Putin assessed the risks of a cynical attitude to the story

Vladimir Putin

Neglect of history leads to the separation of peoples. This was stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the organizing Committee “Victory”. His words on Thursday, April 20, the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.

“We see what are the risks of a cynical attitude to the past as falsification, manipulation of historical facts leads to the separation of countries and peoples, dissociation, emergence of new dividing lines, forming the image of the enemy”, — said the head of state.

On 4 October last year the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky called a total scum those who has questioned the feat of 28 Panfilov — fighters 316th rifle division, who allegedly died in November of 1941, beating out tank attack on Moscow. Medinsky stressed that “even if this story was invented from the beginning to the end, even if it wasn’t., even if there was nothing, is a sacred legend, which is simply impossible to touch.”

Organizing Committee “Victory” when the Center was created “to implement measures aimed at revival and strengthening of patriotism.” He is addressing the problems of veterans of the great Patriotic war and other military actions on the territory of the Soviet Union and beyond. The composition of the Committee shall be approved by the President of Russia.