Truth? What truth? Putin is quietly rewriting Russia's history.

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"Erased from existence."

Remember that line from Back to the Future? When Doc Brown looks at the photo of Marty's suddenly headless brother?

It seems Vladimir Putin may have been inspired to do a little meddling with history of his own. But in this real-life scenario, he's more like Biff Tannen, trying to create an alternate timeline in which Russia isn't haunted by the legacy of Joseph Stalin, arguably the most brutal dictator in history.

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Critics say president Vladimir Putin is systematically glossing over dark parts of the old Soviet Union and playing up things like its triumph in World War II (never mind that Uncle Sam did most of the heavy lifting on that one).

Russian historians are concerned that government authorities are destroying records to downplay the crimes of the Stalin era. Police recently destroyed the archive records of a victim of one of Stalin's purges.

Some of the harshest camps in Stalin's gulag system were located in the eastern region of Magadan. When a Russian researcher inquired about some of the destroyed archives, police in that region confirmed that a government order from 2014 mandated that police destroy prisoner registration cards that are over 80 years old.

Millions of Russians were killed by Stalin, or sent to his forced labor camps. Those who were fortunate enough to eventually be released had their personal details recorded on government registration cards that were meant to be permanent.

These are fascinating and dangerous times for truth.

This year alone, hundreds of Russians have inquired with Moscow's Gulag History Museum (that's gotta make for a great weekend outing) for information about relatives who were victims of Stalin's purges.

Historians have asked the Kremlin's human rights commissioner to launch an official investigation into these destroyed records. I'm sure Russia's "human rights commissioner" will jump right on that request.

These are fascinating and dangerous times for truth. Whether it's literally erasing historical evidence like this in Russia, or the deceptive cherry-picking of history by progressives in the U.S., or the frightening "deep fakes" technology that is poised to falsify history – we must do our homework and know the facts. Because there are those in power, and those who aspire to power, who stand to benefit from keeping people in the dark.

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Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

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