Germany before the attack on the USSR in 1941, there was Hitler's Deputy in the Nazi party Rudolf Hess to offer Britain a number of conditions for further peaceful postwar cooperation, including to support the preservation of England the status of a world power in exchange for British supplies of raw materials to the Third Reich, said in an interview with RIA Novosti historian of special services, doctor of philosophical Sciences Vladimir Makarov.
Hess on 10 may 1941, alone, he flew from Germany to the UK. Documents about this event, considered one of the main mysteries of the Second world war, London is still not declassified in full. However, professional historians agree that Hess wanted to convince the British to conclude peace with Germany before the attack on the USSR. In 1946, during the Nuremberg trials, Hess was sentenced to life imprisonment, which he served in Berlin's Spandau prison. He died on 17 August 1987 at the age of 93 years.
Western countries declassify documents selectively, while Russia issues of historical truth is one of the most open countries in the world, told RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the scientific Department of the Russian military historical society (rvio), Yury Nikiforov.
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has published an article on the Second world war. In it he, in particular, urged all countries to open access to previously unknown documents about the war and the prewar period.