Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Russia moves to criminalize criticism of Stalin

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has announced his plans to criminalize historical “revisionism.”

Specifically, Medvedev wants to make “questioning the Soviet victory in World War II”  a criminal offense; he also appointed a commission to work toward “counteracting attempts to falsify history that are to the detriment of the interests of Russia.”

In NewsweekStalin's Children author Owen Matthews explains:
Russia’s schoolchildren are being indoctrinated with the greatness of Stalin and stories of how the Red Army was welcomed as liberators by the peoples of Eastern Europe.

 Both Putin and Medvedev seek to create a new, great Russia, and to that end, they believe it needs a great history, unsullied with mass murder and secret alliances with Hitler.
Of course, here in America and throughout the West, academics and media elites have been engaged in much the same process for years — voluntarily.

The rest here.

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