Instead of trying to isolate the Russian Federation on the Day of Victory, the West should recognize the crucial contribution of the Russian people to the victory in world war II, American journalist Eric Margolis.
"from Western leaders was ungrateful to ignore timed to coincide with the seventieth anniversary of the Soviet Victory over Nazi Germany the Victory parade in the capital of Russia ", - said the journalist.
in his vision of history is the facts that politicians can't manipulate According to the latest fashion political winds ".
Dissatisfaction with Russia over the Ukrainian fall, Margolis writes, " in no way downplays fame, admiration and gratitude owed to the Russian people for the heroism shown during the 2nd world war.
"After all, if only not to win the USSR, Nazi Germany could exist today," he said, adding that during the last period of time in the West prefer to forget who actually won the war.
"Americans and Canadians like to believe that they won the war in the European Union, not really recognizing the decisive role of the Soviet Union," says Margolis, who is sure that if the German army was bled white on the Eastern front, landed in Normandy, allied forces most likely would have pushed the enemy to the English channel.
Valiant Russian soldiers deserve at least to the West saluted them for what they defeated Nazi Germany and saved the lives of many people, the journalist said.