Moscow (Avenposten): Putin has used history to justify war against Ukraine. Now it will be the school curriculum for Russian students.
The short version
- The Russian government has introduced a new history textbook in schools, which will lay the groundwork for justifying Russia’s war against Ukraine.
- The new textbook, considered by the authorities to be the only curriculum, will be introduced when schools reopen on Sept. 1.
- Two teachers of grades 10 and 11 said that the new books are full of “lies” and “propaganda” and believe that the authorities use history books to further their political goals.
- Among other things, the books describe Ukraine as a Nazi state, claim that the United States is using Ukraine to undermine Russia, and view the war against Ukraine as “the glue that holds together Russian society.”
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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russian teachers have been able to choose from several history textbooks. Not anymore. When schools start operating again on September 1, teachers in the last two levels will only have one book each. And in a year it will be like this at all stages.
Russian students want to learn something completely different from what Norwegian students do.
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