Carol, I don't know about Poland and the US but in Russia it's considered mauvais genre
(bad form) to admonish others whilst your own face is in a trough. The US have bulsh!tted their youth for ages. It's impossible to learn anything new about what's happening in the World watching american newsblocks and reading their history books. Polish government simply sold their own nation. Why can't "putiashka" do it then?
-was quoted as saying that "our goal is to make the first textbook in which Russian history will look not as a depressing sequence of misfortunes and mistakes but as something to instill pride in one's country. It is in precisely this way that teachers must teach history and not smear the Motherland with mud."
They just follow the US policy.
Remember one simple thing every government every generation write the history the way they want. It's well-known and it's more or less like that everywhere... to say nothing about the US. The US is an empire... they have always lied to people, otherwise they would have fallen apart a long ago. American "patriotism" is a garbage by 90% as well as Russian... maybe ours is by 50% (since we're not that experinced in brainwashing).
"As to some problematic pages in our history--yes, we've had them. But what state hasn't? And we've had fewer of such pages than some other [states]. And ours were not as horrible as those of some others. Yes, we have had some terrible pages: let us remember the events beginning in 1937, let us not forget about them. But other countries have had no less, and even more. In any case, we did not pour chemicals over thousands of kilometers or drop on a small country seven times more bombs than during the entire World War II, as it was in Vietnam, for instance. Nor did we have other black pages, such as Nazism, for instance. All sorts of things happen in the history of every state. And we cannot allow ourselves to be saddled with guilt--they'd better think of themselves."
How about that thought, Carol? You don't like it?
As for putin's calculations. Nothing's wrong with them. Don't worry, children and people know everything and will never forget that's mentioned apart from the ways of execution. You better worry about your country where people have remained blind for many years and I suspect will never learn the truth. Typical american is lack of an opportunity to get some new info.
The article is stinky, nothing more and the fact are tirer un texte
. I strongly sympathize you if that kind of sh!t-arcticles you're gathering in web strokes your ego. You should understand Russophobia is an illness. So... get better.
As Russian wits like to say, "sovereign democracy" and "democracy" are as different as "electric chair" and "chair."
This I like. Never seen in English.
Excellant article on education and what is taught in Russia.
If you like some article, that doesn't necessarily mean it's worthy and excelle
P.S. The more I read people like you, the less I loathe putin. That worries me... In comparison to western media and their statements, ours sometimes seems to be the bulwark of democracy.