21.05. 2010 WORLD WAR II – UNDONE CONCLUSIONS

The conference deals with the consequences of the recent history on today's and tomorrow's policymaking, and the understanding of the European common heritage.  


Office of the MEP Tunne Kelam, Baltic Russian Research Centre, 

University of Tartu and Pro Patria Training Centre present: 

WORLD WAR II – UNDONE CONCLUSIONS

 Friday, 21 May 2010, 11:00-16:30 

National Library of Estonia (2 Tõnismägi Str, Tallinn)  

  
  Short introduction of the speakers 

  
   Opening of the conference
   Tunne KELAM, historian, MEP Estonia                                 
   Listen to the speech (mp3) - in Estonian
  

   SESSION 1 - THE ANATOMY OF A CATASTROPHE 
   Chaired by Tunne KELAM 


   PhD Mart LAAR, MP, historian, Estonia: 
   Hitler, Stalin and the start of the World War II - 1939-1941
   Listen to the speech (mp3) - in Estonian


   Mark SOLONIN, historian and publicist on the history of  
   World War II, Russia: 
   Stalin' War Plans and Red Army's Collapse in the  
   Summer of 1941

   Listen to the speech (mp3) - in Russian



   Misha SHAULI, retired police colonel, Israel:
   Stalin’s WW II plans: lectured in Moscow, leaked in  
   Prague, ignored in Washington

   Listen to the speech (mp3) + slides - in English 

     


   PhD Richard RAACK, Professor of history emeritus, USA:       
   What is to be done? Piling up evidence for Stalin's War
   Plan

   Listen to the speech (mp3) - in English

 

  
  
  
   SESSION 2 -  EQUALISATION OF STALIN AND HITLER  
   Chaired by Mart HELME, Ambassador, historian

  
   PhD Nikita PETROV
, historian, Russia: 
   Stalinism and Sovietization 1945–1953
   Listen to the speech part 1 and part 2 (mp3) - in Russian        
       
 

     
   PhD Jaak VALGE
, historian, University of Tartu, Estonia:  
   The world today and between the two wars
   Listen to the speech (mp3) + read the text - in Estonian 



     
   PhD Ivo SAMSON
, historian and political scientist, Head   
   of the International Security Program Research Centre of 
   the Slovak Foreign Policy Association: 
   Myths and Reality about the Soviet Role in the  
   Liberation of the Former Czechoslovakia

   Listen to the speech (mp3) - in English



  
Victor SUVOROV, former Soviet and now British writer  
   and publicist, Great Britain:
  
Co-defendants: Stalin and Hitler (via skype)
   Listen to the speech part 1 and part 2 (mp3) - in Russian 

   



   PhD Matush KORBA
, political scientist, Slovakia: 
   Reactions of the elite in both New and Old Europe to
   the attempts to review Soviet myths

   Listen to the speech (mp3) + thesis - in Russian

     
        
   Conclusions
 by Tunne Kelam. Listen to the recording (mp3) - in Estonian