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Patriotic Upbringing in Russia: Can it Produce Good Citizens?

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Over the last decade, the main trend of Russian government youth policy has been to encourage patriotic upbringing. Various official bodies, educational institutions, youth clubs, and pedagogical researchers have adhered to this policy direction. How have their efforts evolved? What pedagogic, social, and political priorities have been stressed, and which have been abandoned? Who has been positioned as “friends” for Russia‟s patriotic youth, and who as “enemies”? [...]

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Lead Researcher, Peace and Conflict Studies
Institute of World Economy & International Relations (IMEMO), Moscow