All Posts Tagged With: "Russian history"

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Russia Moves to Prosecute WWII Deniers at Home and Abroad

Most Russians believe that denying the Soviet victory in World War II is a crime, as the Russian government prepares to introduce legislation to aggressively prosecute those who would downplay the Soviet triumph over Germany.

May 10, 2009 | Continued
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Russia Reviving Stalin, Downplaying Past -Scholar

A renowned Russia scholar has accused the Kremlin of trying to reshape Stalin’s image, and pressing his publisher not to release a book about daily life under the Soviet dictator.

Mar 5, 2009 | Continued
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Downplaying Stalin, Russia Avoids its Soviet Past

Russian historians have worriedly noted the growing secrecy of the Russian secret services about the brutal repression of the Soviet Union.

Nov 27, 2008 | 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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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