I can't get tired of this pic, the truth behind, and, over all, the obnoxiously great butthurt.
What do russkies/baguettes/murricans of /int think?
They should add profs for this "interview", desu.
For my point of you, it was just another internet provocation. Like: rook, muricans so stupid! And in this case muricans -> frogs
Actually, it's been the opposite, in my experience. After the fall of the USSR, we've been more open to credit the Soviets for their contribution to the war. And why not? It's obvious they won the war. We were fighting less than a year before Berlin fell. The only reason we entered the war was to keep the Soviets in check.
Official Russian history position: muricans entered the war to not give the USSR conquer all the Europe.
And what they wanted to do is that soviets and german killed each other, so didn't help a lot.
>We were fighting less than a year before Berlin fell
It's true though, all this does is prove that America has a much more effective propaganda machine than Russia. Hell, it's so effective that most people actually believe that in WW1, America did most of the heavy lifting and saved a France that was about to collapse.
Total axis dead on the eastern front: more than 5 million
Total axis killed on the western front: 263,000 (including casualties before d-day)
Ok. The thing is a point of view and words that are used. In Russia, the same official agency can get contradictory data on the same thing with different "wording".
What do you think about Mr. Putin? 90% positive
What do you think about the President? 60% positive
So, why a point of view is important?
Because they asked people in France. The USSR didn't liberate France. Muricans and brits did. So, for France the second war is only about THEIR lands. For Russians it is only about OUR lands. We even named it differently, the part about our war. And we less often say "WWII" (1939-1945), mostly "The great patriotic war" (1941-1945)
True. It's impossible to defend a front that large with so many men if you don't have train cars, locomotives, trucks, telegraph and phone lines, boots, etc. all of which were provided by the US.
Lend lease shipments did not arrive in significant quantities until late 1942.
By that time Russia had begun pushing the Nazi's back out of Stalingrad, Moscow, and Leningrad. The war was over for the Nazis by then.
We just sped it up by using Russian bodies instead of our own. Why else did we wait till June 1944 to invade?