Category Archives: News

Attacks on the Memorial Society Continue

On March 9, 2017, Yury Dmitriev, head of the Karelian branch of the International Memorial Society, was additionally charged in the Petrozavodsk City Court (Karelia). As I’ve already written, previously he was charged with child pornography (Article 242.2 of the Russian Criminal Code). Now charges of dissolute acts against a minor (Article 135) and illegal possession of weapons (Article… Read More »

U.S. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Introduces H. Res. 58 Supporting Research into Wallenberg’s Fate

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, has introduced just released House Resolution 58 into the 115 Congress calling on Russia to open their archives to assist Wallenberg researchers to finally settle the question of Raoul Wallenberg’s fate. Ros-Lehtinen, together with Rep. Nina Lowey (D-NY) jointly released a press… Read More »

Russian Foreign Ministry: Jewish Money Elected Donald Trump

Maria Zakhrova, director of Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Ministry’s official representative, displayed blatant Antisemitism in her comments on the U.S. presidential elections. On November 13, 2016, she explained on the Russian TV (Channel 1) talk-show “Sunday Evening” (hosted by Vladimir Soloviev) that the Jews and their money were the decisive factor in the… Read More »

Russians for Trump

Donald Trump’s victory in the US prompted cheers of Russian officials. On November 9, during a plenary session of the Russian Duma (Parliament), Vyacheslav Molotov’s grandson, Vyacheslav Nikonov, known for his nationalist and anti-American statements, addressed to the audience: “Dear friends, dear colleagues, three minutes ago Hillary Clinton acknowledged her defeat in the presidential elections of the United… Read More »

Khinstein Gets a New Job

On October 10, 2016, Aleksandr Khinstein, the editor of General Ivan Serov’s memoir Notes from a Suitcase, gave a short speech on the Russian TV (Channel 1) talk-show Evening with Vladimir Soloviev. He stated that Russia will successfully overcome international sanctions and the threat of “color revolutions”: “[Russian] President [Putin] has signed a law about the National Guard… Read More »

Solzhenitsyn Reviled

On October 11, 2016, which is the 46th anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Literature award received by the Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, primarily for his book The Gulag Archipelago, young activists of the group Revolutionary Communist Youth Union (RKSM) hung a dummy with Solzhenitsyn’s mask on the gates of the GULAG History Museum in Moscow. A sign with… Read More »

Fake Degrees and Propaganda as History

In April 2016, two Russian historians, Drs. Vyacheslav Kozlyakov and Konstantin Yerusalimsky, specialists on the Russian history of the 15th-17th Centuries, and Dr. Ivan Babitsky, an expert in the Latin Renaissance literature who currently is working at Florence University, Italy, sent the Russian Ministry of Education and Science a 21-page-long review of Vladimir Medinsky’s dissertation, accusing him of… Read More »