El ministerio de AA.EE. letón considera a los colaboradores del Fondo Memoria Histórica enemigos del estado letón. El Director del Fondo es Diúkov.
Parece ser que la cosa ha tenido lugar a causa de una exposición que el Fondo inauguró en marzo en Riga, capital de Letonia, sobre los crímenes del fascismo cometidos por unidades letonas en Rusia, Bielorrusia y Letonia.
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Latvia bans historians from visiting the Schengen Area
On 2 March 2012, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs declared two officials from the Historical Memory Foundation (Moscow) personae non gratae not only in Latvia, but throughout the Schengen Area as a whole. They are Alexander Dyukov, its director, and Vladimir Simindiei, its research programme manager.
This decision stems from the organisation by the Historical Memory Foundation of an exhibition of photographs and oral testimony concerning Russian and Belarusian children forcibly deported onto Latvian territory, and particularly to the Salaspils concentration camp, in 1943-1944. The exhibition was opened in Moscow on 19 January in the presence of historians from Latvia, Germany, France and Belarus. It is due to be shown in Riga at the end of March.
The Historical Memory Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation that aims to provide academic and logistical support to historians conducting research into the history of Russia and Eastern Europe in the 20th century. It helps to make historical sources of all kinds available to researchers, and organises conferences and international round table meetings, as well as field trips to gather eyewitness accounts. It issues publications, several of which are translated into English, and a journal (http://historyfoundation.ru/en/publication.php). Researchers from numerous Western countries, the European Union and Israel have taken part in its various activities.
Consequently, the political decision taken by the present Latvian government to ban historians from visiting the Schengen Area is truly scandalous. The Historical Memory Foundation takes the view that it is not for politicians to decide which historians are entitled to take part in any given academic activity. The Latvian government is restricting the freedom to conduct objective historical research on an academic basis. Complex historiographical debate on the history of the 20th century is a matter for discussion among historians, based on authentic sources, not for governments. By taking such a decision, the Latvian government risks appearing to revive the dark hours of history, of which Latvian historians were themselves victims.
Further information about the Historical Memory Foundation can be found at our site http://historyfoundation.ru/index_en.php.
For the Historical Memory Foundation
Alexander Dyukov, Director
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