World War II deportations (1) - “СТАЛИНСКИЕ ДЕПОРТАЦИИ” (1)
After the German Nazis and their co-fiends attacked the Soviet Union in June, 1941, the НКВД organized the displacement of certain ethnic minorities from areas of actual or potential armed conflict to localities far behind the front lines. These deportations – often referred to as the “Сталинские Депортации” are widely cited as yet another example of inhuman Stalin repression.
From the very outset, the obvious fact should be proclaimed that these deportations did not occur in a vacuum, nor were they based on someone's whim. They were the direct result of an extremely brutal Nazi-led invasion aimed at the total destruction of the USSR and the willful extermination of many tens of millions of Soviet citizens.( Collapse )