10 days a year — Volgograd reverts to its former Stalingrad name — history is important to Russians

© 2023 Peter Free


02 February 2023





The Battle of Stalingrad ended 80 years ago today, on 02 February 1943.


Andrei Martyanov summarized its significance:



Later, there will be Kursk, Bagration, Berlin, but it was in Stalingrad 80 years ago when it became clear that not only Axis forces will be thrown out of USSR, but that German Nazism will be crushed and Red Army will finish war in Berlin.


Stalingrad changed WW II dynamics completely.


© 2023 Andrei Martyanov, 80th Anniversary of Stalingrad Battle, smoothiex12.blogspot.com (01 February 2023)



George Galloway's long-term perspective . . .


. . . (regarding Stalingrad's eventual outcome) is also a reasonably formulated one:



If it wasn't for the Russians, Europe at least, and most of the world in fact, would still be under the jackboot of fascism. Italian fascism, Japanese fascism, German fascism . . . .


© 2023 George Galloway, Liberators of #Auschwitz banned. Perpetrators of the Holocaust welcomed, YouTube (27 January 2023)



That (at least tentatively) agreed to . . .


. . .  notice what happens in the collective West, when its unlimited crew of Plunder Morons intentionally ignore Real History (as opposed to the made-up nonsense that we Westerners are manipulated into reveling in):



Today, I want to talk about the extraordinary decision to ban Russia from the anniversary commemorations of the liberation of the death camp at Auschwitz.


Built by Germans, but manned by Poles.


The German and Polish governments will be there, as will the Ukrainian government, which is, of course, entirely in thrall to the people who carried out the Holocaust in the east. The people who massacred millions of Jews and non-Jewish Poles and Russians and others.


Millions of them were killed by the supporters of Bandera [see here], who is the national icon of today's government in Ukraine.


So, the people who liberated the death camp are banned from the event.


The people who built, manned and took joy in the genocide that took place in the death camp are all honored guests.


If that does not sum up to you the deep and profound sickness in European, indeed world politics today, I don't know what would do.


© 2023 George Galloway, Liberators of #Auschwitz banned. Perpetrators of the Holocaust welcomed, YouTube (27 January 2023)



In cultural contrast


On the Russian side, we get this:



The decision to temporarily rename Stalingrad for 10 days a year was made by the Volgograd City Duma in 2013.


In particular, this happens on February 2 - on the Day of the defeat of the Nazi troops by the Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad.


February 1 and 2 this year will be days off for residents of the Volgograd region. The authorities have planned to hold about 250 festive events in the region.


The Battle of Stalingrad, which lasted from July 17, 1942 to February 2, 1943, is considered the turning point of the Great Patriotic War. More than 2 million people took part in the battle.


© 2023 Izvestia, In Volgograd, road signs were temporarily changed to "Stalingrad", iz.ru (31 January 2023) (Google translation)



The moral? — Evaluate the wisdom of . . .


. . . American neocons having intentionally started a fight with Stalingrad's descendants (on Ukraine's proxy-sacrificed ground).


Should we wonder whether such a poorly thought-out, history-ignoring strategy is an indication of id-controlled US minds?


Or is our predatory dumbness just the result of just too much brainlessly milling American testosterone?


It is now likely that the United States' foolishly conceived instigation of an attempt to weaken Russia will result in a Stalingrad-like shift in power from the United States to the Russian-Chinese side.


Thus, perceptibly transitioning from the side that has never experienced large-scale existential threats to the two major world nations that have.


Some people learn from History.


Others, mush-mindedly, do not.


Or is it simply that unconstrained Western Greed overcomes farsighted strategy-making, as well as arguably morality-based behavior?


We might reasonably ask whether the West's purported leadership culture promotes humanity's dregs.