Republican people’s Assembly of Ingushetia adopted in the first reading the law “On the prohibition on the territory of the Republic of Ingushetia of perpetuating the memory of Stalin”, reports TASS. According to the Agency, the deputies of the regional Parliament unanimously supported the law.
Chairman of the National Assembly Zelimkhan Yevloyev said that the adopted on the eve of the 73rd anniversary of the deportation of the Ingush people, the law prohibits the installation of any monuments to Stalin, the appropriation of his name cities, villages and streets, as well as placement in public places and administrative offices such images of Stalin that could be perceived as “public justification of, approval of its activities.” Other ways to publicly justify and approve of Stalin’s actions is also prohibited.
“Blasphemous to do a hero, to erect a monument to the man who had inflicted the deportation of dozens of people, the tyrant, in which he was shot and sent to prison tens of thousands of intellectuals and the military,” — said the Chairman of the Committee on local government, national politics Maryam amrieva (quoted by TASS).
23 February 1944 on the territory of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR began the operation, in which, according to official data, in Central Asia and Kazakhstan have been deported about half a million of Chechens and Ingush. To return the deportees could only once in July 1956, the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR “On lifting restrictions on spezperesselenzy with Chechens, Ingush, Karachay and members of their families.”
In mid-February 2017 was published poll by the Levada center, according to which “admiration”, “respect” or “sympathy” to refer to Stalin 46% of Russians. According to sociologists, the level of approval of Stalin reached a maximum of 16 years.