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MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. Statements about "clash of two types of totalitarianism" - Soviet and German - during the Second World War are groundless and immoral, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wrote in the article "Historical perspective of Russia’s foreign policy" published in the "Russia in Global Affairs" magazine on Thursday.
"Statements about ‘clash of two types of totalitarianism’ that are now being actively embedded in European conscience, including at the level of schoolbooks, are groundless and immoral," Lavrov wrote. "The Soviet Union, despite all vices of the system that existed in our country at that time, never aimed to destroy entire nations," he added.
Lavrov reminded about UK’s then-Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill’s words as "he was a principal opponent of USSR for his whole life and played a big role in turning away from alliance during the Second World War to new confrontation with the Soviet Union." "However, he sincerely admitted that concept of good nature, to live in accordance with conscience, is the Russian way," he noted.
Talking about the reasons of the global conflict in the first half of the 20th century, the foreign minister said that "anti-Russian aspirations of European elites, their desire to unleash Hitler’s war machine at the Soviet Union yet again played a fatal role." "And again, they had to correct the situation after this terrible disaster with key participation of our country in defining parameters of the European, and now also global world order," Lavrov concluded.