Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Red Army

21st of January 1945 Inowroclaw was liberated by Red Army. Yes. Liberated from Nazis. What happened after was a new occupation but it's different story. I think Russians do not understand or do not want to understand, what they took that time away was our independence. For Poles 1918 and 1919 was time of fight for own state, twenty some years of freedom to 1939 was what they dreamt about for more than 100 years. Five years of Nazis genocide was the most horrible time in our history and people that time believed Red Army brought them freedom and chance for revival, but soon they understood they were wrong. But that day of January 1945 Russians were real liberators, welcoming with tears of joy. Pictured monument is for those people from 2 Armoured Army, for major Tieliakow, for Tankist Macapura, Private Gabarkow, Lieutenant Alejnik and many more whose names were lost. It's not for Stalin, Voroshylov, Beria or NKVD squads. Some people here want to dismantle the monument, but I think it should stay where it is.

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