But there was no spite towards anybody because commies proclaimed "we're all brothers" and to some extent that worked. I can't say I didn't like it.
So long as you were a commie, of course their were commie hunts in America, much like the witch hunts.
And?.. I mean I don't quite understand what does nowaydays Lithuania have to do with the USSR? In fact even times of the USSR Baltic States didn't look as a part of it.
Lithuania has everything got to do with USSR, it was part of it.
Lithuania needs to modernise but there are very definite hail marks of commie up bringing here.
We've probably can speak out more things without worrying of being imprisoned or killed but that's it.
A good start, is what I'd call that.
I could say more about goods and industry of those years but I don't want to look like commy booster.
This is a discussion,
the USSR is finished.
I would like to hear more about what you were told.
I'm not sure if I have any specific rate before or after which I can or cannot work with people. Sometimes I may simply call it "generation gap" sometimes it has something to do with their "old school". But I may also tell you I had similar problem with people in the US who still lived in the times of "cold war".
From the USA you may get prejudices but people work.
My point was that people have learned not to work in communism, it is very destructive.
maybe if there were no commies we (you, poles, me) would all live in one big Deutschland.
Nobody knows but it is better to have one enemy, rather than be attacked (not liberated ha ha ha) from both sides.
These countries have still not recovered. However even till this day the UK Government still advertise this as a great piece of British history and triumph.
the Russian folk I know refuse to talk or even accept things that have happened in thier recent history. It is as if somthing like " If we don't like the truth then forget the truth and it will go away". For some reason is seems uncomfortable to look at reality.
I lost your point, it sounds to me that you are writing one is as guilty as the other?.
Indians are left with the things that they want and appreciate about their former invaders or oppressors, yet still remain undeniably and unchangeably Indian.
You can't blame people for looking to the future and taking the best from what happened.
But as you said
invaders or oppressors
In order to have a good road the foundation must be secure and built on trust. No one will ever trust Russia until the past is dealt with, including their own. Build on substandard ground ther first frost will show the sink holes I say.
I think the mixing of peoples will help this greatly.
In every conflict the politicians tell us how evil the others are, now we get to see the truth for ourselves.
Not to mention how long do you think the victims should wait for an apology.
It seems everyone is waiting for an apology from someone.
shame is an understatement, look at what Germany has been put through. News flash, NKVD was just as bad as Nazis,
I actually agree with this.
The Soviets have come off far too lightly.
And if it continues, they might be seen as "liberators", which of course is not true.
Out of the frying pan into the fire.
It has not escaped my attention where the people talking about not giving apologies are from.
I also think celinski's point is not so much about an apology but about how the history books will be written? celinski?.
Liberals are the scolds who feel guilt about the past and try to make everyone share their guilt and shame.
You should pay one cent every time you use the word Liberal :)
Russia is still run by Communist Putin and his croonies.
KGB is the official name, cough cough cough.
Baltic States consider themselves immediate heir of all industry built on their territory by the USSR enthusiastically look for the so-called "Party's gold" but under no circumstances they ever share the guilt or either take any responsibility upon themselves. "Russians are the only guilty party" they say.
I don't think so, I would like to make a separation between communist state policy and the Russian people.
you cann't just take what was good and forget what was bad, and start saying around the world how tragic it was that USSR collapsed (Putin). It is simply incoherent message.
Could you clarify, I did not understand this.