The Moscow city court rejected the complaint by Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, grandson of Josef Stalin, the investigators ‘ failure to initiate a criminal case on the rehabilitation of Nazism against the new Russian history textbook for the 10th class in which it is alleged that the execution of Polish officers in Katyn was committed on the direct orders of the Politburo of the CPSU(b), reports TASS.

“The decision of Ostankinsky district court from September 30 refusal to accept the application Yevgeny Dzhugashvili to the investigating authorities about the crime under article 354.1 criminal code (“Rehabilitation of Nazism”) to leave without change, the appeal complaint of protection without satisfaction”, – announced the decision of the judge.

Earlier, Stalin’s grandson has written the application in investigating bodies with the complaint to the information published in the textbook “History of Russia: XX – early XXI century. Class 10″, released by Moscow publishing house “bustard” this year.

“Textbook authors deny the fact of guilt of the soldiers of Nazi Germany in the mass murder of 11 thousand Polish officers, prisoners of war in the Katyn forest near Smolensk. They also deny the fact of personal guilt in the organization of this particularly heinous war crime of Hermann Goering and Alfred Jodl,” said Dzhugashvili’s lawyer.

According to the lawyer, the authors of the textbook spread false information about that execution in the Katyn forest were committed by the decision of the Politburo of the CPSU(b), and their opinion “based on fake documents.”

The Prosecutor did not agree with arguments of the appeal complaint of the claimant. “Significant violations in the course of consideration of the complaint in the court of first instance is not seen”, she said.

Previously the grandson of Stalin demanded compensation for defamation after the release of the material in “Novaya Gazeta”. The author of the article “Beria is recognized as Guilty”, the former investigator of the Main military Prosecutor, and nowadays lawyer Anatoly Yablokov called the Soviet leader “bloody Ogre”, and also pointed out that Stalin personally responsible for the execution of Polish prisoners in Katyn.

The grandson of Stalin demanded that the newspaper refute the information, and asked to pay him 10 million rubles compensation for damage to the honour, dignity and reputation. However, the ECHR decided that the Yablokov expressed his personal opinion, and indicated that Stalin’s actions are open “for public consideration and criticism.”

Dzhugashvili said that, outraged by the decision of the ECHR. “Nowadays it is difficult to find common sense in anything that is said about Stalin, as our society has issued a General order. It States that all must blame Stalin”, he added. The grandson of Soviet leader said that “actually, in Katyn was not a penalty, which would have made Russian.” “The Germans did, but in such a way to be able to blame the Soviet people”, – he explained.

After that, the grandson of Stalin criticized the Russian authorities for cooperation with the Polish government, describing the country as “hostile state”, and Britain, where, according to English newspaper, the son is learning Dzhugashvili, – “another enemy” of Russia.

Speaking about the establishment of a Commission to investigate the Katyn case and the publication of secret Soviet documents which prove the involvement in the executions of Soviet authorities, Dzhugashvili expressed the view that the documents allegedly from the Soviet archives were “fake” and sarcastically noted that Putin, despite cooperation with the EU, was not invited to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the red army.

“They smeared it on the wall, I must say. And they did the right thing,” said Dzhugashvili, quoted InoPressa. He said that the leadership in the Kremlin – “hustlers and thieves” by condemning authorities of the Russian Federation for quarrel with Ukraine. “That we have for leaders? In our country there are no smart people, only thieves,” said he.

“Katyn case” – the case of the shooting in April – may 1940 of almost 22 thousand Polish citizens who were detained in the camps and prisons of the NKVD of the USSR. According to Anatoly Yablokov, whose words are quoted by the radio station “Freedom”, according to the documents, the decision about the shooting of Polish prisoners of war in fact was made by Stalin and Vyacheslav Molotov, Kliment Voroshilov, Lazar Kaganovich, Anastas Mikoyan, Mikhail Kalinin.



The Moscow city court dismissed the appeal of the disturbed to the textbook history of the grandson of Joseph Stalin 24.10.2016

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