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The grandson of Molotov suggested an amendment which would support his grandfather

The grandson of Soviet statesman Vyacheslav Molotov, head of the Duma Committee for education and science Vyacheslav Nikonov suggested that his grandfather would have approved an amendment to the Constitution on the protection of sovereignty and would be against the amendment of the continuity of history and a mention of God.

"Me nothing prevailed. Naturally, the authority of his grandfather, either. Well, do not, of course, to compare. Grandfather all the same, when the Stalin Constitution of 1936, was Chairman of the government, and I am a member of the working group on the Constitution," - said Nikonov to a journalist's question, not prevailed over it whether the figure of Molotov, when he was working on amendments to the Constitution.

The Lithuanian foreign Ministry summoned the representative of the Russian Embassy

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned on Thursday the representative of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in addressing the State Duma the bill which withdraws the condemnation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and its secret protocols, according to the website of the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

Earlier the Deputy of the state Duma Alexei Zhuravlev introduced in the lower house a bill which proposed to annul the decision of the Council of people's deputies of December 24, 1989, condemning the signing of the Soviet-German non-aggression Pact of 1939. According to the Deputy, the decision "inconsistent with the principles of historical justice and customary in the context of growing political instability of those years, coupled with pressure from external forces." The Duma initiative was supported by 38 scientists, public figures and officers, have sent an open letter Zhuravlev and house speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.

The Russian Ambassador was summoned to the foreign Ministry of Estonia

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia called on Thursday the Russian Ambassador in Tallinn Alexander Petrov in order to consider the State Duma a bill that withdraws the condemnation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and secret protocols to it, said the Minister of foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu.

According to the Estonian foreign Ministry, the bill was presented to the Russian Parliament on 27 may and 9 June it was unanimously approved by the state Duma Committee on international Affairs and presented for further discussion. The bill revokes the resolution of the Council of people's deputies of December 24, 1989, which condemned the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and its secret protocols.

In the Federation Council called the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a necessary step for the Soviet Union

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact after the Munich agreement and a series of pacts between European countries was a necessary diplomatic step for the Soviet Union, told RIA Novosti on Monday a member of the international Committee of the Federation Council Alexei Kondratiev.

Earlier the Deputy of the state Duma Alexei Zhuravlev introduced in the lower house a bill which proposed to annul the decision of the Council of people's deputies of December 24, 1989, condemning the signing of the Soviet-German non-aggression Pact of 1939. According to the Deputy, the decision "inconsistent with the principles of historical justice and customary in the context of growing political instability of those years, coupled with pressure from external forces." The Duma initiative was supported by 38 scientists, public figures and officers, have sent an open letter Zhuravlev and house speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.