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Re: Single man's guide to Kyiv fast response needed
« Reply #50 on: January 12, 2019, 05:36:50 PM »
Lol, yeah well that's pretty funny :)

Strange how long things like that can linger on. I think though that that type of stuff is quite random in terms of British - German direction it's been so long.

The Belarus - German issues over WWII seem to be way more entrenched than us Brits. The girl I met told me she didn't like the German language as it reminded her of the war - she was only 30! Lol. So it's surprising how it can all be passed on a long way down the road. In the UK I think we are getting to a time when most of those that fought in WWII have passed on and the decades have moved societal focus onto other matters. In Belarus I was there for the Victory Day celebrations last year and they seem still more caught up on it all. Their TV just played films about good Belarusian citizens being masarcred by the Nazis. It certainly looks like their civilian population suffered the full brunt of Nazi oppression with it affecting them far more than the blitz, though of course it was just a film it was no doubt similar to what occurred as history reflects.

So myself I think I'll stay away from bringing it up at all while out that way, it doesn't look like it's something to dredge up. I'm guessing your back in Blighty now James :)

Different in Moscow. Not nearly as much hatred of the Germans. German is a very popular language to learn because Germany is viewed in a better light than the US and UK.  Germany is also a desirable destination for those wishing to emigrate. It's a short plane ride from Russia and is the economic powerhouse of Europe so lots of jobs. Germany also has one of the largest populations of Russian expats in Europe.

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Re: Single man's guide to Kyiv fast response needed
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2019, 05:41:26 PM »
Different in Moscow. Germany is viewed in a better light than the US and UK. 

I suppose that's because Germans killed fewer Russians than did US and UK.
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Re: Single man's guide to Kyiv fast response needed
« Reply #52 on: January 12, 2019, 06:00:34 PM »
It all gets confused .  Many ethnic Latvians were pro Nazi and many Russian Latvians were pro Russia.  War is confusing and horrible.  My friends and I who served in the former Yugoslavia still have nightmares or ptsd from what we saw neighbours do to each other.  Plus a very strong respect for Russian soldiers capabilities.

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Re: Single man's guide to Kyiv fast response needed
« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2019, 11:57:48 PM »
Msmob next you will tell me it was safe to date a Catholic girl in Ireland in 1990s  while serving Been there done that.  Nearly ended me hence a lifetimes lack of fear .


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