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In the Federation Council called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a necessary step for the Soviet Union

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact after the Munich agreement and a series of pacts between European countries was a necessary diplomatic step for the Soviet Union, told RIA Novosti on Monday a member of the international Committee of the Federation Council Alexei Kondratiev.

Earlier the Deputy of the state Duma Alexei Zhuravlev introduced in the lower house a bill which proposed to annul the decision of the Council of people's deputies of December 24, 1989, condemning the signing of the Soviet-German non-aggression Pact of 1939. According to the Deputy, the decision "inconsistent with the principles of historical justice and customary in the context of growing political instability of those years, coupled with pressure from external forces." The Duma initiative was supported by 38 scientists, public figures and officers, have sent an open letter Zhuravlev and house speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.

"To please Western politicians we have in 80-e, 90-e years actively "confessed" and "denied" those who then fired from tanks on the Parliament," - said Kondratiev.

He noted that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was the last in a series of similar pacts, for instance between Germany and Poland. And with the Munich agreement and subsequent annexation of the Sudetenland and the Anschluss (the incorporation of Austria into Germany – ed.) the Covenant "was a necessary diplomatic step for the Soviet Union".

In 1938, Nazi Germany annexed the Sudetenland, the territory of the Czech Republic, where the end of the Second world war lived Sudeten Germans.

"We repent not for that. The Nuremberg Tribunal, not subject to revision, has long since identified the culprit of the Second world war Nazi Germany that more recently has confirmed and reiterated by the Minister for foreign Affairs of Germany. So, it's time to go back to the bylaws and resolutions of the Nuremberg Tribunal and not to "sing along" to the descendants of the Wehrmacht of the outgrowths of the European Union" - said Kondratiev.

The non-aggression Pact between the USSR and Germany known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed in Moscow on 23 August 1939. The Pact was signed by foreign Minister of Soviet Union Vyacheslav Molotov and Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Joachim von Ribbentrop. The Pact was supplemented with secret additional Protocol, which determined the distinction between Soviet and German spheres of influence in Eastern Europe in the event of "territorial rearrangement".

Half a century later, on 24 December 1989 the Congress of people's deputies of the USSR, at that time the highest authority in the Soviet Union, adopted a resolution "On the political and legal assessment of the Soviet German non-aggression Pact of 1939", officially condemning the secret protocols as "an act of personal power," does not reflect "the will of the Soviet people, who are not responsible for this conspiracy." It was stressed that "negotiations with Germany in the secret Protocol was conducted by Stalin and Molotov secretly from the Soviet people, the CPSU(b), and the whole party, the Supreme Council and the government of the USSR."

In September, 2019 on the page of the foreign Ministry in Twitter message was posted, "thanks to the Soviet-German non-aggression Pact, the war began on a strategically more advantageous to the USSR borders, the population of these territories was subjected to Nazi terror two years later, was saved hundreds of thousands of lives."