MOSCOW, July 10. /TASS/. Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky has compared the publication in German Die Welt newspaper about the 1943 Battle of Prokhorovka to the Nazi generals’ attempt to "win the war in memoirs" in the 1950-60s.
"All these insinuations in the German and European press regarding World War II have always been there, they will continue [to be published], and they will mushroom as we get closer to the anniversary of the victory," Medinsky told reporters. "Throughout the history, the defeated side always try to win the war later in their memoirs, and this is precisely what the Nazi generals did in the 1950-60s, and this is what political propagandists in the West are doing now."
The minister clarified that the Die Welt article was likely to be referring to the Tank Ram monument at the museum located in the Prokhorovka field.
Medinsky believes that this place "must be visited at least once by every Russian in their lifetimes to realize the atmosphere and the magic of the place where thousands of tonnes of metal are still buried today."
"There is a monument by the entrance there, depicting two tanks - our T-34 is ramming into the German Tiger destroying it," Medinsky said.