Propaganda maybe and should, especially during the war to abandon from humanism, esthetic, no matter how high we value them, as peoples struggle to talk about anything other than his being.
Wilfred don Oven, Göbbels referent.
It is not a secret that the suite is making a king. Advisers, ministers, priests,wizards and even court clowns – decision-making and policy of the whole country could depend on their interests and motives. As it is known, devil is in details. The history of such Hitler devils as Himmler, Ribbentrop, Göbbels, Göring is well known and serves as precaution and lesson for civilized world. The precaution – as it demonstrates that mad ideas fanatical followcan bring humanity to ruin. The lesson – as it demonstrates that survival of humanity is only possible in case of humanism values devotion and adherenceto international law. Today,considering the development of fascist regime in Russia world-wide attention is attracted to the closest Putin ring. One of his “devils” is VladimirMedinskiy – Russian minister of culture, a person in charge of imperial ideology and propaganda.
Kremlin Göbbels – anickname receivedby Medinskiyfrom Russian culture representatives for developing and providing the propagandaaimed to serve Putin’s inner and outer political projects. The fact is thatMedinskiy not only holds apostsimilartoJosephGöbbels – president of empire chamber of culture, reich-minister of popular education and propaganda of Germany – he isidenticalto Göbbels in content and forms of activity.
Similarityof Russian Federation and the Third Reich culture ministers begins from their biographies. LikeGöbbels, Medinskiyis an expert in history and mass communications. Such specialtiesled one and another to the top of their empirespolitic. The ascentof Göbbels to the top of power Olympus began in 1924 – since that time he became engaged in ideological and propaganda work in NSDAP. Medinskiy storyof success is associated with political party EdinayaRossiya (before that there were different business projects, but this is quite another level) with which he started to actively cooperate in 2002.
In Putin’s party he was engaged in ideology, public relations and propaganda. Future minister of culture became a member of history falsification counteractionpresidentialcommissionfounded by Dmitry Medvedev and thenhe headed parliament culture committee. Putin’s court agitator,likeGöbbels,paid colossalattentionto history and interpreted itin the way necessary for the Leader. Medinskiy understanding of history of Russia corresponds with Putin’s idea on historical necessity of Russian Worldformation (with all the consequences: historical messianism of Russia, great-powerchauvinismetc.). Finally, to prove hisloyalty to the regime Medinskiy declared that “Putin is actually the first ruler of Russia after Nikolai Romanovwho came to power 100% legally… and moreover – 100% legally holds it”.
To implement Putin’s ideasMedinskiypossesses powerful machine of mass propaganda – the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation. In his time Hitler understanding the necessity of propaganda for the rise of fascist empire delegatedsome functions of foreignand internal affairs ministries to Göbbels office. The Kremlinalso understood the necessity of Medinskiy office strengthening: besidesinitiated in 2012 by Sergey Narishkin – speaker of Russian parliament – unprecedented for Russia increase of culture sectorfinancing, theMinistry became in charge of tourism issues, as well as of Federal tourism agency, which is a serious instrument of home and foreign policy, particularly considering Olympics 2014 in Sochi.
All spheres of cultural life inHitler Germany fell under Göbbels limitless control. Hismain attention was focused on radioandcinema as on instruments to influence the masses. By Medinskiyinitiative Ministry ofCulture of Russian Federation also regained control over state financing of cinema (in Russia, unlike in other civilized world, state financing is the only source of cinema industry existence). Possessing such a powerthe minister of culture acted immediately: forbade films, which depicted USSR negatively (I serve the Soviet Union), or negatively demonstrated realities of modern Russia (Window to Paris – 2). On the contrary, films that glorified the Empire (it did not matter, which one – USSR or Russia) were provided with all-round support (Tired by the Sun-2).
After the entire world witnessed violations of basic international rules and foundations of peaceful coexistence of societies – the annexation of Crimea–it became clear why it was necessary for Putin to create such a powerful propaganda machine under the mask of Ministry of Culture. Its main task was to “hammer” intoaverage Russians heads Putin’s fascist ideas so that their realization would not provoke any resistance. What else except for effective activity of Kremlin Göbbelscan explain significant support of Russian Federation citizens forMoscow decision to war with Ukraine that just yesterday was considered as theclosest strategic partner and Ukrainian nation – the brotherly one? International activity of Medinskiy machine also gave outstanding results – world community did not understand the fascist essence of Putin’s policytill the appearance of Russian soldiers in Crimea. As Göbbels deceived the world with Olympics in Munich, hiding the plansof occupation ofCzechoslovakia, the same way Medinskiy agitators demonstrated the glossy pictures from Olympics in Sochi while Russian soldiers were preparing for Crimea invasion.
Anyway, history willput everything in its places and civilized community finally will punish the aggressor according to his faults as it was in 1945. That is how it will be now. In conclusion I want to remind Mr. Medinskiy what were the last days of Göbbels. To remind as precaution and lesson, as now there is opportunity to change everything and not to let Russia repeat the destiny ofthe Third Reich. On May 1, 1945, realizing inevitabilityof defeat, Joseph Göbbels together with his wife Magda poisoned their six childrenwithcyanide and after that both committed suicide…