Friday, March 26, 2010

Video Making Fun of How the Russians Deny History

A reader sent me this very funny video:

Here is the explanation of what the video means for those who are unfamiliar with the historic and political reality behind it or those who - like me - do not have a sense of humor:

There indeed exists some committee in Russia whose official name contains something about "falcifications of history". The biggest falcifiers are, of course the Baltic States (who claim they were occupied and many of their people deported), Ukraine (with the Holodomor) and Poland.

The movie is the parody on the alledged views of this committee: it represents the "official Russian version of the events", which must be true if Baltic states, Ukraine, etc are indeed "falcifying history" - i.e. the deportations were not that bad at all, etc, etc. Saying it was financed by Russian Duma is part of the joke.

The video was released for the anniversary of one of the mass deportations...


Kola Tubosun said...

Thanks for the clarification. I thought it was a funny video to watch, but I doubt that the government people that it mocks would find it that funny. They should.

There is something about short videos that I so love. I hope to go into productions of such some day.

V said...

The full name of the committee is not "The historical truth committee"; even though this would be Orwellian enough, the reality is even funnier. It is the "Committee for prevention of falsifications of history which are against the interests of the Russian Federation". Which of course immediately invites the idea that falsifications in the interests of the Russian Federation are OK with them.

Clarissa said...

You'd think that the Russians have suffered enough from totalitarianism but apparently not.

Thank you for the video and the clarifications, V.

V said...

Kola, if you like short videos in general and the one above in particular - watch the Sniper video by the same team

This is pretty dark humor though...

(the rest of them are without subtitles, and even with subtitles would be interesting only for Estonians)