Antonov spoke about the interest which the state Department called Putin's article
The article of President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the Second world war, caused a considerable interest in the us state Department and initiated the discussion. This statement was made by Russian Ambassador in Washington Anatoly Antonov.
According to him, the diplomats sent an article to the leadership of the state Department, the leading non-governmental organizations, embassies of a number of leading Western States and the diplomatic missions of the CIS.
The U.S. state Department, according to Antonov, is interested in the summit of the "nuclear five", who in his article about the Second world war has offered to host Russian President Vladimir Putin. This meeting should define the contours of international politics and strengthen security in the world, the Ambassador said.
The head of diplomatic mission noted that Russia has a lot of questions to the United States regarding their plans and steps to change the architecture of strategic security. He stressed that Moscow cannot be indifferent to the US withdrawal from the ABM Treaty, INF and open skies.
Antonov added that the experts drew attention to the timeliness of the publication of the article of the Russian leader and the need to "dot the i, the speculation about who started the war and who won it".
Representatives of the us Department of want to learn how Putin proposed approaches can be used in modern life, the diplomat said.
Press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov, in turn, said that every fact reading the article, Putin may force many to "wonder".
Putin's article "The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II" ("the Actual lessons of the 75th anniversary of the Second world war") appeared in the American journal The National Interest. The head of state explained that he was forced to prepare this material, as the current generation of politicians is responsible to the past and the future, to do everything possible so that this terrible tragedy is not repeated.
In the publication, the President noted that it is unfair to assume that the reason for the war was "a two-day visit to Moscow Minister for foreign Affairs Ribbentrop Pact the Nazis". Responsibility for starting the conflict one way or another are all leading the state, he said.
The Russian leader also pointed to the role of the Soviet Union in the defeat of Nazi Germany. He noted that the greatest contribution to victory made the Soviet Union, and Russia will continue to defend the historical truth.
London, commenting on the publication of the Russian leader, said that "common history should not be used as a political tool." Britain has opposed efforts by countries to rewrite history "in their own interests."
Israeli historian Aaron Schneier called the article Putin's objective and evidence-based.
Editor in chief of the American magazine The National Interest, in which the material of Putin were also published, said that the article will trigger new debates about the Second world war.