Spat between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin over German treasure

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  1. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Spat between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin over German treasure

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin who are in a dispute over prehistoric German treasure looted by Soviet troops at the end of the Second World War Photo: AP

    Source: Spat between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin over German treasure - Telegraph
     
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    This is slightly hypocritical on Germany's part since the Nazis themselves looted and pillaged most of the territories they invaded. Plus, the Soviet actions can be justified as acquiring spoils of war.

    Though, Britain takes the cake when it comes to systematically siphoning off a country's wealth and not having an iota of shame about it even after 7 decades :-D.
     
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    you may claim money as spoils of war but never things of historical significance to the enemy from them
     
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