|Minister of justice Shcheglovitov. Photo By Karl Bulla, 1914||City Park Starodub. Photo: YellowSky|
The Minister of justice of the Russian Empire, close to the “Union of Russian people” Ivan G. Shcheglovitov was person, to put it mildly, offensive even for the period of political reaction. As recalled by the Deputy of the II State Duma, cadet Joseph Hesse, when Shapovalova “judicial institutions thoroughly soaked obsequiousness, corrupting all the foundations of justice,” and the court turned to the temple of iniquity, according to “HADASHOT”.
Shapovalova militant anti-Semitism was well known and, as historians believe, that a powerful Minister turned the investigation into the murder of a pupil of the Kiev spiritual school of Andryusha Yushchinsky in the process of Jewish ritual murder. The Beilis case was the last blood libel in Europe, and, thanks to Shapovalova, backed by the authority at the highest level.
However, from 2017, the memory of his odious fellow with a persistence worthy of a better cause, trying to perpetuate in the Bryansk region. So, at the initiative of the regional Prosecutor’s office (!) in the village Values — small home Shapovalova — installed a plaque in his honor. In September 2019, the Prosecutor (!) The Bryansk region has taken the initiative to install a bronze monument Shapovalova in the Park of the city of Starodub, and recently the city Council of Bryansk, again, on the initiative of the Prosecutor’s office, decided to name in honor of the Minister of the street.
Commemorative plaque “outstanding fellow countryman”. Photo: press service of the Prosecutor of the Bryansk region
As for the monument, as reported by the mayor of Starodub, the project of the pupils of the school No. 3 “won the competition under the program budgeting municipalities”. The height of the figure of the Minister sitting on the bench, in a sitting position is 1 m 65 cm.
Of course, a member of the pogrom of the Russian Assembly and Chairman of the Board of monarchical congresses Shcheglovitov appear in the list of outstanding fellow of the Bryansk region. Moreover, without a single mention of his truly outstanding role in the trumped-up anti-Semitic process that covered the shame of the Empire. On the contrary, if you believe the cover letter, the Minister wanted to “Russian society is ruled by just laws, called for stability and order.” The hero is also described as “…a humane lawyer and a chief Executive who loves his job, his sovereign and his people.” By the way, that the “humanist” was introduced courts-martial, when on inquiry, the investigation and the execution of the sentence was given only two days.
All this is such a bad smell that even the Pro-Kremlin Federation of Jewish communities of Russia issued a condemnation of the authorities of the Bryansk region.
Many people have ambiguous characters, and each of them pays a price for it — Russia in this sense is no exception. More interesting. About Depositive different to say — is not alien to the young “freedom of speech”, he became an extreme reactionary and the black hundreds, which the king, with all his accommodations, he was forced to resign in the summer of 1915 (and call in 1917 to the position of Chairman of the State Council). His life was controversial, but death is definitely a Martyr. After the February revolution, the ex-Minister was imprisoned in the Peter and Paul fortress, then moved to Moscow, and on 5 September 1918 as hostages publicly executed extrajudicially under the red terror.
|The icon with the face of Stalin||Fragment of a mosaic with a portrait of Putin in the temple of the Russian Armed forces. Photo: MBH media|
He was shot by the people whose leaders cause the greatest sympathy among modern Russians. The role of Stalin in history to appreciate today, 70% of citizens of the Russian Federation. If you believe another survey, the three most popular characters headed by Nicholas II (54%), Stalin (51%) and Lenin (49%). And no cognitive dissonance Russians, at the same time sympathetic to the Emperor, and the leader of the Bolsheviks, in order that this Emperor was killed, not experience. Hence the icon with the image of the leader of the people, and proposals to classify Stalin as a Saint, and (recently deleted) mosaic with Putin in the “main temple” of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation — so Shcheglovitov, advocated “stability and order”, and Lenin, the order destroyed, it coexist in a single heroic Pantheon.
Against this historical schizophrenia accusations of glorification of the state an anti-Semite look out of place. What does it matter if we are talking about the Manager (that is, the effective Manager) who loved their job and, most importantly, of his sovereign.