“Everything that is used in this article is not a transfer of someone’s words and a direct quotation documents from the archives,” – said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

“this is the value of this material, as it is not just reasoning, or attempt to assess, it is the transmission of information, which is stored in the archival materials, primary sources,” – said the representative of the Kremlin.

“What a different interpretation is absolutely impossible”, – said the press Secretary of the President.

Vladimir Putin worked with Rosarkhiv, with historians and most of the work done personally. “Not that he was sitting in the archives, but he was keenly cognizant of all archival documents, which he passed”, – said Peskov.

a Kremlin spokesman said difference data on the Soviet losses in the Rzhev battle in the English and Russian versions of the article. In the journal the National Interest, the material was transferred in advance. At the same time work in the archives to verify data lasted in fact until the publisher went Russian, the authentic version.

“That figure, which went to Washington, was just then changed in accordance with the data specified in our files. Therefore, the most recent, complete and comprehensive the figure published in the Russian language”, – said Peskov.

the Article was published June 18 in the journal the National Interest in English, and on June 19 was released on the Kremlin website and in “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” in Russian.