The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova called appropriate the appearance of a memorial plaque to Soviet leader Joseph Stalin at the Moscow state law Academy. Kutafin (MSAL). Such a statement she made in Moscow after a meeting with the chief Ombudsman of Turkey Serafim Malachim.

“The same Board we have in the Ministry of foreign Affairs in the hall. It is appropriate and in MSLA, because future lawyers reminds how important it is to respect the law and not to slip to the repression,” explained Moskalkova (quoted by TASS).

Simultaneously, on 5 July, the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) has published the results of a pollaccording to which more than 90% of Russians know the concept of “Stalinist repression”, while 43% of them believe that this repression was a necessary measure that allowed Stalin to maintain order in society and in the country.

43% of Russians heard about the repressions justify their

Sociological studies show that in recent years significantly decreased the number of Russians who consider Stalin’s repressions as a crime and more of those who are inclined to justify human sacrifices made in the Stalin era high results.

At the same time, many politicians, officials and MPs became positively respond about Joseph Stalin and his methods of government, and in the Russian cities there are more monuments to the “father of all peoples”.

The head of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov called on the rector of the Moscow state law Academy Viktor Blazheev to dismantle a memorial plaque to Stalin. “The Council expresses the hope that the leadership of MSLA will promptly correct made a mistake, perceived a considerable number of people as an attempt destalinization and therefore causing a violent public response,” said Fedotov.

On 28 June it became known that in connection with the installation of a memorial plaque to Stalin in MSLA members of the Department of constitutional and administrative law at the Higher school of Economics (HSE) saidthey would not participate in the research activities of the University.

The day before Vice President of Federal chamber of lawyers Henry Reznik has announced his withdrawal from among professors of law in connection with this plaque. Resnick said that he resented the appearance of this plate is in law school, because “Stalin is Antipova”. In a press-service of the University, in turn, said that the departure of the butcher “will not affect the educational process, as it held rates of 0.1 professors”.

Marble plate with emboss are installed in the corridor of the Moscow state law Academy, on the wall of the Central audience. The inscription on the plaque reads: “Here was in June 1924, after the XIII Congress of the RCP Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.” The Academy explained that a plaque dedicated to the speech of Stalin in 1924 in the building of the Moscow state law Academy, hung in accordance with the resolution of Council of Ministers of the RSFSR of August 30, 1960 N1327 “On further improvement of protection of cultural monuments in the RSFSR”.

Moskalkova has justified the installation of the Board to Stalin in MSLA: it is important to respect the law and not to slip to repression 05.07.2017

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