OK, they fought for the Soviet motherland. Or did they?
Joseph Stalin, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Central Committee
of the Communist Party of the USSR, knew better. In 1942, after gruesome
defeats at the beginning of the war, the commandments of international
communism mostly disappeared from official phraseology, while the images of
Russia’s imperial glory were resurrected along with the czarist insignia and
titles in the Soviet army. A new national anthem was played up.
Then ask who fought
for Ukraine’s independence during World War II. Let’s see. Isn’t a great
patriotic war the same as the fight for independence? In Latin language the
word “patria” means fatherland. Whose fatherland in this case? Whose patriotic
war? How much of it is educational hodge-podge and how much impudent lie?
The pitiful average level of Ukrainians’ national
consciousness is why they so quickly dissipated the gains of the Orange Revolution and enabled the Party of Regions to seize power and abuse it.