Needless to say, the majority of scientific community considers the entire Fomenko’s work to be pseudoscience, although it has a number of followers. In my opinion, what it reminds me most is one giant, elaborate hoax, for it is way too eccentric to be treated seriously. If everything before certain date is a reflection of later events, what to do with objects from that period that do not fit into any later time? What about written sources? Were they all falsified by some immeasurably powerful organization that had enough time and effort to spare to write and distribute them, destroying everything that doesn’t fit?
The essay contest rankled the Soviet’s . representatives. The Soviets were famous for using their veto power in the Security Council; they cast 45 vetoes in the first five years of the .’s existence. The chief Soviet delegate to the United Nations, Jacob Malik, launched into a tirade about the essay contest on September 16, 1950. He claimed that . Secretary General Trygve Lie had promised to end the contest. He was infuriated to learn that it was still on, and that winners were about to be announced. Malik declared that the contest organizers “aimed at undermining one of the basic principles of the United Nations Charter.” Exactly what that “basic principle” entailed was not stated. Lie merely replied that he was “surprised that the Soviet delegation should take such interest in a relatively minor administrative question.”