Alexievich, Akunin and Ulitskaya accused the head of the FSB in the rehabilitation of the KGB and the excuse of «state terror»

Members of the Association «Free speech» and joined them, and the writers signed a statement in protest against the statements of the head of the Federal security service of Russia Alexander Bortnikov in an interview to «Rossiyskaya Gazeta». The document was published Colta.ru.

Bortnikov 20 Dec gave an interview to «Rossiyskaya Gazeta» in which he said that we should not «disown the words «security officer» as is «that is, to consign to oblivion the generations of our predecessors». According to him, in the years 1933-1939 Stalinist repression suffered 22 618 security officers. Also the head of the FSB added that «archival materials indicate the presence of the objective side in a large part of criminal cases» in that period.

«Attempts to justify state terror that claimed the lives of millions of innocent citizens of our country, we deem unacceptable. The consequences of this crime are still not fully investigated and have not received a proper legal assessment», – reads the statement of the writers.

Cultural workers consider interview Bortnikov «not only as an expression of his personal views, but primarily as an important stage in the campaign for the rehabilitation activities of the KGB, as the desire to openly display the process of creeping Stalinization at a state level.»

The authors of the statement noted that the approval of the Director of the FSB «go hand-in-hand with the tough pressures in recent years, the guardians of the historical memory», in particular «memorial» and the Museum «Perm-36».

The statement was signed by more than 80 people, particularly writers Svetlana Alexievich, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Boris Akunin (Grigory Chkhartishvili), literary critic Alexander Arkhangelsky, poets Sergey., Lev Rubinstein, the human rights activist Zoya Svetova and others.




Alexievich, Akunin and Ulitskaya accused the head of the FSB in the rehabilitation of the KGB and the excuse of «state terror» 25.12.2017

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