Friday, April 17, 2015

Comment of the Day

Someone posted a photo of their grandfather at Imgur.  A Soviet soldier.

And the Comment of the Day, from vonshang:
Thanks for invading my country in 1968.
That would be the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968.
The invasion successfully stopped the liberalisation reforms and strengthened the authority of the conservative wing within the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ). The foreign policy of the Soviet Union during this era was known as the Brezhnev Doctrine.
Leonid Brezhnev and the leadership of the Warsaw Pact countries were worried that the unfolding liberalizations in Czechoslovakia, including the ending of censorship and political surveillance by the secret police, would be detrimental to their interests. The first such fear was that Czechoslovakia would defect from the bloc, injuring the Soviet Union's position in a possible war with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
Other comments worthy of honorable mention:

Crushing freedom and oppressing people since '63!
Lol remember when the Russians killed more than the Nazies? Classic.

U/T: Reagan

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