According to the head of the Russian delegation at the talks with Ukraine, the memory of the Great Patriotic War keeps “from a big war.” He called the truth the main weapon in countering the Western attacks on history “Medinsky said that we must not invent anything and tell the truth” />
Assistant to the President of Russia, head of the Russian delegation at the talks with Ukraine Vladimir Medinsky believes that the main weapon of Russia and Belarus in countering Western attacks on historical memory and monuments to the heroes-liberators should be the truth. He stated this in an interview with the Belarusian state television channel ONT.
“We know what a big war is, not from stories, not from movies. We saw it ourselves. We do not need to agitate for the preservation of historical memory, we do not need to invent anything, to hide anything. We just need to tell the truth, & mdash; Medinsky is convinced.
According to him, the memory of the Great Patriotic War keeps “from a big war,” which is “unthinkable and impossible.” Russia wants peace “more than anyone,” he says. “Certainly more than the Americans, who last saw a war in their country during the war of the North and South, a hundred and fifty years ago,” — added the assistant.
Last summer, President Vladimir Putin signed a law prohibiting public identification of the goals and ideas of the USSR and Nazi Germany in World War II.
In April This year, the authorities provided for punishment for violating the ban: for citizens, a fine of 1,000 to 2,000 rubles. or arrest for up to 15 days; for officials, a fine of 2 thousand to 4 thousand rubles, and for legal & mdash; from 10 thousand to 50 thousand rubles. For a repeated violation, citizens will be fined 2.5 & ndash; 5 thousand rubles, officials— for 5 & ndash; 20 thousand rubles, legal entities— for 50–100 thousand rubles.
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