The Russian ambassador in Bucharest, Oleg Malginov expressed his hope Thursday, at the launching event of a book on the Romanian prisoners of war in the USSR, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the common history of both countries will act in view of improving the relations between Romania and Russia. “History is very difficult, we must be objective and here, today, there is a very careful attitude toward these matters and I think this will help us make progress in developing our relations. (…) History works in different ways. It may work to the benefit of bilateral relations, it can act against them. I hope that, together, we will try to approach historic matters so they work for improving our relations,” Oleg Malginov said, quoted by Mediafax.
In his turn, the minister of Foreign Affairs, Titus Corlatean mentioned that this is “the first book that includes archive documents for a historic moment that is very important, very sensitive for Romania, for our historic past, a moment that was possible through much work and through the cooperation between Romania and Russia.”