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Dmitry Novikov: The fight against the falsification of history will always continue

The struggle for truth against the falsification of history will continue forever. Dmitry Novikov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, told reporters about this during the work of the section “The Great Victory in Public Media Discourse” in the church-monument in honor of All Saints and in memory of the victims who served to save our Fatherland, in the fields international parliamentary conference on the topic “Historical Memory: Great Victory won by unity”, BelTA has learned.

“Nothing happens at the gene level. The power of propaganda is very great, and we see how people not only in Lvov, where you can refer to Bandera’s genetic memory, but also in Kharkov, Kyiv, Dnepropetrovsk, have become under Bandera’s banners. Therefore, it is impossible to rely only on genes. The struggle always continues around honest assessments of history, the struggle for truth and against falsification. That is why this conference is so important. Many things cannot be left to chance,” said Dmitry Novikov.

The international parliamentary conference started today and will be held in a two-day format. Delegations of parliaments from the countries – the former republics of the USSR, representatives of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member States, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Parliamentary Assembly of Belarus and Russia, government bodies, scientific and expert communities are invited to participate.

The work of 5 thematic sections of the forum was organized. In the evening, the participants of the international parliamentary conference at the state memorial complex “Khatyn” will take part in a prayer-requiem in memory of the victims of the genocide “The people’s path will not overgrow.” On June 15, a plenary session “Historical Memory: Great Victory won by unity” will take place. Also on this day, the final resolution of the conference will be adopted.

The objectives of the conference are to unite the efforts of the international community to protect historical memory, exchange experience in the field of legislative regulation of the issues of preventing the rehabilitation of Nazism, the glorification of Nazi criminals and their accomplices, strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation in the CIS to counter the falsification of historical truth and memory of the events of World War II and the Great Patriotic wars.

“If we are counting on victory in the fight against historical falsifications, first of all we need to win at home. If everything was fine here, we would not sometimes see textbooks with very strange conclusions on the shelves of bookstores in Moscow, or where according to Stalingrad “the battle will only have 4 pages, half of which are illustrations, and everything else that is written raises serious doubts. To win any information war, you must first win at home. And we can definitely do this,” added Dmitry Novikov.

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