Why Russians Fear Nazis So Much
They have a lot of good reasons.
There is a giant disconnect between the USA and Russia when it comes to Nazis. I often feel that Americans look at Russians and react with a Seinfeld phrase, “what’s the DEAL with this fear of Nazis?”
What makes this discussion even more problematic is that, in order to understand the Russians’ obsessive fear of Nazis and Nazism, we need to go back to World War II, or what the Russians call “The Great Patriotic War.” This is of course ancient history to Americans.