The introduction of administrative penalties for the denial of the events of the October revolution of 1917 is an excessive measure, said the Deputy of the state Duma from the Communist party Yuri sinelschikov. This opinion was expressed to RIA Novosti on Friday, January 20.
“I, of course, cause horror are those people who deny it. But it seems to me that this is not something for which it is necessary to establish criminal liability, even administrative. (…) Here, this will be called the forced indoctrination,” said the MP. He also noted that he did not quite understand the danger of such statements.
In his opinion, a distortion of history must be combated, developing the science of history. Then, says Shiyan, fewer people will deny such events as the storming of the Winter Palace and shot him on the cruiser “Aurora”.
Earlier on Friday the party “Communists of Russia” proposed to introduce administrative liability for “denial of historical facts and distortion of the nature of the events” associated with the October revolution. The Chairman of the party Maxim suraykin believes that it can not be called a coup d’etat, as do some politicians. Their proposals, “Communists of Russia” has sent to the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.
On 20 December Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on preparations for the events dedicated to the centennial of the revolution.
The October revolution (the Great October socialist revolution or Bolshevik revolution) is one of the largest political events of the twentieth century, occurred in Russia in October (new style — November) 1917.