Only one version of history will be taught in Russian schools, writes Forbes.
On Aug. 31, The Moscow Times reported that (President Dmitry) Medvedev proposed to introduce a standard history textbook. “There are many textbooks nowadays, and they give completely different views of history that can cause the head to spin,” he explained, “This is bad because the result will be that schoolchildren’s heads will turn to kasha.”
The approved 11th-grade book on Russia’s post-1945 history recounts the glorious past.
Not only does the textbook justify Stalin’s crimes, but adoration for Soviet regime is a constant theme, as is the glory of (Vladimir) Putin.
Via The Corner.
In Hamas-controlled Gaza, the U.N. refugee agency has agreed to eliminate the Holocaust from textbooks for Palestinian children. Hamas says the Holocaust never happened. The U.N., which pays for the schools, is going along.