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The representative of ROC called events of 1991 "orange revolution" - RIA Novosti, 8/21/2018


MOSCOW, 21 Aug — RIA Novosti. The first vice-president of Synod department of the Moscow patriarchy of relationship of church with society and media, the doctor of political sciences Alexander Shchipkov called events of August, 1991 "orange revolution" and have expressed the need recognitions illegitimate the Belavezha Accords signed the same year by bosses of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.© RIA Novosti / Alexander Kryazhev to Pass into an image bank In ROC the movie "Stalin's Death" called "a spittle in the Russian history" Acting on air of TV channel "Has saved" with assessment of the August events of 1991 which have ended with defeat of GKCHP, Shchipkov has reminded that then in the country the issue of preservation of the Soviet Union had to be resolved, and during last all-Union referendum most of citizens have voted for preservation of the USSR. "Unfortunately, that orange revolution — then there was no such concept yet — it was successful, the country was disorganized … But history isn't finished yet. Sooner or later, I am deeply convinced of it, there will come the moment of condemnation of belovezhsky conspiracy and recognition its illegitimate" — Shchipkov who is also the member of Public chamber of Russia has said. According to him, he doesn't mean at all that it is necessary to restore by force the Soviet Union and "to come back to some initial political boundaries". "Now the most important is to restore history. It to write the truth: that there was also that represented GKCHP what they had purposes and tasks, ideology what was Yeltsin's ideology and his environments what purposes and problems of those who has gathered in Bialowieza Forest were. Also it is necessary to recognize illegitimacy of their actions. Let it will remain in the history. In our consciousness we have to give an assessment to those historical events" — Shchipkov has noted. According to him, for this purpose it is necessary to create institute which "would be engaged in recovery of history: it would be possible to call it institute of national memory or institute of a modern history". "Only this way we will move" — I have added the deputy head of Synod department. Actually Soviet Union has ceased to exist on December 25, 1991 when the president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev in the address to the Soviet people has announced the termination of the activity on the president's post. It was preceded by the agreement signed on December 8 by Presidents of Russia and Ukraine Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kravchuk and also the chairman of the Supreme Council of Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich in the government residence "Viskuli" in Bialowieza Forest (Belarus) in which the parties have announced the termination of existence of the USSR and have proclaimed creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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