RUSSIAN EDUCATION INDOCTRINATION
Russia's Ministry of Education has created a series of updated, pro-Putin textbooks for all of its little government subjects ... I mean students. Here are a few lessons from the new Russian history textbook:
1. The abolition of directly elected regional governors was a good thing because Russians cannot govern themselves.
2. The re-privatization of Yukos means Russia no longer has oligarchs.
3. Georgia gave up its independence in 2004 with its presidential elections and is now illegitimate.
4. Stalin was an "effective manager," taking Russia from the plow to the atomic bomb in just a few years. His repressions were necessary to mobilize for war and industrialize Russia so quickly. Same goes for Brezhnev. Krushchev, Yeltsin and Gorbachev on the other hand were bad because they were weak.
Doesn't that make you feel better about government education in our country? It shouldn't. It should scare you. It's the same concept, folks.
If you don't believe that this same type of skewing of history isn't occurring in our public school system right now, albeit arguably less blatant, you are naive at best.