The year 2012 has been announced the Year of the Russian History. What does it mean and what impact will it have on development of historical studies? What is truth in history? What are the objectivity criteria? How can we avoid a rethink of our past to accommodate certain sentiments?

Aleksandr Oganovich Chubaryan, Director of the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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