Full text of the statement by Nikita Mikhalkov to withdraw from the members of the Public Council of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

Full text of the statement by Nikita Mikhalkov to withdraw from the members of the Public Council of the Russian Defense MinistryStatement by director Nikita Mikhalkov to withdraw from the Public Council of the Ministry of Defence as a bombshell. Not a lot of people have to leave their seats, even if their bezotstupno this demand.

For some reason it turned out that the full text of the letter directed by the Minister of Defence who beheld not enough. It abundantly quoted — particularly as it relates to emergency lights, which is now the car has lost Mikhalkov. Hits the joy of the victory over the flasher choked words Mikhalkov about the army, about her condition.

We present the complete text of the letter Nikita Mikhalkov Anatoly Serdyukov.

Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov Russian Federation
May 16, 2011.

Anatoly E. Pochetaemy!

This letter is the fruit of my fairly long hesitation and reflection.

SUMMARY its subsequent.

Lack of Suvorov and Nakhimov among those 9 May 2010 held a festive march to the leaders of the country, veterans and zabugornom guests (and practically — in front of the entire world community) at the anniversary parade on the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the stateliness Russian war has caused in our people, and especially the veterans bewilderment and disappointment.

And despite the fact that in the calculation of the parade, marching on Red Square were presented military contingent states — participants of NATO!

My test on behalf of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense Russian Federation Ministry of Defense to assure management that this action shows discontinuity of the officer corps, his weakness, but in the end — the weakness of the Russian army, had no effect no effect.

Deciding then to become better acquainted with the plans of military training in the Russian Army and analyzing some facts, I came to the conclusion that in the current model of military training is now virtually one hundred percent is not what is called the military spirit of education, based on historical continuity, the officer's honor code , dignity, devotion and sacrifice.

In other words — there is a gradual demilitarization of military training as a result — and the Russian Army. The hope is that "I'm paying them money, and they protect me for it," as applied to the Russian national disposition is a chimera!

The army has always been to Russia is not so much a means of attack and defense, as a way of life and means deep awareness of the importance of state power of the spirit, and the first — the military forces of the spirit.

Emperor Alexander III said of his son Nicholas "Nicky Remember: the Russian Federation has no friends, our great fear. RF's only two allies — Army and Navy … ".

Since then, the comrades have not increased, but now the policy pursued by the reform of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is fraught with loss and this, the last of her friends.

The army is a derivative of the People. Army, as Lud, asks respect. A framework has merit deference.

The parade on May 9 this year, was a vivid illustration of the loss of respect and merit.

It is not that the third number of words spoken in evaluating the parade was the word "shame". And not even the fact that the faceless mass in similar uniforms, marching under the legendary military music — a sign of the majestic national heroism, could be distinguished only by the speaker. A 5 helicopters showed the power of Russian aircraft.

The fact that this parade showed a terrible gap between the society and the army, alienation, lack of natural communication, communion between them.

Sign of all this was that the military parade reincarnated in the show, and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defense were merely spectators, seating in a theater box.

Even helpless Politburo headed by Leonid Brezhnev, for a few days before his death, has received military parade, standing alone, showing respect and involvement of the municipal government to the army of the country.

Everything I write here may seem nonsense and a trifle, but it is not.

Of such minor, at first glance, details of the emerging global picture of relations in society.

And when it participates army — the consequences could be unpredictable.

In view of the foregoing, and having no ability to influence the situation, I ask you, pochetaemy Anatoly E., release me from the post of chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation and withdraw from the Board.

I leave this post with regret, coupled with spetssignalami and identity.

I wish to sincerely thank my colleagues on the Board of publicity for all the good and useful thing we could do together for the Russian Army over the years.

Nikita Mikhalkov

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