Chief editor: Russian Rodina magazine aims to combat falsification of history
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 23 /Trend, A.Gasimova/
Russian historical illustrated magazine "Rodina" aims to combat falsification of history, said the chief editor of the magazine
"The founders of the magazine are the Russian government and presidential administration. Our government has been combating the falsification of history, which damages the interests of Russia," Professor of the History of the Southern and Western Slavs Department at the History Faculty of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Ph.D. in History, Yuri Borisenok, told Trend on Tuesday.
According to him, the magazine has been published for 21 years and no-one directs the journal's editorial policy. "Projects that we carry out together with the presidential administration are implemented from a position of historical science," said Borisenok.
According to him, to combat falsification, a commission has been established, led by the head of the presidential administration Sergey E. Naryshkin, with whom the magazine works closely.
"When this commission was created, uproar appeared in the media that now historians will begin to decline to the fact that they will write some "right" things, but it turned out that, under the auspices of this commission, every year dozens of interesting books are published, dealing with current problems of our history, including history of 20th century," said Borisenok.
He noted that these books would never be published if this commission would not be established. "Therefore, we are actively cooperating with our government, but this interaction does not have the character of "chief-worker"," said Borisenok.
According to him, in its editorial policy, the magazine focuses on only one factor - the study of historical truth.
"We are cooperating with the presidential archive, and publish bulletin of the archive of the president. This year, the bulletin is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Victory in Great Patriotic War," added Borisenok.