Jul 27, 2009

Medvedev's New Speak

It looks like the BBC is finally on to Medvedev's "truth comission" and other efforts to re-write the events of World War II. However, the obligatory quote from Professor of Russian History at Oxford University Robert Service is pure gold:
"...[Medvedev] wants to control history as a means of controlling the present. This is the classic George Orwell scenario."
Apparently, the Kremlin worries that people might start to ask difficult questions about the current government if they can't cherish the "shining, sacred, memory of past victory."

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