But they ploughed onwards and did their job
I'm not even sure what do you mean.
There few level we can debate the Red Army:
- as a tool of their masters - bent to enslave other nations.
- as a fighting machine - I have no beef with that
- as a individuals which were obviously different from one person to other - individuals whose out of combat situation could behave the way they would act towards civilians - majority of them were behaving very badly towards civilians!
You may like or not but you must at least acknowledge facts.
As for gratitude towards the Red Army, its your thingee and few others I'm not bound by your sentiments, neither I need to be.
Destroying historical monuments is rather improper act because it falsifies history, even if this monuments are contravershal.
What of those monuments are in itself a part of falsifying history.
Sadly Poland was one of those four nations.
You know Harry where you can stick your laughable suggestions?Polish nation didn't take a part in no invasion nobody in 1968!
Unless you are using commies propaganda to utilize your pseudo philosophy but in that case you mustn't stop a half way and talk about invasion! It was a friendly intervention!