The Moscow Prosecutor’s office organized a test at the request of Deputy mayor Leonid Pechatnikov, in connection with the incident, when activists hung 8 Oct mannequin with a mask of the writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn at the gate in front of the Museum of Gulag history in the capital. According to TASS, the Prosecutor’s check will cover the implementation of the legislation on counteraction to extremism. The incident was captured on camera street surveillance, the Agency said.

October 11, the Museum’s Director Roman Romanov said he will go to the police with the requirement to punish activists. “We consulted with lawyers and decided to go (to the police). We have a record from surveillance cameras and information on the website of the organization (Russian Communist Union of youth) that they held. All grounds for appeal we have. From the point of view of the layman, it’s a horror, a sacrilege and some obscurantism. From the point of view of the police, I think this can be qualified as hooliganism”, – said the Director of the Museum.

Romanov noted that the curriculum of schools need to change and to think about how to tell children about the history of repression. “If these young men and they are capable of such blasphemous acts that cannot be cover up as art installations or promotion, in my opinion, it is the result of upbringing and education,” he said.

14 October after a meeting with the leadership of the Museum, Deputy mayor Leonid Pechatnikov personally wrote the application in Prosecutor’s office.

Meanwhile, honorary Chairman of the organized campaign of the Revolutionary Communist youth Union (RKSM) Alexander Batov stated its intention to continue this practice. “We appreciate the media effect from this action and will prepare the next event”, – he told “Interfax”.

The evening of October 10 it became known that on 8 October activists of the Komsomol held a rally at the entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Gulag history and installed at the entrance of the effigy with the portrait of the writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Next to the image there was a sign with the offensive poem to the address of the writer, which the young Communists call “obayatelen Soviet history.”

“Hanged the traitor here Solzhenitsyn on truth who loved to mock, shameless us browse about the GULAG. He homeland his first enemy! The Gulag Museum work continues and former dissidents blessed. Standing, the two friends embraced tightly, a traitor, and treacherous!” – mentioned in the text of the poem.

In RKSM said that in a recent issue of political repression “bought our government some painful popularity.” “At the initiative of the bourgeois Russian authorities in 2018 called the “year of creativity” by this writer. And this is done not with some heartfelt sympathy for those people, not so huge, as was like to cry who do become victims of the mistakes of the Soviet justice. Such objects – an attempt to cover his own political failure, crackdown and discord in the state,” explained their actions by the Communists.

Recently it became known that the publishing house “Time” will include a 30-volume complete works of Alexander Solzhenitsyn of his personal notes about experiences and impressions made during work on an epic novel “the Red wheel”. “Diary of an affair” will be the 20th in a row, Tom, said the widow of the writer Natalia Solzhenitsyna.

2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. In anticipation of that date, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation announced the intention to apply to UNESCO with a proposal to declare 2018 as the year of Solzhenitsyn. To the anniversary date in Moscow will open a Museum of the writer, another Museum will start working in Ryazan. And in the same square will be a monument to Solzhenitsyn.



The Prosecutor’s office began an investigation of the incident with the hanging of effigies Solzhenitsyn’s the Gulag Museum 17.10.2016

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