“They are trying to intimidate our historical memory and hinder our understanding of the tragedies of the past.”

posted 20 Oct 2011, 03:21 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 20 Oct 2011, 03:22 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 19/10/11 


Arseny Roginsky, historian and chair of the board of the International Memorial Society: “This puts at risk the full rehabilitation of the peasants who suffered from collectivisation, and of the repressed ethnic groups. Those who initiated the criminal case against Suprun and Dudarev are threatening not only historians, they are trying to intimidate our historical memory and hinder our understanding of the tragedies of the past.” 

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The October district court in Arkhangelsk has begun hearing the criminal case against the historian Mikhail Suprun and the former head of the Information Centre of the region’s police department, Aleksandr Dudarev. [Read more]
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