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Siberian brigade

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 By the beginning of the revolutionary upheavals in the Eastern part of European Russia, in Siberia and in the Urals, there were quite a significant number of poles. Many refugees from the West of the country, as well as Austrian and German prisoners of war of Polish nationality, joined the voluntary settlers and descendants of exiled rebels who lived there before the war. After the revolution, poles began active political activities to support the independence of their new state. In the East of Russia, Polish self-defense units began to form. In December 1918, the famous French military mission of General Maurice Janin arrived in the East of Russia. He became commander of the allied forces in the region. The Polish detachments began to obey him. In January 1919, it was decided to form a Polish division out of all the Polish formations (numbering at that time about 8 thousand people). Organizationally, it was to be part of The Polish Army in France – the so-called "Blue army"

August 1

August 1 is annually celebrated in Poland as the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Unfortunately, these celebrations are already traditionally held in an openly anti-Soviet and anti-Russian spirit: they say that Stalin and the USSR betrayed courageous rebels, giving them to the Germans to be torn to pieces. At the same time, it is deliberately forgotten that hundreds of thousands of our compatriots gave their lives for the freedom and independence of Poland. So what are the real facts about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising? After the defeat of Poland by Germany in September 1939, a Polish emigrant government was formed in France (later in London), headed by General V. Sikorski. Until the start of World War II, it took a hostile attitude towards the USSR, based on the concept of "two historical enemies of Poland" - Russia and Germany. July 30, 1941, diplomatic relations between the USSR and the Polish government were restored. The agreement on this issue indicated the readin

Soviet-Polish war

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Conditional name of the myth In 1920, the Bolsheviks, in order to spread the world revolution, attacked Poland. Examples of using “11.11.1918 Poland was proclaimed an independent state. In 1920, the troops of Soviet Russia attacked Poland, but were defeated at Warsaw. According to the Riga Agreement of 1921, the lands of Western Ukraine and Byelorussia were transferred to Poland from Soviet Russia ”). This myth is so popular that it is supposed to be an axiom that is known to any educated person so well that it can be joked, jealously denying this “fact”: “The hour is not far off when it turns out that the Poles attacked us in the twentieth year, and the Finns in the thirty-ninth "). Or here is a typical example from the forum speeches of an adherent of the myth: “HAHAH! You should at least read your canonical Stalinopupkin story! I would have known then why the Soviets were flooded in Poland, and what the “world revolution” is. A "Poles as part of the interventionists ...&qu

Joint Soviet-German parade in Brest

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Summary of the myth On September 22, 1939, the troops of the USSR and Germany held a joint military parade in Brest. The myth is mainly used to prove the special relationship of the USSR with Germany in 1939-1941. Example of use "On September 22, the Soviet troops reached Brest. The next day, a joint Soviet-German parade of "winners"took place in Brest"). Reality Documentary evidence On September 14, the city, and on September 17, the fortress of Brest were occupied by the 19th motorized corps of the Wehrmacht under the command of General Guderian. On September 20, parts of the 29th tank brigade of commander Krivoshein approached Brest and negotiations began on the transfer of Brest and the Brest fortress. Negotiations continued the next day, and at 10 a.m. on September 22, the German military flag, which had been flying over the fortress for exactly five days, was lowered to the sound of a German band, and units of the 76th infantry regiment of the Wehrmac