Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Nonpartisan

Russian leaders want to protect Russian history from negative portrayals

See also

Russian leaders are concerned there have been growing initiatives to portray Russian history in an incorrect negative light. This has lead to a consideration among some Russian legislators of supporting a law which would protect Russian history from negative portrayals, reported USA Today on Feb. 16, 2014. Alexei Pushkov, who heads the State Duma Foreign Policy Committee, has said to Russian news media, "Our history and our point of view on historical events" is being deliberately distorted in Russia and abroad."

Pushkov has taken the position that at a time when EU countries are passing laws protecting a certain point of view of history, perhaps it's time for Russia to think about legislation that will protect Russian history and Russia's point of view on historical events. Pushkov's statements are being seen as the latest in a series of patriotic rhetoric which has been coming from Russian leaders calling for more positive representation of Russia's history.

The Kremlin, under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, has portrayed Russia as being under ideological attack, reports The Washington Post on Feb. 15, 2014. The Kremlin says the West has been trying to impose a different and alien value system on the Russian people. This has lead up to the suggestion by Pushkov that Russia pass a bill which criminalizes what he has characterized as misinterpretations of Russian history.

Russia does clearly deserve credit for helping to crush the Nazis in World War 11. Without the extreme sacrifices of the Russians in the war against the Nazis it is likely tens of millions of Russians, Europeans, Americans and others worldwide would have perished in Nazi concentration camps and the map of the world would not be what it is today.

MandelNews.com

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!