Introduction to the topic
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union (Russia) signed a Treaty of Non-aggression on 23 August 1939, in which they agreed to divide up Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland. The Soviet Union invaded Poland on 17 September 1939. The agreement was in place until Hitler launched an attack on the Soviet Union in Eastern Poland on 22 June 1941 (Operation Barbarossa): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov–Ribbentrop_Pact
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union erased Poland from the map.
This wasn’t the first time, but hopefully will be the last time.
“Prior to 1918, Poland had been partitioned among its neighbours and wiped off the map of Europe for more than 120 years.” http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/334660,Poland-celebrates-Independence-Day
See more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_Poland
Russian Imperial conquest/aggression predates the existence of the United States: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/the-russian-empire-just-being-the-russian-empire-800s-to-present/
The below is based on a statement by the Polish government’s Institute of National Remembrance (INR).
The Russian Ministry of…
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