May 20, 2009

I Think Russia Holds the World Record...


...for literally rewriting history. Is it just me, or did they also make Stalin thinner in the pic when they airbrushed that dude out?

NY TIMES: President Dmitri A. Medvedev issued a decree on Tuesday ordering “the creation of a presidential commission to counter attempts to harm Russian interests by falsifying history.” Russia says its former allies have forgotten the sacrifices made by the Soviet Union during World War II. But critics see the effort as an attempt to whitewash Russia’s imperial past and the crimes committed under Stalin. Oleg Orlov, a human rights advocate in Moscow, said the commission was an attempt “to halt any objective view of what really happened in Russia’s past.”

Yeah, this ends well.

6 comments:

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

This could mean that our entire blog is about to be erased.

Ern said...

Just the parts that criticize Russia...oh wait...yeah.

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

To be fair, I'd say that we both adore Russia.

(Pop quiz: Here's a first class ticket to Moscow, or a ticket to Paris, which one do you choose?)

...It's the government that earns our scorn.

Ern said...

Anybody with half a brain would pick Moscow. So much more fun. So much more interesting.

L Fabjanska said...

Stalin went to the gym!

BabaYaga said...

That poor guy, now noone will ever believe he met Stalin