: Busting Soviet war-time myths
Society11:01 May. 8, 2016

Busting Soviet war-time myths

Ukrainian historians debunk fake stories about the Second World War

Ukrainian historians are busting the myths created by the Soviet propaganda about the Second World War.

One the main ones is the actual date the war began. Most people in Soviet Union believed the Second World War started in June of 1941.

Watch also Ukrainians and the Red Army victory over Nazi Germany

Authors of a new book that exposes the immense amount of lies about the war say it is important to educate people about what truly took place.

The lives of Ukrainians during the Nazi occupation, then the Soviet Occupation , the army's the Ukrainians fought for, who was truly a hero and who was just a legend. The answers to these questions are in this work.

Serhiy Hromenko, historian: "Previously we had gathered up to a hundred myths but decided to focus on about half of that to show how Soviet propaganda influenced coverage in Russia and even Ukraine."

Read also Ukraine in World War II (Infographics)

Historians say the myth-busting book is available to everyone online. 50 stories that were completely fabricated are debunked step by step. The online version is easily accessible and will allow teachers to check the facts prior to educating students based on old folks tales.

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