The head of the Ministry of education of Russia Olga Vasilyeva expressed his opinion about the identity of Joseph Stalin, calling him a "great politician with a great big sign" minus ".
"Two of my works – master's And doctoral – devoted to the history of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriotic movement during the war. I did this theme – the Church And power, Church And Stalin – for almost 25 years. For this reason, here I have the opportunity to tell you very much. In 1943-1953 years of this tyrant And the pragmatist applied potential of the Russian Orthodox Church for organization of the postwar world order. The uniqueness of this decade is that the desires of the ruler And the Church have matched, "– Vasilyev said in the interview to "Interfax" in response to the question about its relation to the so-called Stalinization of society.
"But as I have the opportunity to refer to Stalin, the Man, the tyranny which is self-evident? Man, the conscience (And the conscience) of the victims of political repression. But we have to accept that this person is – a statesman. I it is often called a great politician with a great big sign " minus ". It's my attitude, for that reason there is hardly possible to me as a Stalinist ", where she said." in 1917, the year after coming to power, the Bolsheviks made a very simple thing – interrupted the continuity with pre-revolutionary history. It was a political move. In 1931, Stalin spoke in front of members of the Soviet industry And stated that the history we have. And continuity was restored. Since 1935, the year in the public consciousness again appears the notion of state patriotism, which put a cross in 1917. Stalin as a pragmatist, well aware that ahead of the terrible war And the necessary mobilization, And spiritual. Hence the picture in the movie, Hence the poem And the film about Alexander Nevsky And Ivan the terrible ", – she added. August 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree about the dismissal of the Minister of education And science Dmitry Livanov. By another decree Livanov was appointed special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on development trading-economic relations with Ukraine. The new Minister of education And science of Russia appointed Olga Vasilyeva.