VLADIVOSTOK, January 30. The media of Poland there is an information war against Russia. This point of view, in the program “Vesti on Saturday” with Sergei Brilev was expressed by the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, commenting on the incident on air of the Polish TV channel TVP, which occurred on January 27 during his visit to Poland in international memory day of Holocaust victims.
During an interview with the Minister on the TV channel TVP presenter Maria Palomar asked him a question about the bas-relief of General Ivan Chernyakhovsky, was dismantled by the authorities of the town of Pieniężno. General “kill the representatives of the Army,” said the host. Medinsky has denied this statement, what Palomar said that the warlord killed her grandfather.
According to Medina, Maria Pshelomets after the transfer has admitted that made up a story about the execution of his grandfather by General Ivan Chernyakhovsky. “When the broadcast ended I asked: “Give me the order of execution of your grandfather, I will come to the grave worship”. She said with a smile: “You know, my grandfather died many years later, somewhere in Siberia, I said that for imagery”.
“So here for imagery to form a view about Russia and Russians in Poland. Sorry,” he said.
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Later, the producer TVP Marek Kunkevich sent to the Embassy of Russia in Poland a letter of apology, which was asked to convey to the Minister.
“I, frankly, don’t attach this much importance. I think this bloated scandal, in fact, which simply illustrates an information war, unfortunately, which is today mass-media of Poland against Russia”, – he told, answering a question of Sergey Brilev about whether a sufficient apology producer program Studio Wschod “human weakness” presenter.
Vladimir Medinsky explained that General Chernyakhovsky was never signed and did not approve the orders for the massacre of Polish officers from the anti-Communist home Army, which was subordinated to the emigrant government of Poland, as many, among them was the father of ex-President of Poland Komorowski, joined the Polish Army. “Not arrested those who wanted to continue the fight against the Nazis. Those who continued to be a partisan in the rear of the red Army, well, it is quite natural that they are at least disarmed and sent to any pow camp. The same thing was done and would have made both the Americans and the British. No army will not allow her in the rear there was organized military unit, they did not obey and they are not controlled,” – said Medinsky.
The Minister stressed that in the storming of Berlin was involved “up to two hundred thousand Polish soldiers with us, under the overall command” and the Kosciuszko division was honored by Georgi Zhukov, who even “liked to give her as an example of courage.”
Medinsky has proposed to erect a monument to Polish soldiers in Borodino
Vladimir Medinsky has proposed its Polish colleagues to establish a memorial to the fallen in the battle of Borodino the Polish soldiers.
“I suggested to the Polish colleagues, saying: “Here you are, at Borodino fought many poles as a part of our army and in the army of Napoleon. In General, fought bravely on both sides. Let’s put a monument on Borodino the Polish soldiers, as well as stands there a monument of the brave French people,” he said.
According to the Minister, to begin the celebration of the anniversary of the battle of Borodino with laying flowers to the monument to the fallen French to honor their memory, noble and right.
Russia ready to talk about the difficult pages of history for the future with Poland
According to the Minister, Russia is ready to talk about difficult pages in Russian-Polish history for the sake of common cultural future.
“We need to turn the page and think about today, and ,most importantly, build a future together. We therefore are willing to invest in (memorials) “Katyn” and “Copper”, – said Medinsky.
“Copper is a village in the Tver region, where there is also a mass grave of executed Polish officers and soldiers, more than “Katyn”, by the way, that our Federal museums. Next year we will start construction there. We don’t even ask for it’s Polish money, we do it ourselves, because we believe that it is our duty to tell about the difficult pages of history, by the way, not only from our side but also with Polish,” he said, remembering the events of the Soviet-Polish war, when a prisoner died, tens of thousands of red Army soldiers.
“This is one another in no respect is not justified”, – said the head of the Ministry of culture.
According to the Minister, at the Memorial complex “Copper” will be organized an exhibition, dedicated to the events of 1919-1921
About the Nazi death camp Sobibor in Poland will make a movie
Medinsky also said that the Ministry of culture initiated the creation of a film about the death camp Sobibor (Poland), in which the only successful major uprisings in Nazi concentration camps, headed by a red Army officer Alexander Pechersky.
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“We started shooting the film about Sobibor,” said the Minister, – the Fund of cinema. The script is already ready. There is a preparatory period”.
The Nazi death camp at Sobibor operated from may 1942 to October 1943. During this time in gas chambers, disguised as shower blocks, was destroyed 250 thousand Jews from Poland and other European countries. Prisoners in the camp were brought by rail, which ended in Sobibor, which helped to preserve the location of this “factory of death” in secret.
The camp ceased to exist after the uprising of prisoners, which was led by the Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. The riot involved about 400 prisoners from 550. They managed to kill several guards and through a minefield to go into the forest. About 80 people were killed during his escape, 170 were discovered by the Germans during the raids and killed and about 100 were issued by the Nazis or killed by collaborators. By the end of the war survived only 53 participants of the uprising.