The people’s Assembly of Ingushetia adopted in the first reading the bill forbidding to perpetuate the memory of Joseph Stalin in the Republic. On Wednesday, February 22, reports “Interfax-South” with reference to the press service of the Parliament of the region.
“The draft law envisages a ban on the commemoration of Joseph Stalin, who was subjected to mass repression of entire peoples, including the Ingush people”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
We are talking about the introduction of a ban on installation of monuments to Stalin, it busts, and also assigning his name to streets and settlements. In addition, the document recognizes the illegal public justification “the main organizer of the repression” and the portraits of the President of the Council of Ministers of the USSR in public places with the purpose of the exaltation of his person, said to “Interfax-South”.
On 10 January the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov called Stalin’s deportation to Kazakhstan and Central Asia one of the most tragic pages in the history of the Republic. “Joseph Stalin summed up the Chechen and other peoples to the brink. If he was forever cursed!” he said.
The mass deportation of the Chechen and Ingush peoples was made by Stalin on 23 February 1944. This day was deported to Kazakhstan and Central Asia bole 91 thousand Ingush. Besides the Chechens and Ingush deported were subjected to other peoples, including the Kalmyks, Karachai and Balkars, only representatives of more than 60 nationalities — about 3.5 million people.