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Listen up, laddie. Scottish Alan, in England, surfing in.
What the troops here are trying to say to you is, I would suggest, to try to be a bit less patriotic and rhetoric - focussed and to reinforce your desire for balanced coverage of Red Army / Russian military achievements with, if you like, balanced language and a more tolerant tone?
Who, you might be asking, am I to 'intefere' in this discussion? And is this an 'attack' on you as a person?
Firstly, I 'know' you only from what I have read here in these Forums, so this is not an 'attack'. It is, though, well-meant Old Timer advice.
I can claim to speak, with some authority, as an experienced researcher who has, for many years past, researched the operations of and political backgrounds to the achievements and losses of both the Wehrmacht and the Red Army.
One such credential is that I recently had an article (of several pages in length) published, in translation, by 'Military Historical Archive', an official journal sponsored by the Russian Ministry of Defence. I also have excellent relations with the Moscow-based Association of Former POWs.
In the mid - 1990's, as a freelance journalist here in the UK, I interviewed the then Russian Ambassador to Great Britain. I have twice visited your beautiful country, including Moscow, keep in touch with Russian associates, though my spoken Russian is now very much in need of upgrading, and have, here in Britain and in Russia, met many Russians from all walks of life. In the 1980's, I studied your country's language and literature.
On the flip side, I have several times been to Germany, have German relatives and am well known across several Web Forums as a researcher who is also interested in the German Armed Forces, especially, but not exclusively, during the Weimar and Nazi eras.
As First Vice-President of http://www.dpcamps.org
, my 'boss' there is California-based Olga Kaczmar, I am second-in-command of the world's largest independent website devoted to searches for information about Displaced Persons, Refugees, Political Prisoners and POWs, plus their places of detention and internment, of the WWII and early - Cold War eras....
In this capacity, I have helped people of various nationalities, including the relatives of German soldiers and former Soviet citizens, with searches for imformation about loved ones up to 1945 and on both sides of the former Iron Curtain.
Meantime, and this is offered with kindness and sincerity....
Feldgrau, as its name suggests, IS, primarily, a website whose Forums are devoted to study and discussion of German society, culture, government and military affairs in the period 1918 - 1945......It is not, much as knowledge of these matters might enhance Feldgrau's overall raison d'etre, a website for the study of operations, victorious or otherwise, of the Russian / Red Army.
Given time, patience, the availability of funding and the necessary labour of Members, Supporters and Patrons able and ready to assume the responsibility, Jason, who knows, might someday be able to expand the Website sufficiently to embrace a separate section for more detailed study of the Red Army's operations against the Wehrmacht? He might not..
ALL WE CAN DO IS TRY TO BE AS TOLERANT AS POSSIBLE OF OUR INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE VIEWS WHILE ENSURING THAT SUCH VIEWS DON'T SPILL OVER TOO MUCH INTO GENERAL DEBATE OR STUDY OF THE ERAS AND EVENTS UNDER DISCUSSION. NONE OF US - ALL TROOPS TAKE HEED - ARE EXEMPT FROM THAT REQUIREMENT FOR FELDGRAU MEMBERSHIP. NO MATTER WHO UTTERS THEM, 'BUZZ' WORDS LIKE 'NAZI' AND 'COMMUNIST' ARE GUARANTEED TO INFLAME OTHERS' MOODS AND TO PROVOKE NEEDLESS FALLING-OUTS.
Also, fair comment, I do believe that if you can make greater allowances for the reality of Feldgrau's stated remit, there are several individuals in this global 'family' of Feldgrauers who would be willing to help you to work towards achieving at least some degree of more in-depth coverage of Soviet operations.
Take care and feel free to PM or e-mail me.