Ended unexpectedly the forum of interregional cooperation of Russia and Kazakhstan in Astana. After the official program, Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev went to see the film “28 Panfilov”. The two presidents decided to form their own opinion on the film version of the events of 1941 that the former Director of the Ministry called a “myth”.
Interest in the history of the 28 Panfilov, Putin and Nazarbayev showed no accident. As recalled to reporters, Dmitry Peskov, the Panfilov division, who participated in the defense of Moscow, was formed in Almaty and Bishkek, respectively, in its part fought the Russian, Kyrgyz and Kazakhs.
According to the official version, November 16, 1941, at the junction Dubosekovo near Volokolamsk, Panfilov during the four-hour battle destroyed 18 enemy tanks. All 28 people who claimed Soviet historiography, has died. The phrase political leader Kryuchkov: “Great Russia, and nowhere to retreat – behind Moscow!” was included in all history textbooks and became airborne.
However, in 2015, the then Director of state archive Sergey Mironenko called the feat of the Panfilov heroes myth. Later on the Department’s website a report of the chief military Prosecutor’s office, composed in 1948, “28 Panfilov”, in which it was claimed that the soldiers who were dead were alive and the story about the feat appeared to feed one of the war correspondents, and lacked a good cause. Details read in a material “the controversy Erupted about the declassified documents of 28 characters Panfilov.” These materials caused a storm of emotions, not only in Russia but also in Kazakhstan.
The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky urged to stop discussing the historical accuracy of the feat description on what the feat was, and how many people committed it is not so important. “Those who are trying to hurt the legend sly as if scientific calculations – do verbiage,” concluded Medina. Later, the head of Rosarkhiv Mironenko lost his job.
Central state archives of Kazakhstan has also entered into a dispute with Rosarkhiv about the debunking of the myth about the 28 Panfilov. And the Ministry of culture and Ministry of education of the Republic before you draw conclusions promised to study the additional documents and, if necessary, convene a special interagency Commission.
Granddaughter of Ivan Pamfilova Aigul baykadamova, living in Kazakhstan, in turn, said that the war correspondent, which refers to the Ministry and the military Prosecutor’s office, made his confession under threat of arrest.
Dmitry Peskov told journalists: Putin aware of the fact that scientists were debating whether the feat of soldiers “remakes” or, indeed, is based on historical facts. But did not specify which version of the leaning President.