Historian: Lenin issue is about whether people will be robbed

22.04.2020, Moscow.

No national unity regarding Lenin is possible, because it depends on the issue of social justice, which remains unresolved, Candidate of Historical Scientist, Professor of Russian History Department of the Institute of History and Political Science at the Moscow Pedagogical State University Kirill Konyukhov said in an interview to the Rossa Primavera News Agency on April 20.

According to Konyukhov, any compromise on Lenin will definitely result in “certain money flows,” posing the question “whether people will be robbed or not.”

The historian believes that those who want to rob people do not need any compromise. As the issue of social justice remains unresolved, no compromise is possible.

Konyukhov believes that blasphemy against Lenin is due to the fact that many are interested in discrediting the Soviet period. The historian expressed confidence that a serious research of Lenin’s heritage and the period when he worked is necessary in order to counter this discrediting.

Background

Russia celebrates the 150th anniversary since the birth of Vladimir Lenin, one of the key figures in its history. Some consider him savior of Russia, who has managed to get the country out of the chaos, while others talk about “a bomb to Russian statehood”.

One still hears anti-Soviet curses of the Cold War, while primitive pseudo-Soviet slogans are being reproduced. At the same time, there is a growing demand in society for a real rethinking of the Soviet heritage.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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