The Kremlin did not know Putin's position on the abolition and condemnation of the Pact in 1939
The press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that he was not aware of any position of President Vladimir Putin's initiative to abolish the condemnation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
"I do not know about the existence of any position in overturning the condemnation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. I do not have this information", - said Peskov told reporters, answering the question, does the President necessary and useful to cancel the documents, condemning the signing of the Soviet-German non-aggression Pact of 1939.
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 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. 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.
Answering the question of why the publication of Putin's article about the Second world war was chosen as the magazine National Interest, Peskov said that "this is a very serious issue".
"The article itself is quite voluminous, and, of course, the format of the publication is quite well suited to the nature of this copyright material the President. This is something that concerns us expert audience. As for us, the full text was published in "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" in the original language, and on the website of the President", - said Peskov.
Putin in his article in particular points out that the Declaration that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact marked the beginning of the war, unjust, leading the country to some extent to blame. Putin also urged all countries to open access to previously unknown documents about the war and the prewar period. According to him, the documents confirming that the Soviet Union intended to launch a preventive war against Germany, no.