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Crimes Against Nations Do Not Have a Limitation Period

Sergei Mitrokhins blog at the Echo Moskvi web-site

January 17, 2010

My post about the criminal mapping of the communist regime provoked an ardent discussion [in my blog]. However, I think that not all the readers have carefully thought over the issue.

In my post I wrote that there had been different crimes of communism against nations, and that they had been taking not only the form of terror or Famine genocide. Artificial division of nations implemented throughout the Soviet history is also a crime. [President of Ukraine] Viktor Yuschenko has been insisting on consideration of the Famine genocide only as a crime against the Ukrainian nation. In my view this represents typical political manoeuvring. Stalinist-Bolsheviks crimes targeted not only the Ukrainian nation. It is undeserving to speculate with such things for political reasons and basing on our common tragedy boost nationalism and hatred among nations.

If International Tribunal on the crimes of communism could take place, there would be certainly raised an issue about criminal separation of nations by means of arbitrary boundaries. It would be important for Russia, but before this Russia should on the state level and officially in the legal form condemn Stalinism as the hardest crime, including such crimes as deportation of nations and many other, including Famine genocide as a terrible crime of Stalins regime.

In addition, the initiators of the Belovezh agreements (Ed. The hasty agreements between the heads of Russia, Ukraine and Byelorussia on creation of the CIS) are also culprits here. They divided the country in accordance with the boundaries drawn by the communists and concluded the agreements as a secret deal - in a criminal form.

If such a tribunal is objective, it should raise an issue of a national-territorial aspect of the crimes of communism.

In such a case it would lead to historical assessment of such criminal divisions, arbitrarily set borders, separation and boosting hatred among nations and possibly work out recommendations how to amend the obvious historical injustice and whether it is at all possible.

It is obvious that many conflicts in the post-Soviet area will be never solved within the framework of the communist borders. And each of these conflicts is potentially prone of war, which will last much longer than five days. And a war should be averted by all means.

What we see today really comes directly from our history, a joint history of nations, whatever the assessments by different political forces and figures of this joint common history are today.

I think that such assessment should be worked out jointly. Because people should be united rather than separated, they should be united at least around historical truth, ideas of joint resentment of everything criminal that we had in our joint past rather than around quarrelsome ideas or by means of violence. This also refers to the criminal Bolshevik-communist repartition of countries and territories.

In addition, if we look at it carefully in our present we can discern many similar negative trends there: cynicism, corruption, hypocrisy and prevailing of immediate interests. They are rooted in Stalinism and Bolshevism, and if we fail to overcome them all together, we shall not be able to move any further neither together nor alone.

Such should be the tasks for our presidents. And now they have been losing their competition with the time. Neither we, nor history will wait for them.

Crimes against nations do not have a limitation period.


See also:

the original at the Echo Mosckvi web-site

Russias Borders as a Communist Crime. Sergei Mitrokhins blog at the Echo Moskvi web-site. January 15, 2010

Overcoming Stalins Legacy



Sergei Mitrokhins blog at the Echo Moskvi web-site

January 17, 2010