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Pavel Danilin: MSU professors are destroying the Chechen historical myth

Pavel Danilin: MSU professors are destroying the Chechen historical myth

Pavel Danilin, editor-in-chief of the portal, board member of the Institute for Development Foundation

The shameful situation that we encountered in the Vdovin-Barsenkov case is extremely dangerous for historical science in general, and for every historian in particular, "Pavel Danilin, chief editor of the portal, said during a public hearing in Moscow on the" case of historians "on September 13, a REGNUM correspondent reports News.

Recall that the distribution of the textbook on Soviet history by the authors of the Moscow State University professors Alexander Vdovin and Alexander Barsenkov was suspended after the lawyer Murad Musaev stated that the authors would be sued and the case will be considered in a court in Grozny. According to Musaev, the data provided in the manual that during the war 63% of Chechen conscripts became deserters does not correspond to reality. It is worth noting that the persecution campaign of Vdovin and Barsenkov was initiated by the TV presenter, member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation Nikolai Svanidze.

“I want to remind you of how the dialogue took place, if it can be called that, between a lawyer representing the interests of the Ombudsman under the President of the Chechen Republic and respected professors. The lawyer directly threatened to condemn them and force them to pay huge compensation. the basis of which he made his statements. Musayev asked: "Where do you get the evidence that the deserters were 63%?". He was told that this was the data of the NKVD. In response, the lawyer said: "The data of the NKVD are the data of the" bloody gebni, "they not interested . They are unverified and untruthful, "the expert said.

“It always seemed to me that the anecdote about“ list all victims of the Great Patriotic War by name ”is an anecdote. However, Musaev was threatened that he would require to officially document all the facts of desertion. This is not a joke - the historian demanded to confirm the authenticity of the source which he used, that is, the accuracy of the data of the NKVD and the FSB of Russia. This is a very dangerous situation, "said Danilin.

"This is a challenge and a threat to the entire historical community. First of all, it is necessary to give an answer to this, and not to political insinuations around this case," the political scientist noted.

“The historical myth, which Chechen scientists are now trying to create, has practically no relation to reality. Vdovin and Barsenkov, as well as the data of the NKVD and the FSB used by them, destroy this myth. Because the myth that is being created in Chechnya says: that Chechens have always been in favor of a strong united Russia. This myth is ironically refuted by desertion. That is why Ramzan Kadyrov appealed to the ombudsman, and he, in turn, turned to lawyers, "said Danilin. "It is a pity that there is no trial. In this case, it would be possible to put an end to a similar attitude to historical sources. But no trial takes place, and now we can face a situation where a representative, for example, of Tatarstan, will demand that what is written there about the Tatar-Mongol yoke, since the data on the death of the Russian warriors are not confirmed. This is ridiculous, but this is the reality that we, in fact, have already encountered. And we must give a hard and unequivocal answer to this ", - raised l total Pavel Danilin.
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  1. Of names
    Of names 22 September 2010 20: 20
    Give at least some data, even the NKVD, even the State Emergency Committee. You only have data from Russian chauvinism, which in its own eye does not see a log
  2. kefip
    kefip 20 May 2012 17: 23
    Thank you for the article
  3. vladek64
    vladek64 29 November 2012 17: 03
    Thank you for the article