The expert told about the impressions from Putin's article about the war

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his article "75 years of Victory: a shared responsibility before history and the future" quite careful talking about the responsibility of Western countries in the outbreak of the Second world war, it is a signal to cooperate for the strengthening of international security today, said the Brussels-based independent analyst Gilbert Doctorow.

Earlier, Putin wrote an article about the Second world war. The President, in particular, called on States to step up the publication of its archives and the publication of previously unknown documents about the war and the prewar period. He noted that Russia is ready for broad cooperation and joint research projects with the participation of historians.

In the article, Putin, in particular, says that the summit "nuclear five" the UN security Council would be useful to discuss many important global issues, and that other countries supported the initiative of Moscow about the meeting. The Russian leader is sure that such a meeting will help you find answers to modern challenges and threats.

"My impression from Putin's article in The National Interest: he is very careful in his analysis of the responsibility of the West in the years before the outbreak of the Second world war", - the expert said in an interview with RIA Novosti. The reason for such caution, according to him, the desire to start a dialogue on joint efforts for peace. "The reason is obvious: he invites other members of the "nuclear five" to the virtual meeting, timed to the anniversary of the victory to discuss how to make the world even more durable in our day by joint efforts", - said the Agency interlocutor.

The expert agree that now some countries in the West, manipulated historical facts, including in the interests of national identity formation. "It seems that history, like science, has no future, and this is no joke, and the sad reality. We live in a world in the "after the fact", when the historical facts are manipulated by official propagandists in modern States to create the missing national identity", - said the expert. This situation, according to him, happened in the Baltic States, "which remained independent States only a short period between the two world wars, but insist that the history of the world begins with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact."

He also recalled that in Soviet times talked about "the changing and unpredictable history." "Unfortunately, this conclusion now applies here in the West," - said the expert.

The Soviet-German non-aggression Treaty (often called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, by the names of its signatories, the foreign Ministers of the Soviet Union and Germany) was signed on 23 August 1939 in Moscow. The content of the non-aggression Pact is not at odds with international law and Treaty practice of States, adopted for such settlements. At the same time the Treaty was signed a secret Protocol containing the delimitation of spheres of interests of the Soviet Union and Germany. In the area of influence of the USSR became part of the Baltic States, Western Belarus, Western Ukraine and Bessarabia. Thus the European border of the USSR and moved significantly to the West.

The Russian foreign Ministry stressed that the accession of the Baltic States conform to the norms of international law of that time between the Soviet Union and these countries was not conducted military operations, and the invasion was carried out on a contractual basis and with the Express consent existed in these republics authorities. In addition, in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia during their stay in the Soviet Union (excluding the time of occupation by Germany during the great Patriotic war) acted with the national authorities.