Russian boy's WW2 speech to German MPs stirs web anger

Russian boy's WW2 speech to German MPs stirs web anger
 

A Russian schoolboy has received online abuse and death threats after suggesting that many German troops who invaded the USSR in World War Two were themselves victims of the conflict.
Teenager Nikolai Desyatnichenko was speaking to German MPs in Berlin. German and Russian schoolchildren had researched stories about war victims.
Some Russian MPs reacted with outrage.
The Kremlin said the criticism was excessive, but suggested re-examining aspects of Russia's education system.
Desyatnichenko said he had learned about a German soldier named Georg Johann Rau, a Wehrmacht corporal who fought in... read more

 
21 November 2017 in World News, Views: 51
Source: BBC
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