Vores ærede on/off gæste-punditokrat Samuel Rachlin havde i denne uge i forlængelse af genbegravelsen af den danske prinsesse Dagmar, der blev russisk kejserinde som Maria Feodorovna, et fortrinligt indlæg i International Herald Tribune. Her er essensen:
“When will it finally be Lenin’s turn?
Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and more so since the remains of Czar Nicholas II and his family were reburied eight years ago, there has been talk of moving Lenin out of his mausoleum on Red Square and to bury him alongside his mother in St. Petersburg’s Volkovskoye Cemetery, as he requested in his last will. But the idea has not gained any momentum in Russia.
Removing the embalmed body of the father of the Russian revolution from the grand mausoleum, which served as the symbolic heart of the Soviet Union, would be the beginning of a necessary confrontation between Russia and the murderous dictatorships of Lenin and Stalin.
It would begin the catharsis that Russia so badly needs to rid itself of the skeletons in the closets of its history.
Today we need someone to say, “Mr. Putin, tear down this mausoleum.” Give the millions of innocent victims of Lenin and Stalin the apology that they and their descendants deserve and let the historic truth finally be heard all over your country.”
Læs resten her.