The information security doctrine, approved on Tuesday a decree of President Vladimir Putin, creates threat to historians and specialists who have an alternative view on different historical facts, said press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
“No, not creates. On the contrary, historical research, work in the archives is a work of great importance”, — he said (quoted by “Interfax”) in response to the question, does the doctrine of a threat to professionals who have an alternative view on historical facts, in particular, documents about the neutralization of information and psychological influence aimed at undermining the historical bases and Patriotic traditions concerning the defense of the Fatherland.
At the same time, a Kremlin spokesman stressed that “it is undeniable that we are faced with actions and can say, with purposeful line, which is aimed at distortion of historical facts, misrepresentation, manipulation of historical facts in order to exert ideological pressure on Russia.”
“It’s no secret, this we must resist. But this does not exclude, of course, research pluralism, and can not excluded”, — said Peskov.
Earlier Tuesday, a new information security doctrine approved by presidential decree and entered into force. The previous doctrine, adopted in September 2000, is revoked. The current version was prepared by the Russian security Council.