The state Duma asked to cancel the document on the condemnation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

The state Duma asked to cancel the decision on condemnation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact - it was taken under pressure from the outside, distorts the history, was one of the factors of the collapse of the Soviet Union and gave the illusion of the legitimacy of the secession of the Baltic States. Open letter in support of the bill sent to the speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the author of the initiative of the Deputy Alexei Zhuravlev 38 scientists, public figures and officers.

Last week Zhuravlev submitted to the state Duma a bill which proposes to recognize as invalid the resolution of Council of people's deputies of December 24, 1989, condemning the signing of the Soviet-German non-aggression Pact of 1939. The document was published in electronic database of the lower house of Parliament.

According to the authors of the letter, which is available to RIA Novosti, the Commission that drafted 30 years ago, the ruling was not guided by principles of objectivity and impartiality, and focused on the condemnation of the Covenant.

"In its conclusions and the draft resolution, the Commission emphasized the secret nature of the Protocol and stated that its provisions were in contradiction with the sovereignty and independence of several third countries. Meanwhile, these conclusions cannot be substantiated, since the practice of signing of the secret protocols characterized the diplomacy of the 1920-ies –1930-ies, and the economic and political interests of the States in a particular region are always present in international relations. The Protocol did not envisage a change of borders of other countries in any way, including military," reads the document.

In this connection, they believe, the non-aggression Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union, including the secret additional Protocol to correctly recognize the "necessary step of the Soviet leadership, motivated by the desire to protect national and state interests of the USSR and its security." The authors stress that the Protocol was not provided and not determined partition of Poland, the annexation of Bessarabia, Bukovina and the Baltic States to the Soviet Union - "such an approach does not reflect actual events."

The signatories consider arguments and allegations that formed the basis for the adoption of the resolution of 1989, "is untenable from the point of view of historical truth."

In the end, the statement reads, the adoption of the resolution was another, additional factor start of the collapse of the Soviet Union and created a "regulatory" basis for further falsifications of the history of the Second world war and the history of the great Patriotic war.

"We share the view that further action decision in the territory of the Russian Federation, distorting the historical events, their causes and consequences, does not meet the national interests of Russia and lays the ground for speculation, designed to split civil society and the prosecution in the USSR in the outbreak of the Second world war along with Nazi Germany," the authors conclude.

Among them - a member of OP Olga Voronova, Heroes of Russia Alexander Golovashkin, Anatoly Knyshov, Sergei Lipov, Durgaji Magomedov and Pavel Shevchenko, hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Gorovoy, Director of the Center for European studies at MGIMO-University Nikolai Gribin, the doctor of historical Sciences Vyacheslav Zimonin, George Ippolitov Vladimir Kiknadze, Anatoly Koshkin Oleg Nazarov, honored lawyers of the Russian Federation Vladimir Zubrin and Vladimir Kolesnikov, doctor of political Sciences Sergey smul'sky and doctor of economic Sciences Vitaly Cuttings.