Denial of Soviet occupation

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Denial of Soviet occupation is the refusal to admit military occupations of many Eastern European countries from the prelude to the aftermath of World War II.[1][2]

[edit] Examples

Saying that USSR had occupied the Baltic states is absurd and nonsense. One can not occupy something that already belongs to him.
—Russian Federation's foreign minister Sergei Ivanov, May 7 2005, in an address to Red Army veterans[3]
It is just another inadequate action of the President. What occupation? This is absurd. [...] Communists will use all influence on the parliamentary majority to prevent opening of such museum.
—Oleksandr Golub, of the Communist Party of Ukraine, March 2 2007, commenting on president Yushchenko's initiative on opening an occupation museum in Ukraine. [4]
There was no occupation. There were agreements at the time with the legitimately elected authorities in the Baltic countries.
—Kremlin's European affairs chief Sergei Yastrzhembsky[5]
There is no Soviet domination of eastern Europe, ...
Gerald Ford in a Oct 6 1976 debate with Jimmy Carter[6]

[edit] Footnotes

  1. Warfare and Society in Europe: 1898 to the Present By Michael S. Neiberg; p 160
  2. AP European History; p. 461
  3. RIA Novosti: Иванов назвал "абсурдом" заявления об оккупации СССР Прибалтики То, что говорят, что СССР оккупировал прибалтийские государства — это абсурд и чушь. Нельзя оккупировать то, что тебе принадлежит.
  4. Communists against creation of Occupation Museum in Ukraine, March 2 2007
  5. AFP May 2005: Kremlin denies Soviet 'occupation' of Baltics
  6. Gerald Ford v. Jimmy Carter: "There is No Soviet Domination of Eastern Europe"
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