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Russia's Role

May 19, 1985

In his address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on V-E Day, President Reagan made not even the slightest mention of Russia's contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany of World War II. The historical fact remains, however, that it was the Russian soldiers who saved the civilized world, including the United States, from being enslaved by Hitler's Third Reich.

Winston Churchill put it succinctly when he said, "It is the Russian army that tore the guts out of the German military machine."

For the President of the United States to ignore the facts of history does not enhance his posture or reflect well upon the office he occupies.

DAVID KINKEAD

Forestville

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