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Zyuganov called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a brilliant decision

Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov called the agreement of 1939 nonaggression Pact between the USSR and Germany brilliant decision of his time, which allowed them to win time and prepare the best equipment and commanders.

He noted that the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin on the eve of the outbreak of hostilities turned to other European countries with a proposal to create the Union and to prevent bloodshed.

"In this regard, we were forced to accept this Covenant, but we are for two years managed the pipeline to supply the best equipment to prepare and brave commanders," - said Zyuganov.

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 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. 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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in his article on the Second world war points out that the Declaration that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact marked the beginning of the war, unjust, leading the country to some extent to blame. He also urged all countries to open access to previously unknown documents about the war and the prewar period. According to him, the documents confirming that the Soviet Union intended to launch a preventive war against Germany, no.