Oleg Platonov

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Oleg Platonov

Oleg Anatolyevich Platonov (Russian: Оле́г Анато́льевич Плато́нов; born 11 January 1950) is a contemporary Russian writer, historian, and economist. He is the Director General of the Institute for the History of Russian Civilization, a Moscow-based think tank.[1]

He is regarded in his homeland as Russian patriot. Platonov questions the Judaic historiography of WWII and has investigated into the history of freemasonry, releasing a book in 1996 entitled Russia's Crown of Thorns: The Secret History of Freemasonry 1731-1996.


Platonov was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia, then known as Sverdlovsk. In 1972 he graduated from the Moscow College of Consumer Cooperation. Platonov has worked in the international department of TsSU and, since 1977, in the Institute for Labor. In 1995 he organized a research institution Russian Civilization. He lived 7 months in the United States then returned to Russia. Platonov has published the encyclopedic dictionary Holy Rus' and four volumes of the Holy Rus'. The Great Encyclopedia of Russian People (out of a proposed twenty volumes). In that work, he praises the civilization of Holy Rus which, however, has been undermined since 17th century by various foreign elements ("чужебесия″) - forerunners of Judeo-Masonry that in Platonov's opinion organized the Russian revolution.[2] Though Platonov holds the Bolshevik regime responsible for 87 million lives, he argues Stalin made "the first step toward the salvation of Russia from Jewish Bolshevism.″[3]

Since 2003, Platonov's encyclopedia publishing center was transformed into the independent think tank Institute for the History of Russian Civilization (short name Russian Institute), whose goal is stated as research and dissemination of the ideas of Metropolitan Ioann of St. Petersburg and Ladoga (Ivan Snychev) (1927–1995)[4][5] with Platonov as the Institute's Director General.[1]

In his work The History of the Russian People in the Twentieth Century, Platonov documents that the February and October revolutions of 1917 were the results of a Judeo-Masonic conspiracy, acting inline with the Entente and German Empire. He also claims the leaders of Ukrainian and Baltic independence movements as "spies" and "German agents".[6]

Platonov's views on WWII

A review in the Journal of Historical Review of a special issue of Russky Vestnik on historical perceptions of World War II and the alleged Jewish experience during that conflict, quotes Platonov as follows:

Russian historian Dr. Oleg A. Platonov writes of the "myth of the 'Holocaust', namely, that six million Jews were allegedly put to death in gas chambers during the Second World War. "This myth, he continues, "has taken hold in the mass mind with particular force,"with the aim of encouraging non-Jews to "feel a sense of guilt, repent and pay restitution."[7]

Judaic campaign against Platonov

Some Western backed Jewish liberals, such as Alexander Brod,[8] the Jewish writer Semyon Reznik,[9] and the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia [10] have all launched a propaganda campaign against Platonov.


  • Russia's Crown of Thorns: The Secret History of Freemasonry 1731-1996 (Moscow, 1996)
  • Еврейский вопрос в России (The Jewish Question in Russia) (Moscow: Presskom, 2005) ISBN 5980830421


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