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Dmitry Novikov: “Fighters against the Soviet legacy cover up the revival of fascism”

By demolishing monuments to Soviet soldiers-liberators and spinning the flywheel of hatred for Russia, the West and its satellites cross out the history of the 20th century and again make the anti-fascist struggle relevant. This statement was made by the Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation D.G. Novikov in the program “Time will tell”.

The political talk show of Channel One has partially changed its format. Within its framework, the special project “Time to Remember” began to appear with Alexander Gordon. Its task is to analyze today’s events through the prism of history. In the first issue of the project, the situation in Latvia was touched upon. After thousands of residents of the country carried flowers to the monument to Soviet soldiers for several days, the authorities announced the demolition of the monument. The Latvian Seimas denounced the agreement with Russia on the protection of monuments, and in the near future a procession “for complete liberation from the Soviet legacy” should take place in Riga.

Dmitry Novikov, who was given the floor, welcomed the emergence of a new format within the news broadcast on Channel One. According to him, this is very important for a correct understanding of the events: “It is also very important that we accurately assess such facts as, for example, the existence of the Salaspils death camp in Latvia. Yes, as some program participants say, this camp was established on the initiative of the Nazis, not the Latvians. The Second World War itself and the Great Patriotic War happened because there was German fascism and fascism in Europe. But let’s ask two simple questions. Who freed the prisoners of this camp and stopped this horror? Soviet soldier. If the monument to the soldiers-liberators is demolished, is this being done for some reason? And this is done so that the memory of the Salaspils camp and other monstrous crimes of fascism is erased. Who are the initiators of such political and historical actions after that? This actualizes many issues that seemed closed at the end of the Second World War. The revival of fascism actualizes the need to fight against it.”

Dmitry Georgievich added that the Latvian authorities do not act independently. They cover up their steps with the formula of a “common European choice”. But, he clarified, following the “common European choice” is quite transparently visible readiness to follow the dictates of Washington and its satellites in Europe.

The representative of the Communist Party reacted to the statements made in the studio by political scientist Alexander Sytin. He began to actually justify the policy of the authorities of the Baltic states by the fact that after the liberation from fascism, “there were too many Russian-speaking populations” on their territory. Dmitry Novikov countered this attempt to justify anti-Sovietism and Russophobia. He advised me to remember how this population ended up in the Baltics: “Did he live badly in the same place, but is it better in the Baltics? No, they went there to create an industry. Build factories, plants, infrastructure facilities. So they ended up in the Baltics. Then it is perfectly fair to ask the question now: will you refuse the entire Soviet heritage? Well, refuse, return to the XIX century! What kind of selectivity?

Dmitry Novikov noted that the hatred of these countries towards Russia cannot be justified by some historical claims: “Actually, dislike for someone can result in different things. It’s one thing to weaken someone’s influence if it seems excessively large. So I believe that the United States has an excessive influence on the modern world and it needs to be weakened. But in this case, we are dealing with a phenomenon when they want to destroy Russia and the Russian world entirely. Because otherwise, why do you need Nazism? Why do you need the vibes of what humanity, it would seem, coped with in the middle of the last century? These are two different things. One thing is political, economic, military, diplomatic and any other competition, and quite another thing is a war of annihilation.”

Presenter Alexander Gordon asked how Russia should respond to the hostile attacks of neighboring countries. The studio voiced the opinion that Moscow should try to find a common language with the “world community”. Dmitry Novikov, in turn, drew attention to the danger of substitution of concepts. According to him, beautiful words about the “world community” often cover up the interests of the West exclusively. As the deputy chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation recalled, the world has long been not reduced to colonial empires, the center of which is in Europe: “The world is much wider and more diverse. Most of the world’s population does not live in Europe. And the key issue for us is to find a common language with China, India, Vietnam and other states of Asia, Africa and Latin America. There are the broadest prerequisites for this. If this dialogue is conducted successfully, then, starting with political and diplomatic work at the UN platforms, we will be able to solve many problems.”

As Dmitry Georgievich continued, this does not negate the fact that in some cases it is necessary to talk from a position of strength, since dialogue with Nazism is impossible. The higher Nazism raises its head in Europe, the clearer that these problems are not solved at the negotiating table. “But they precisely because we are facing very serious challenges and clashes, we really need a normal dialogue with the rest of the world,” reminded the guest of the studio.

During the program, current issues of the special operation in Ukraine were also discussed. In recent days, there have been several cases of Ukrainian soldiers being taken prisoner. Contrary to the propaganda clichés of the Western media, they are treated humanely. Presenter Ruslan Ostashko noted that video footage of this shows the whole world who is who in this conflict.

Dmitry Novikov clarified that when we say “the whole world”, we understand that part of humanity that is interested in life and politics in different parts of the world: “And there are many such people. They closely follow the information and are not accustomed to trust officialdom. These shots, which will be “filtered” by the Western media, will be seen by people. They will learn about these events and give not only political, but also human assessments.”

According to the deputy chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, in Western society there is a pronounced division in relation to what is happening around Ukraine and Russia. On the one hand, there is the position of the political beau monde, on the other hand, mass grassroots sentiments, where there is much more sympathy for Moscow. Ordinary people believe that NATO is presumptuous, that the United States allows itself too much, and that a very small number of countries can have their say in this situation, and, most importantly, effectively and, if necessary, with weapons in their hands, defend the principles of a just and equal world. . And it’s worth a lot.

Novikov called it very important that the line of humanism overpowers and wins in the struggle for the not yet liberated parts of the DPR and LPR: “We see wandering dull guys who wanted to seem like heroes to the world. But they were captured. This means that the cause for which they fought is defeated. And this is good news for the whole world, not only for Russia.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, meanwhile, said that Kyiv hopes to save the lives of “Ukrainian heroes” from Azovstal with international help. Commenting on this statement, a representative of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation noted that experts sometimes raise Zelensky too much, trying to come up with big meanings for him in his phrases: “As a politician, he understands that he must react to events. And he reacts the way he does. In this case, Zelensky hopes that somewhere in the West they will hear him again and use his phrases, comments and remarks in order to build their information policy. For him, the main thing is that he does not disappear from this information policy. And then foreign commentators and journalists will say everything that is needed for him. Zelensky understands this well.”

In the West, meanwhile, they do not disdain the cheapest tricks to whitewash Nazi criminals. In the Spanish Wikipedia, for example, they changed the article about the Azov detachment. If earlier it was characterized as an ultra-right group, now it has been given the title of “special operations unit”.

“Information warfare in unscrupulous hands has its strength and its weakness,” said Dmitry Novikov in this regard. “Her strength lies in the fact that for some time you can lie with impunity and represent the heroes of thugs who mock civilians. But there is also a weakness in the information war waged by these dirty hands. It consists in the fact that reality will manifest itself sooner or later. Those who in the Spanish Wikipedia rewrote the article about Azov wanted to whitewash the Azov people and broadcast that it was no longer an ultra-right organization, but a unit for conducting special operations.”

In fact, as Dmitry Novikov emphasized, an act of exposing the entire existing regime took place: “It turned out that any nationalist organizations are no longer voluntary structures in Ukraine. They became part of this fascist state.”

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