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The historian spoke about the importance of the Rzhev battle

Rzhevskiy memorial to the Soviet soldier pays tribute to those who gave their lives to stop the enemy and the result of a huge scale battle made a radical change in the course of the great Patriotic war, told RIA Novosti the head of the scientific Department of the Russian military historical society (rvio), Yury Nikiforov.

Tuesday will host the opening ceremony of Rzhev of the memorial to Soviet soldiers, which will be a branch of the Museum of Victory. Participation in the event will be the presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko. The memorial was completed in April of this year, but its Grand opening was planned for the 75th anniversary of Victory on may 9 was postponed because of the situation with coronavirus infection.

RVIA has accused the British security services in historical speculation

Historical speculation, accusing the Soviet Union intends to launch a preventive war against Germany, was based on the provocation of the British secret service that operated through defector Viktor Suvorov (real name Vladimir Rezun), they are unfounded, as evidenced by the declassified documents from the archives of the defense Ministry, told RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the scientific Department of the Russian military historical society (rvio), Yury Nikiforov.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has published an article on the Second world war. In it he, in particular, emphasized that the documents proving that the Soviet Union intended to launch a preventive war against Germany, no.

In RVIO chided the West in the selective declassification of military archives

Western countries declassify documents selectively, while Russia issues of historical truth is one of the most open countries in the world, told RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the scientific Department of the Russian military historical society (rvio), Yury Nikiforov.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has published an article on the Second world war. In it he, in particular, urged all countries to open access to previously unknown documents about the war and the prewar period.