View Full Version : Commission to Guard Against False History

20-05-2009, 02:25
From the Moscow Times, Issue 4149, May 20, 2009:

"Medvedev's chief of staff, Sergei Naryshkin, is to head the 28-member commission, which is charged with collecting and analyzing information about attempts to diminish Russia's prestige by falsifying history, according to the decree signed by Medvedev last week and published Tuesday."

Didn't Goebbels institute a similar commission? I doubt it accomplised much more than convince young German schoolboys like Joseph Alois Ratzinger, aka, Benedict XVI, of the glories of the Fatherland.

Do any academics out there think this commission will have any wide credibility? I thought histories were written by academics, not government commissions?

I'd be grateful if someone can tell me this new initiative isn't as ominous as it sounds; it gives a whole new meaning to "trying to rewrite history."