Blacklisted Russian historian denied entry into Lithuania

  • 2014-08-14
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

Russian histoian, Alexander Dyukov

A blacklisted Russian historian has been denied entry in to Lithuania after being accused of spreading 'propaganda'

Alexander Dyukov, a pro Kremlin voice, was turned away from entering the county at Vilnius airport and sent back to Moscow on Wednesday evening.

Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs told Zinius Radijas radio that the ban shouldn't be taken lightly and compared Dyukov to the threats of Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who last week said the Baltics and Poland would be 'annihilated'

"By bans we only underline the importance of a certain phenomenon or a separate politician," Linkevicius said,

"If certain attention is paid, then it means that he is important, what he does is very significant and that is practically their aim. Here I can comment the same; that is the reason why we do not hurry in imposing those bans, and I think bans are not a cure-all in general in this case," 

Alexander Dyukov, a Russian historian viewed as Kremlin's ideologist is banned from entering European countries in the Schengen Area.