Katyn: Statement from the Presidium of the Central Committee of the CPRF made by Gennady Zyuganov

Statement from the Presidium of the Central Committee of the CPRF: “The falsification of Soviet history has to stop!”

2010-10-19 16:14

Press office of the Central Committee of the CPRF

Falsification of history of the Soviet period has become one of the main instruments of ideological warfare, constantly waged against the peoples of Russia by unfriendly foreign and internal forces. We see quite open attempts to revise the results of the Second World War and the Soviet Union’s role in the victory over Nazi Germany and its satellites. Persistant attempts are being made to equate the country, which has made the biggest contribution to the salvation of the humanity from the brown plague, with an aggressor. Communism is persistantly being equated with fascism, and Stalin’s deeds with Hitler’s.

In order to realize malicious goals a large number of counterfeits and forged documents are being used, which distort the role of the Soviet Union and Joseph Stalin in the history of the twentieth century. Such documents are being made available to the science, they are used in educational books, artistic and documentary works are being created on their basis. Serious attempts have been made in order to transform Russian archives from the “storage of history” into an instrument of ideological struggle. At the same time the most valuable historical documents have been wasted away and openly sold out.

Using the promiscuity and permissiveness of Yeltsin’s rule, the environment of the first Russian president brought out of the country and squandered thousands of important archival materials, including some marked “Classified”, “Top Secret”,”Of Special Importance”. Such barbarity has no analogues in modern domestic and foreign history. These anti-Russian actions of the newly-minted “elite” of the country have caused huge damage to the credibility of the national archival service, discredited the authenticity of the documents held in repositories.

One of the main targets of attacks and falsifications are the events that preceded World War II and the Great Patriotic War. One that stands out considerably among these is the so-called “Katyn affair” about the shooting of Polish officers near Smolensk in the fall of 1941. It has become one of the main themes of the anti-Soviet, and now anti-Russian propaganda, actively used against our country by the most aggressive and hostile circles, including the current ruling circles of Poland.

“Katyn affair” has become one of the greatest political myths of the twentieth century. Russians are increasingly regarded as the guilty ones, while the Poles appear as the “victims of the totalitarian regime”, receiving compassion and unconditional moral and political support from the U.S., Western Europe, and now Eastern European States.

One important argument of the Goebbels version about the shooting of the Poles by the NKVD of the USSR, which is being cherished by the Polish authorities, consists of three documents, which were suddenly discovered in the fall of 1992. The most important among these is “Beria’s letter” to Stalin dated March 1940, containing an alleged proposal to shoot 27,000 Polish officers. At the same time, the contents of the “letter” and the circumstances of its discovery cause legitimate doubts about its authenticity. The same applies to two of the other “evidential” documents: the extract from the decision of the Politburo of the Central Committee of March 5, 1940, and a letter by the chairman of the KGB Shelepin addressed to Khrushchev in 1959. They are all abound with lots of meaning and spelling errors, and also errors in their execution, inappropriate for this level of documentation. There is enough evidence to claim, that they were made in the early 1990’s on the initiative of Yeltsin’s entourage.

There are irrefutable documented facts and testimonies, as well as direct material evidence, proving that the Polish officers were not executed by the NKVD in the spring of 1940, but by the German occupation authorities in the fall of 1941, after the capture of Smolensk region by the Wehrmacht. However, these facts are deliberately ignored and openly silenced by the Russian presidential and governmental structures.

With the passage of time many of the historical myths and fabrications have been exposed and refuted. Among these there are legends of the German spy V. I. Lenin, the Tsarist secret police agent J. V. Stalin, and the collusion between the Soviet NKVD and the German Gestapo. Despite this the attempts of falsification and distortion of national history continue.

We note with sorrow that the creation in 2009 of the Presidential Commission to Counter Attempts to Falsify History to the detriment of Russia did not improve the situation. The intensity of the falsifiers’ work has not decreased.

CPRF intends to continue to oppose the attempts to distort historical truth. To this end, we will continue to use research works by honest historians, publications in party press, opportunities in parliamental work, and propaganda work among the population.

Presidium of the Central Committee of the CPRF considers it necessary to raise before the president of Russian Federation the question about the necessity of carrying out a general and comprehensive check of the preservation status of archival documents. We insist that head of state issues an order to the Main Prosecutor of Russian Federation and the Investigation Committee of Russian Federation to conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances around the falsification of documents related to the shooting of Polish officers.

Chairman of the Central Committee of the CPRF

G. A. Zyuganov.

October 19, 2010.

Source: http://kprf.ru/party_live/83773.html

3 Responses to “Katyn: Statement from the Presidium of the Central Committee of the CPRF made by Gennady Zyuganov”

  1. Mervyn Drage Says:

    Thank you CPRF for your invaluable comments about the Katyn massacre and the falsification of Soviet documents to make it appear that the Soviets shot the Polish officers.

  2. Mario Sousa Says:

    Thank you CPRF and Zyuganov for your statement and for working against the falsefication of the history of the Soviet Union.
    Mario Sousa

  3. MICK KENNY Says:

    There’s no doubt it was a German job, as German as the ammo used.
    Wiki says there was some Russian ammo used-a new lie.

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