A chance to unite or have old wounds spoiled the party? BBC It's interesting to note that nations who's records were pretty shocking regards the Holocaust, such as Estonia, Lithunania and Poland are the most vocal here. No-one enjoyed Soviet rule (including most Russians) so why only these making so much noise. An attempt to divert attention away from their own current activities (all three have poor, post Soviet, records regards ethnic minorities) as well as past crimes? I wonder. I also think Mr Bush was a little unwise in defending their stance with his speech the other day. Does no-one advise him of what countries are up to in private? It can only lead to tension with Russia when such things happen in public. He can say what he likes (with my blessing) to Putin when they're out of the spotlight.