Denial of Soviet occupation
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- Saying that USSR had occupied the Baltic states is absurd and nonsense. One can not occupy something that already belongs to him.
- It is just another inadequate action of the President. What occupation? This is absurd. [...] Communists will use all influence on the parliamentary majority to prevent opening of such museum.
- [having explained how with MRP, Germany had "given back" Estonian territory to the Soviet Union in 1939] This means that if in 1939 the Baltic countries had joined the Soviet Union, then in 1945 the Soviet Union could not have occupied them, because they were already part of the Soviet Union.
- There was no occupation. There were agreements at the time with the legitimately elected authorities in the Baltic countries.
- Now, therefore, be it
- Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that the Government of the Russian Federation should issue a clear and unambiguous statement of admission and condemnation of the illegal occupation and annexation by the Soviet Union from 1940 to 1991 of the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the consequence of which will be a significant increase in good will among the affected peoples and enhanced regional stability.
- RIA Novosti: Иванов назвал "абсурдом" заявления об оккупации СССР Прибалтики То, что говорят, что СССР оккупировал прибалтийские государства — это абсурд и чушь. Нельзя оккупировать то, что тебе принадлежит.
- Communists against creation of Occupation Museum in Ukraine, March 2 2007
- The Moscow Times: Behind Putin's Estonia Complex by Lynn Berry, May 25, 2007
- AFP May 2005: Kremlin denies Soviet 'occupation' of Baltics
- House Concurrent Resolution 128 from 2005, published in Baltic Times July 29 2005–August 23 2005, republished by latvia.no in Resolusjon fra USA’s kongress