All Posts Tagged With: "education"

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Pro-Putin Book of Children’s Poetry Released

A children’s book of poems entitled “Putinyata” has been released by a publishing house in the Russian city of Saratov.

Oct 30, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Teacher Fired For Protesting

School officials in Nizhny Novgorod have pressured a local history teacher to either resign or be fired after the teacher was arrested at a recent demonstration.

Feb 12, 2009 | Continued
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Tatars Stand Up for their Ancestors’ Honor

Residents of the Republic of Tatarstan, upset at a textbook depicting their ancestors as “monsters,” have lost their case before a Moscow city court.

Jul 1, 2008 | Continued
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Day-Care Centers Losing their Buildings in Russia

Children’s rights activists described an alarming situation where private companies are evicting day-cares and schools and using their buildings for commercial ventures.

May 13, 2008 | Continued
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Academics Protest Closure of European University at St. Petersburg

A group of prominent Russian academics have written an open letter in support of the University, which has been closed for a month for what many believe to be political reasons.

Mar 11, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Region Discovers “Emo” Subculture

The Department of Education of the Nizhny-Novgorod oblast has started a campaign to combat the “emo” subculture, which they claim leads to teen suicide.

Feb 13, 2008 | Continued
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Russian University Closed Over Electoral Monitoring Course

A top Russian University has been shut by Russian authorities for claims that its buildings pose a “fire risk”. University staff believe the real reason for its closure is an electoral monitoring program offered at the school.

Feb 12, 2008 | Continued
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A Civic and Patriotic Youth

New textbooks slated for Russian classrooms are based on the controversial “Books For Teachers,” written by Aleksandr Filippov. The author has been criticized for white-washing Soviet-era repressions, and writing what amounts to propaganda about the Putin administration.

Dec 27, 2007 | Continued
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Putin’s History Books

The Washington Post has a depressing account of how the Putin administration is bringing his cult of personality and campaign of misinformation to Russia’s children. The old joke about the USSR, that it was a “country with an uncertain past” can now be revived. We believe in a strong Russia, but not an isolated, xenophobic, […]

Jul 20, 2007 | Continued