Russian Embassy in Washington urged Thursday the US to avoid “pseudo-historical programs” falsifying the truth about World War II and the post-war era.
Earlier, the US Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, posted a notice on launching an open competition for organizations and individuals among programs on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and “long road to freedom in Hungary”.
The document has also mentioned the living “under the tyranny of the Soviet Union” after the war.
“On the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory, the U.S. Department of State is making another cynical attempt to rewrite history, to forget the decisive contribution of the peoples of the Soviet Union in the victory over Nazism, the end of the Holocaust,”the Russian Embassy in the US said in a Facebook post.
“We urge the US side to abandon intentionally false, unworthy and pseudo-historical programs.” the post concluded.
The Budapest Offensive was a general attack of the Soviet and Romanian troops against Nazis in Germany. It lasted from October 29, 1944, till the fall of Budapest on February 13, 1945.
In October 1944, Ukrainian advanced into Hungary. The Soviets besieged and assaulted Budapest in late December, after isolating the Hungarian capital. On February 13, the city fell.
The offense was one of the most difficult and complicated offensives that the Soviet Army carried on in Central Europe, which resulted in a decisive victory for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), as it disabled the last European political ally of Nazi Germany and greatly sped up the ending of World War II in Europe.