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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Historians have agreed not to falsify Russian history


About the first meeting of the International Commission on the development of objective approaches to the evaluation of historical facts on 3 June told journalists scientific Director of the Institute of General history, RAS, academician Alexander Chubarian.


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Alexander Chubaryan.

Scientists gathered in Moscow and aimed at objective coverage of the history, represented countries from India to the USA and back. There were, of course, and the Europeans, and, unexpectedly, even the Ukrainians — their country was represented by the academician Tolochko. However, the unexpected, though pleasant, did not end there.

— All said that in recent years there are many historical speculations and dilettantism, — said Chubaryan. — Therefore decided to launch a joint research project “Memory of history”.

Thus, in fact, he said, “resumed cooperation in the humanitarian field: at the meeting of the Commission stated that the culture, science and education above sanctions, and the scientific and educational community is ready to cooperate with Russia.” Even in the speech Tolochko, said Chubaryan “MK”, stated that “history should not divide the people”, and “manipulation of facts is invalid”. And the whole “Ukrainian professional historians (unlike politicians) do not really participate in the revision of history,” he said.

In the centre of the new international Commission will be based on the study of the history of Russia. In the first place — such complex problems as: the Russian revolution of the twentieth century; the Civil war; a look at the image of Russia from ancient times to the present day. Of particular interest is the study of prejudice in the West against our country, which is expected to track from opus de Custine in the Middle ages to his contemporary followers.

Of course, disagreements with foreign historians is inevitable. But if you look closely, the scientific consensus on many issues and is not observed among the Russian scientists, made it clear Chubaryan: “Now we make a new concept of teaching in the school of social science. And on all major issues is most acute controversy!”

But a unified international scientific community gathered in Moscow on the eve, was another: “we Must fight to avoid a distorted image of Russia”, — stated the main idea of the representative of the delegation of historians from Austria.

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