Are there any taboo subjects in modern science today? We hope not, however, Anatoly Klyosov seen as one of the most taboo scientists on topics of Russian history. Why the study of “Veles Book” can lead to the loss of reputation of a scientist? Why is “Veles book” banned as well as earlier banned “Bible”? Why the “Veles book” should be treated not as a textbook of history and as a work of art? Why the opponents of “Veles book” never variables any opinion about it? But for what it is worth it to learn? Some famous philologists supported the idea of authenticity “Veles book” like Professor Anatoly Klyosov that organized a scientific examination of this controversial monument to writing, in which it will be compared with the data of the modern science, and considered the views of all its supporters and opponents. As a result of the examination they will publish the book “Examining Veles book”.
In one interview, Anatoly Klyosov shares his thoughts on the “Veles book” and talks about the upcoming examination. -In The scientific community, unfortunately, is already such atmosphere that those who take up the Book of Veles, they ruin the reputation of themselves. The opposition is so great that hate towards Veles Book is in all pores of the society, which is fairly unhealthy even if it is a fantasy book, who has seen so much hate towards LOTR or Game of Thrones books? “War and Peace” by Tolstoy’s was also not a historical source therefore, the author that made Veles book – is also a very creative work, so the ban of Veles Book is rather strange. If it is proved that the Veles book does contain important philosophical stance on the matter, the most ardent opponents of the same are unlikely to succumb as people do not change their points of view.
For example, Fedor Arturovich Izenbek, colonel, commander of an artillery battalion, which is a modern legend, found these plates in the ruined manor, he placed the tablets in his bag. Somehow emphasize that he had ordered his orderly folded into a bag, what does it matter, but the fact that they were in a bag, and he carried a bag of this. Then write criticism that he was badly injured, he was carried from the battlefield and no bag when it was not. And then he transported the wounded and eventually put on board when the Crimea. In 1925 he settled in Brussels where he gave the planks to Yuriy P. Mirolyubov, who was the first to study them seriously. Izenbek treated the planks very carefully, did not allow them to be taken out of his house and refused a suggestion by a professor of University of Brussels to hand them over for studying. Later this refusal to permit others to study these texts would lead people to suspect them as forgeries. For fifteen years Mirolyubov restored, photographed, transcribed (as photographs proved to be unreadable) and finally translated the text. He managed to transcribe most of the planks. In August 1941 Germans occupied Brussels, Izenbek died and the planks were lost. Mirolyubov emigrated to the United States and passed the materials in 1953 to professor A. A. Kurenkov (Kur) who then published them in the magazine Zhar-Ptitsa (Жар-птица, “Firebird”) from March 1957 until May 1959. Later the text was studied by S. Paramonov (Lesnoi).
What the Book of Veles describes:
According to the Book of Veles, in the 10th century BC (“thirteen hundred years before Ermanaric”), pre-Slavic tribes lived in the “land of seven rivers beyond the sea” (possibly corresponding to Semirechye, southeastern Kazakhstan). The book describes the migration of the Slavs through Syria and eventually into the Carpathian mountains, during the course of which they were briefly enslaved by the king “Nabsur”. They settled in the Carpathian mountains in the 5th century BC (“fifteen hundred years before Dir”). Several centuries appear to pass without much commotion. The 4th century is described in some detail: during this time the Slavs fought a number of wars with the Goths, Huns, Greeks, and Romans. Many references to Ermanaric and his relatives are present (placing this section of Book of Veles in the same historical context as the story of Jonakr’s sons, referenced in numerous European legends and sagas). The Slavs eventually emerged victorious. The period of the 5th to 9th centuries is described briefly; Khazars and Bulgars are mentioned. The book ends with the Slavic lands descending into disarray and falling under Norman rule.
Why the Book is banned in Russia?
We can safely conclude the reason behind it’s ban is highly irrational. We do not have to see the book as a historical fact-book, it could be seen as a fantasy entertainment book like any other so reason behind it’s ban has no justifiable cause. Many conclude that the book inspired pan-Slavism among it’s readers, and spread of Rodnovery groups across Slavic lands in latest times create danger to installed governments and their ideas of their national history and their future path. Russia today that tries to become multicultural Euro-Asian empire while being in wars with some Slavic neighbors has a problem with pan-Slavist ideology and spread of pan-Slavism inside it’s borders among ethnic Russians. This is one of the main reasons why such books are banned, to stop Pan-Slavist organizations within Russia to have a ideological standpoint of their views.
Now you can be the judge does the history written inside the Book of Veles overlap with actual Slavic history and archaeological findings? Make sure to leave comments below on this topic!