In the process of military training carried out by the army of the Russian Federation – Russian naval aviation – in the Kaliningrad region in early August 2015, soldiers used bombs with the inscriptions ‘To Berlin!’ and ‘For Stalin!’, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the German edition of Bild.
It is noted that bombs delivery from the AN-26 aircraft was carried out for the first time in 20 years. These military exercises were conducted only 500 kilometers away from the capital of Germany. German journalists recalled that the slogans ‘To Berlin!’ And ‘For Stalin!’ were often used during World War II by the Soviet army in the war against Nazi Germany.
Meanwhile, for several years in the modern Putin’s Russia has been carried out a campaign to praise the Soviet past. Also there have been drawn parallels between the fight against Nazism during World War II and the modern confrontation with the West in the context of the war against Ukraine. According to the publication, the inscriptions on bombs ‘To Berlin!’ and ‘For Stalin!’ are not just a manifestation of nostalgia, they show dangerous tendencies in the leadership and army of the Russian Federation.