Mr. Lakhonin is absolutely correct: The heroic deeds of the Soviet people must not be forgotten (“Why the heroic deeds of the Soviet people must not be forgotten,” Web, Aug. 21). But we must also remember the less-than-heroic deeds of the Soviet government. Some of what Mr. Lakhonin writes is factual, but some of it is incomplete or simply untrue.
Shannan Watts was a smart, ambitious mother of two little girls, Bella and Celeste, and was 15 weeks pregnant with a son, whom she planned to name Nico, when she was strangled to death by her husband on Aug. 13, 2018 in Frederick, Colorado. Chris Watts also smothered his daughters and dumped their bodies in oil tanks at an oil field, and placed his wife's body in a shallow makeshift grave nearby. Not long after the murders, Chris Watts confessed and accepted a plea deal, which resulted in the life sentence he is currently serving in Wisconsin.