"...Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria were allies of Germany and were at war with the USSR. Therefore, when the Red Army entered these countries, the Soviet government made a standard statement about the goals of the entry of Soviet troops into these countries, and the front command issued an appeal to the population of these countries. In these statements and appeals it was said that the arrival of the Red Army was caused by military necessity, the main goal was the pursuit and defeat of the German and allied troops. It was also emphasized that the Soviet Union does not set as its goal the acquisition of territories, changes in the social or political system.
The issue of property of the population was specifically discussed. The first such appeal of the Military Council of the 2nd Ukrainian Front to the population of Romania on April 14, 1944 stated: “The private property of citizens remains inviolable and is protected by the Soviet military authorities. All local authorities and civil self-government that existed before the arrival of the Red Army are preserved ”. Subsequently, this item relating to property was repeated in all, without exception, appeals issued by the military councils of the fronts in connection with the entry into the territory of one or another European state, allied Germany.
It is not surprising that in all the articles and books of the revisionists, who painted the alleged “general plunder” by the Red Army in European countries in every way, not a single word about these documents is mentioned, even the fact of their existence is not mentioned. This little silence makes life much easier for them. Otherwise, they would have had to invent complex and shaky theories that the Red Army didn’t obey the command and did not execute these orders.
So, the statements of the Soviet government and the Soviet command do not leave the slightest doubt that the Red Army pursued in Europe only the goals of defeating the German troops and their allies, forcing them to unconditional surrender. She did not have any occupation goals, which was announced immediately after the troops crossed the border. The Red Army did not liquidate the bodies of local government and local self-government; the power of the military commandant's offices was extended only to Soviet servicemen. This was a striking difference from the Nazi order, which was clearly occupying and in which the military command was in charge of everything, the life and death of the population of the occupied territory, robbed him at his discretion..."