The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky in an extremely rigid form said about skeptics, questioning the story of the 28 Panfilov, which was filmed in the new film directed by Andrei Salope. However, he said that this story is “Holy legend” regardless of that, this story is true or not, reports the Agency “Interfax”.

“My deepest conviction is that even if this story was invented from the beginning to the end, even if it wasn’t., even if there was nothing is a sacred legend, which just shouldn’t be touched. And the people that do, the filth washed-up,” announced the Minister.

Medina added that no one will ever know how many were guardsmen, and it makes no sense. “Their bravery is symbolic and is in the same series of feats like the 300 Spartans” – compare the head of Department.

Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the head of state together with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev took the decision to complete a joint program in Astana the film “28 Panfilov” directed by Andrei Salope.

The press Secretary of the President explained the decision of the presidents, including the uniqueness of the film, the bulk of the funds which were gathered through crowdfunding with the participation of several tens of thousands of people. Approximately a third of the budget of the film was the funds allocated by the ministries of culture of Russia and Kazakhstan.

“You know that story about Panfilov subsequently been questioned. There were different historical hypothesis as true. So this picture, from the point of view of historical truth, is of particular importance,” – said Peskov.

The question is, does Vladimir Putin about the version according to which the feat of the Panfilov heroes was invented by the newspaper “Red star”, Peskov said that “indeed, scientists were asking was whether this version of what is called “remakes” or it really was based on some historical facts.”

“In this case I can only refer to the words of our Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, who is a supporter of the fact that the version presented in the film, the closest thing to what really took place in history,” – said Peskov.

Panfilovtsy – fighters 316th rifle division, participated in 1941 in the defense of Moscow. The most famous was 28 people. According to a widely accepted version, when the enemy’s advance on Moscow, they made a feat during a four-hour battle destroyed 18 enemy tanks. They all died. The phrase “Great Russia, and nowhere to retreat!”, prior to death allegedly said the political instructor Klochkov, was included in the Soviet school and University history textbooks.

About the deeds of heroes first reported by the newspaper “Red star” 1941 essay war correspondent Koroteeva. The article said that all the soldiers died. Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 21, 1942 all 28 guards listed in the essay, was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

In 1997 in the journal “New world” was published article “a New Soviet heroes”, in which it was alleged that on may 10, 1948 the official version of the feat was examined by the Chief military Prosecutor’s office of the USSR recognized literary fiction. According to the Director of the State archive of Russia, Professor Sergey Mironenko, “28 Panfilov heroes, is one of the myths”.



Medinsky called “fucking scum” critics of the film “28 Panfilov” 04.10.2016

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