The Deputy Sidyakin has asked the General Prosecutor to check out the “Russian service BBC” on extremism
In the State Duma of the Russian Federation suspected “Russian service BBC” of extremism. Check out the radio station was asked by the Deputy from “United Russia” Alexander Sidyakin. He has sent a request to the Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, and published a copy in his Twitter. The radio station has already apologized for the incident.
As follows from the document, the occasion was the placement in the official Twitter-account of the radio station of the post with the picture of the monument to soldier-liberator in Berlin’s Treptow Park, accompanied by the words: “In Germany, this memorial is sometimes called “the tomb of the unknown rapist”, but why?”.
“BBC Russian service” has already apologized for the tweet and deleted it. As explained in the editorial, the publication “does not meet standards”.
We deleted the post on Twitter and the caption to the picture as offensive and not standards-bi-Bi-si. We sincerely apologize
— looking (at looking) 25 September 2015
The article, which was announced in social networks “Russian service of BBC”, dedicated to the release in Russia of the diary of an officer of the Soviet Army Vladimir Gelfand. Journalists understood the history of the Second world war. In the article, specifically says that the Soviet soldiers on the way to Berlin raped women. Information about group rape are in the military diary. The article States that mistreated prisoners by the Germans not only Soviet, but also American soldiers.
The publication was criticized by other Russian deputies. Thus, the head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs Leonid Slutsky wrote in Twitterthat the BBC publication “requires a legal assessment”. “For too long remained without consequences systematic campaign to denigrate our history,” he said.
In an interview with RIA “Novosti” the head of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya called BBC article “reputation failure.” She named the Soviet soldiers “liberating conscience and historical truth,” but has not commented on the information about the alleged rape.
Note that information about violence against German women there are in the memoirs of the Soviet military, which was published in the book by Belarusian writer-Director Svetlana Aleksievich “At war not a woman’s face”.
“To our… To our battalion commander came five German girls. They cried… the Gynecologist examined: they – wounds. The wounds and lacerations. All cowards in the blood… Them all night, raped. The soldiers stood in line…”, – told the writer Sergeant Ratkin.
British historian Anthony Beevor arguesthat at the beginning of 1945 soldiers of the Soviet army in Germany was raped two million German women.
Chief editor of the magazine “New literary review” Irina Prokhorov in the comment “Russian news service” called the incident an attack on freedom of speech of journalists. “Creates a hysterical environment that blocks any attempt of a dialogue and discussion of problems,” she complained.
The Russian authorities are extremely anxious attitude to the monuments dedicated to soldiers of the great Patriotic war. After the demolition in Poland, the monument to Soviet and Polish soldiers Moscow has called the developments “the war monuments” and threatened “very negative consequences”. The government also described as “blasphemy” adopted in Ukraine, the law on the recognition of the Communist regime criminal.