Russia's shocking move to indoctrinate

The newly unveiled textbooks, targeting 11th-grade students, were presented by Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov, who stressed their role in conveying the objectives of the military action to young minds. Critics argue that the material propagates a skewed perspective by omitting opposing viewpoints and depicting the offensive as part of Russia's historical destiny.

The cover of the textbook features a prominent image of the bridge connecting annexed Crimea to the mainland, symbolising Putin's leadership during the conflict. The book covers the period from 1945 to the 21st century, and Kravtsov asserts that it will be a fixture in all schools starting from September 1. Notably, the speedy production of the textbook within just under five months raises concerns about its accuracy and the depth of research involved. 

Vladimir Medinsky, a presidential aide known for his conservative historical outlook, praised the swift creation, saying that the authors practically wrote it "with their own hand." However, historians worry that such a rushed approach may oversimplify complex historical events.

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