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A new history textbook in russia tells about the “special operation”


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New history textbooks were presented in moscow. The chapters from the 1970s were completely rewritten and a new one about the so-called “special operation in Ukraine” was added. This was reported by russian media.

The textbook refers to the government in Ukraine after 2014 as a “junta,” the army as “neo-Nazis,” and the independence proclaimed in 1991 as “so-called.”


The textbook was written in 5 months. Teaching based on this textbook is scheduled to be implemented on Sept. 1, 2023. 650 thousand schoolchildren will receive copies.


One of the authors is Vladimir Medinsky, Putin’s aide. “The history of the Second World War has been updated, and the role of the Great Patriotic War in the overall outcome has been emphasized,” says Aleksandr Chubaryan, another author.


“Several generations in Ukraine, since the 1990s, have been brought up with hostility to russia and neo-Nazi ideas,” the book says. It adds that the so-called Ukrainian “neo-Nazism” is not a direct repetition of German National Socialism of the 1920s and 1940s, but “the embittered national, linguistic, and cultural violence of an aggressive minority against the majority.”


The Revolution of Dignity is called an armed uprising, and the occupation of Crimea is called a “return to russia,” where 97% of citizens voted in favor in a referendum. According to the textbook, there were no russian troops in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, but a national uprising where the population “formed militias to defend their native land.”


The textbook says that if Ukraine were to join NATO, the entire Alliance would then be at war with russia: “It would have been, perhaps, the end of civilization. This could not be allowed to happen.” This is how the authors justify russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. “The West has flooded the Ukrainian regime with money and weapons,” the authors write.


They also glorify the “heroes of the special military operation.” The “special operation” allegedly united russian society, people of all ages and professions.


As a reminder, the occupants plan to bring over 165 thousand propaganda books to Ukraine. Also, russia launches its own analog of Wikipedia for censorship.


Photo: RBC