Ministry of Defense responded to criticism about the creation of a copy of the Reichstag

The official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov commented on the statements of some German politicians about the layout of the Reichstag, which is being built in the park “The Patriot”.

The fact that in a park in Moscow Kubinka will be a reduced scale model of the Reichstag, said Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the Government Hour in the State Duma. According to the minister, the layout is designed for training Russia military-patriotic social movement “Yunarmiya”.

After that, a number of deputies of the German Bundestag called the creation of the layout of the Reichstag provocation and demanded from the leadership of the Federal Republic of Germany to express dissatisfaction with Russia.

These attacks cause extreme bewilderment, Konashenkov said. According to him, the hoisting of the Victory Banner over the Reichstag in May 1945 – one of the brightest and most recognizable symbols of the victory over German fascism in the Second World War.

“Apparently, in Germany someone forgot that it was because after the Reichstag fire, the Nazis arranged by February 27, 1933, Hitler and his Third Reich builders began their fiery bloody path in the world”, – said Konashenkov.

He recalled that in fierce fighting with the Nazis, defending the Reichstag, killing tens of thousands of Soviet soldiers. Therefore, the heroism of the Red Army “should not only know, but also good to remember the present and future generations both in Russia and in Germany,” the official representative of the Ministry of Defense said.

Konashenkov said that the layout of the Reichstag will be a significant element of the Park “Patriot” and together with other objects serve the patriotic education of young Russians and visitors from other countries.

“Attacks about this of certain German politicians are not only extreme bewilderment, but also make you think about what the beliefs they actually adhere to the” builders “of the Third Reich in the years 1933-1945”, – concluded Konashenkov.


Original: Минобороны отреагировало на критику по поводу создания копии Рейхстага

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