Russian Federation Council

All matters on reparations and damage have been resolved by victor countries back in the late 1940s, as it was reminded by the first deputy chairman of the International affairs committee of the Federation Council Vladimir Dzhabarov.

“I do not support the idea to return to this matter after 70 years – we have turned this page in our relations with Germany, and it is not reasonable to stir the past,” – said Dzhabarov. According to him, today it is absolutely not a relevant issue, which, if raised, can only lead to a deterioration of bilateral relations and nothing else.

“We must move forward instead of looking back – Russia has a lot of current problems that are more important than reparations from Germany”, – concluded Vladimir Dzhabarov.

Earlier, the State Duma deputies suggested to request from Germany reparations for the attack on the USSR. State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party Mikhail Degtyarev noted that Germany paid for damages even to those countries that have not participated in World War II. According to him, Germany paid compensation to 6 million victims of the Holocaust, but at the same time ignored 27 million Soviet people who were killed. According to Degtyarev, the amount of reparations in current prices should be at least three to four trillion euros that Germany should pay Russia as the legal successor of the USSR.

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