Author Topic: Russian Official Fired For Exposing Country’s Greatest WW2 Heroes As A Myth  (Read 1858 times)

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Russia has fired the longtime director of its state archives, less than a year after he made the uncomfortable revelation that the story of some of the country’s greatest World War II heroes was simply a newspaper-concocted fiction.

The story of Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen is the stuff of Russian legend. According to the traditional narrative, during the desperate battle before the gates of Moscow, 28 men in Gen. Ivan Panfilov’s 316th Rifle Division were attacked by a staggering 54 German tanks, but instead of retreating, fought to the bitter end, destroying 18 tanks and inflicting hundreds of casualties on the German army.

After their exploits appeared in the official Red Army newspaper, the 28 Guardsmen became national heroes. All 28 were posthumously named Heroes of the Soviet Union (the USSR’s equivalent to the Medal of Honor), streets are named in their honor, and there’s even a big-budget film coming out this summer about the battle, produced with the backing of Russia’s culture ministry.

Unfortunately, the tale is almost entirely fabricated, and the Soviet government knew almost from the beginning. A secret government report finished in 1948 concluded that the soldiers’ deeds were a concoction of a newspaper reporter and were “a pure fantasy.” In fact, several of the men who supposedly numbered among the 28 fallen heroes were found to still be alive, and one had even been arrested and charged with treason for surrendering to the Germans and then serving in the German military police.

But after the report was delivered to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, its findings were suppressed and the original narrative about the 28 Guardsmen remained the official one.
http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/18/russian-official-fired-for-exposing-countrys-greatest-ww2-heroes-as-a-myth/
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Panfilov's division was fighting near Moscow holding germans, burning their tanks, giving time to higher command to arrange forces for counter offensive in december of 1941, when nazies were beaten first time since beginning of WWII. General Panfilov was killed during this battle along with thousands of his soldiers. So, where is the myth? Or maybe I don't know something and germans took Moscow in 1941?

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Panfilov's division was fighting near Moscow holding germans, burning their tanks, giving time to higher command to arrange forces for counter offensive in december of 1941, when nazies were beaten first time since beginning of WWII. General Panfilov was killed during this battle along with thousands of his soldiers. So, where is the myth? Or maybe I don't know something and germans took Moscow in 1941?
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Russia has fired the longtime director of its state archives, less than a year after he made the uncomfortable revelation that the story of some of the country’s greatest World War II heroes was simply a newspaper-concocted fiction.
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Unfortunately, the tale is almost entirely fabricated, and the Soviet government knew almost from the beginning. A secret government report finished in 1948 concluded that the soldiers’ deeds were a concoction of a newspaper reporter and were “a pure fantasy.” In fact, several of the men who supposedly numbered among the 28 fallen heroes were found to still be alive, and one had even been arrested and charged with treason for surrendering to the Germans and then serving in the German military police.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/18/russian-official-fired-for-exposing-countrys-greatest-ww2-heroes-as-a-myth/

Wow!  Has this made it to the RUSSIA TIMES (RT), the propaganda paper of false record?

...another interesting one, try to figure out who was the first cosmonaut into space, and why did he spend so much time in a Chinese hospital - were they better at treating crash victims than Russian hospitals?
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Come to think of it, why did they fire the "longtime director of its state archives" instead of just waiting to find him dead from poisoning or a mysterious accident?   For the average Russian, I can understand why they get so cynical when presented with truth.  Who do you believe - or WHEN do you start believing in truth, because both the news media lies and the government take turns at telling lies. 

Over here we say, don't believe EVERYTHING the main stream media says.
Over there, they say, don't believe ANYTHING the main stream media, government, neighbor, Putin, etc., etc.
All animals are created equal; Some just take longer to cook.   Survival is keeping an eye on those around you...

 

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