Russian history textbook doctors the records on Crimean Annexation

Russian history textbook doctors the records on Crimean Annexation

Voices of Ukraine

By Halya Coynash
06.09.2014 khpg.org

1394963192The March 16 ’referendum’ on the Crimea’s status was condemned by Ukraine and the international community.  Russia invited a number of  far-right and neo-Stalinist parties to act as ’observers’

Russia has already added information about its annexation of the Crimea to a school history textbook with the version presented just as doctored as the results of the ‘referendum’ used to claim overwhelming support for the move.

Lenta.ru reports that a new Russian textbook for the 9th grade is about to go on sale with a brief, but rather specific, presentation of the events around Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.  Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered that other textbooks also be brought into line.

The textbook’s authors – Alexander Danilov, Ludmila Kosulina and Maxim Brandt – have followed Putin’s lead in stressing the role played by the Crimea and Sevastopol in Russian history.  With respect to…

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