors! negative
    In history, a Russian soldier more than once traveled to Europe, but not in his capacity as a conqueror! Someone conquers Europe, but the conqueror always feels unsatisfied because of the eastern recalcitrant neighbor! And constantly rushing into us and we are putting things in order! soldier
  12. Ivanov Vitaliy
    Ivanov Vitaliy 5 June 2020 17: 44 New
    0
    THE GLORY OF THE RED ARMY - THE RKKA - THE SOVIET ARMY - WHO BROKEN FASCULAR GERMANY, AND LIKE FASCULAR EUROPE ....... I ONLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS, RIGHT I UNDERSTAND WHO IT IS FOR AND SOME. - FOR WHAT US - OUR PEOPLE SHOULD THIS Royal Imperial Religion - GEORGIAN TAPE ??????????? NOT HAVING ANY RELATIONSHIP TO THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR ..... NOT ON ANY ONE ONE MEDAL THERE ARE THESE THESE TAPES ..... THERE IS LIKE ANYTHING BUT ANY OTHER COLOR - ON THE ORDER OF GLORY AND MEDAL ORDER FOR PRIVATE WARE THERE IS NOT CALLED THE GEORGIAN TAPE, AND THE GUARDIAN TAPE !!!!!!!! WHY DO WE substitute for true and real CONCEPTS OF VICTORY IN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR ON FALSE - START shunt to the Great Victory of the Soviet people over FASCISM - THIS antinational in spirit royally-Romanovsky-Nikonian mummy CHAINS AND SLAVERY FOR RUSSIAN PEOPLE ...... everyone knows THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY OF THE ROMANOVS ARE OCCUPIENTS - THE SAME GERMANS - FOR 300 YEARS THAT THEY OCCUPIED RUSSIA - THIS FAMILY EXPERIENCED WITH GERMAN SO CALLED BACKGROUND THESE AND ETC. ETHER ETC. IT WASN’T ... WAS IT AT ALL ??? ONCE THEY ESTABLISHED FOR THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE A FORTRESSION OF SLAVERY ............ AND THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE DO NOT NEED THESE ONE OF THE REQUESTS IN THE TYPE OF THE TSAR-ROMANIAN GEORGIAN TAPES, HOW IS THE PLAN OF REconciliation? ?? ..... EXAMPLES OF THE RUSSIAN - SOVIET PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE WITH IMPERIALISM - CAPITALISM .... AND OUR MAIN HOLIDAY OF THE SOVIET PEOPLE IS THIS NOVEMBER 7 - THE DAY OF GREAT OCTOBER SOCIALISM !!!!!