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New approach by the Russian embassy in Sofia on Red Army's role and the Bulgarian Jews

New approach by the Russian embassy in Sofia on Red Army's role and the Bulgarian Jews

Amid the row over Moscow’s claim that it was the Red Army that rescued the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust, Russia’s embassy said that it recognises the heroic “contribution” of the Bulgarian people to this.

But the embassy also posted the opinion of the “scientific director” of the Russian Military History Society saying that were it not for the Red Army, many more than six million Jews would have died in the Holocaust and the Nazis would have forced Bulgaria’s authorities to carry out a Holocaust in their own land.

The Russian embassy’s Facebook post was the latest turn in a row that followed a statement by the foreign ministry spokesperson in Moscow, Maria Zakharova, who credited the Soviet Army with the prevention of the deportation of Bulgarian Jews to the Nazi death camps of the Second World War.../IBNA

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