The Presidium of the Higher attestation Commission (HAC) has identified at Friday, November 25, a new dissertation Council, which will consider the dissertation of the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, is suspected of plagiarism. The scientific work of the head of the Ministry of culture within two months of study at the meeting of the academic Council of Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov, which includes the scientific Director of State archive Sergey Mironenko. About it RBC have informed two informed source.

Until March Mironenko has held the post of head of the State archive of the Russian Federation (GARF), but left this position after a public conflict with Medina that broke out due to the fact that the establishment of declassified documents, including those relating to the feat of 28 Panfilov. Mironenko called this story a myth, after which Medina called the head of the state Archives to carry out their profession and to give their own assessments of archival documents.

In a conversation with RBC Mironenko confirmed that the dissertation Council of Moscow state University will consider the work of Medina, but noted that, considering the relationship with the Minister would focus on his participation in the meeting.

In April, historians Vyacheslav Kozlyakov and Konstantin erusalimsky together with the expert community Discerned Ivan Babitsky filed a statement on deprivation of Medina doctoral degree. They pointed out that the Minister’s thesis “Problems of objectivity in the coverage of Russian history in the second half of the XV – XVII centuries” and unscientific “in places absurd.” According to the applicants, the text of the Minister “is full of gross mistakes.” In addition, they noted that Medina was included in the list of publications non-existent work and published in journals related to his scientific Advisor.

The HAC has launched the procedure for the examination of the dissertation of the case. Medina defended his thesis in 2011 at the Russian state social University (RSSU), but later the dissertation Council of the University was dissolved, so the question about the safety degree was moved to the Ural Federal University (Urfu).

4 October it became known that the academic Council deferred consideration of the thesis at the request of Medina, who could not be present at the meeting. Later, HAC withdrew the case from Urfa, citing the fact that expired two months statements in the academic Council.

The conflict with Medina “filth washed-up”, denying the feat of the Panfilov

On 24 November in the Russian rolling out the film Andrei Salope “28 Panfilov”. Meanwhile, some historians insist that the events referred to in the picture, didn’t happen in reality. Vladimir Medinsky zealously defends a point of view based on the fact that to discuss whether the feat of the Panfilov or not is blasphemy. Recently, he urged not to touch the “Holy legend”, even “if this story was invented from the beginning to the end, even if it wasn’t., even if there was nothing”. “And the people that do, the filth washed-up“, – concluded the Minister of culture.

About the heroic deeds of the soldiers of the 316th rifle division under the command of major General Ivan Panfilov who participated in 1941 in the defense of Moscow, first reported in the newspaper “Red star” war correspondent Vasily Koroteev. As mentioned in the essay, the 28 Panfilov heroes died during a four-hour battle destroyed 18 enemy tanks. However, in 1997 in the journal “New world” was published article “a New Soviet heroes” Nikolai Petrov and Olga Edelman, 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.

Re-circumstances feat the PRT was doing in 1988. The results of the investigation by the chief military Prosecutor, Lieutenant-General of justice Alexander Katusev in the article “Strange glory” in “Military-historical journal” concluded that “the mass heroism of the whole company, the whole regiment, the entire division irresponsibility not really honest journalists have downplayed the scale of the mythical platoon.” That the feat of the Panfilov is a myth, says doctor of historical Sciences Sergei Mironenko.

Thesis Medina will consider the former head of the state Archives, criticized them because of the 28 Panfilov 25.11.2016

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