The expert explained Putin's words about the need to prosecute the elderly and dead Nazis

Russian authorities after 75 years returned to the agenda of the struggle against Nazism because of the personal beliefs of the rulers and for political reasons. On the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the next address to the Russians said that, despite the years, not all Nazis were punished, and should investigate their crimes, regardless of whether they’re alive or already dead. On Friday, the head of the RF IC Alexander Bastrykin has promised to intensify work in this direction, and attention the investigators plan to give Ukraine and the Baltic States.

In conversation with the correspondent of “Rosbalt” political analyst Dmitry Bolkunets explained that it takes into account the latest trends: the 75th anniversary of the Victory parade and the referendum on the Constitution. “Partly the government seeks to consolidate the society through this agenda,” said the analyst.

the Second reason he called the personal beliefs of Russian politicians who grew up in the postwar period, and because they are the subject of the war is close. “For young people it is less important. I think in 10-20 years the topic is come to naught” — said Bolkunets.

According to him, the resumption of talk about Nazism is also associated with a purely ideological, political reasons. “Look at how different interpretations of the events of that time in some European countries. The Russian leadership believes its mission the preservation of the Soviet legacy, the spirit of victory. Chip away the blanket and other countries, such as Ukraine and Poland. Politicians are trying to highlight themselves among the winners” — said the expert.

He added that all this is happening against the background of strengthening of radical movements in the world, partly because of the crisis phenomena in the economy. “Maybe this is an attempt of politicians to prevent a repetition of the events of the 30-40-ies of the last century. There is a struggle with the new radical forces that want to come to power,” suggested the analyst.

He SugAET “ideological instrument” speech of the head of the Investigative Committee, who mentioned Ukraine and the Baltic States in the context of the investigation of Nazi crimes. Russia does not agree with the countries politics, and shows his attitude thus, says Dmitry Bolkunets.

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