(RBTH) The Kommersant business daily reports that the Education Ministry of the Sverdlovsk Region in the Urals [800 miles east of Moscow] has ordered history books published with the support of American millionaire George Soros's foundation to be removed from school libraries.
Directors of educational institutes in the Sverdlovsk Region are required to "remove from the access of students and pedagogical collaborators" all books by British historians Antony Beevor and John Keegan, which, the document says, "propagandize stereotypes formed during the Third Reich."
The idea of the necessity to remove scientific books from libraries on ideological grounds also disappoints Ivan Kurilla, professor at the European University in St. Petersburg and member of the Free Historical Society Council. "This is pure fascism. It would have been better to just add good Russian works and start a serious discussion on war in schools," he said.
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