The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky wrote an article in “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, which proves the existence of the feat of 28 Panfilov. In his opinion, all the speculation around this “brand” questioning “the meaning of the sacrificial struggle of the Soviet people for their country”.
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In his article, Medina refers to the essay “On the 28 fallen heroes” in the newspaper “Red star”, which first told the story of Panfilov.
According to him, the fall and winter of 1941, the Soviet frontline correspondents worked “not in the trendy open space with a Cup of cappuccino and the Internet, and in the midst of a bloody mess”, so they are passed to the editor current information, which undertook “not from the ceiling, and from reports, fragments of reports”.
The head of the Ministry of culture quoted the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) Zhdanov, Andrei, and also the testimonies of other people who believed this feat real. While Medina mentions the data of the investigation of the Main military procuracy of the USSR from 1948, which recognized the story of Panfilov fiction.
The Minister comes to the conclusion that the battle at the junction Dubosekovo, which was stopped a tank column the enemy was still. As for the modern side feat guardsmen, they are driven by “shrewdness,” says Medina.
“Proving the inconsistency of history 28, and feat Zoe Kosmodemyanskaya, Alexander Matrosov, Nikolai Gastello, it is possible to question not only our propaganda during the great Patriotic war, but the whole point of the sacrificial struggle of the Soviet people for their country,” warns the official.
Previously, Medina was called “fucking scum” those people who are questioning the authenticity of the feat of the Panfilov. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has supported the Minister, explaining his harsh remarks by a desire to defend the “historical truth”. A Kremlin spokesman also said that the Minister “rich Russian language”.