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Baza: In Russia, a history textbook was rewritten after criticism of the Chechen authorities

Baza: In Russia, a history textbook was rewritten after criticism of the Chechen authorities

After criticism of the Chechen authorities, a passage about the deportation of peoples was rewritten in a new Russian history textbook. This was reported on the Baza Telegram channel.

It is clarified that we are talking about a passage in a history textbook for 10th grade. One of the paragraphs stated that “Chechens, Ingush, Kalmyks, Balkars and Crimean Tatars collaborated with the Nazis during the Great Patriotic War,” for which the Soviet government decided to “subject them to collective punishment”—deportation to the eastern regions of the country.

In Ingushetia and Chechnya they were outraged by this interpretation. The Chairman of the Republican Parliament of Chechnya, Magomed Daudov, promised to look into this issue on behalf of the head of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov. According to him, he brought the position of the Chechen politician to Vladimir Medinsky, and he assured that he was ready to “put in order” the passage of the textbook, the channel notes.

The publication writes that as a result, the chapter on the deportation of peoples was edited, and the authorities of Ingushetia and Chechnya were immediately notified of the changes. Now the textbook notes that the eviction of peoples was a “tragic page” and in the “conditions of the proximity of the front” they were “indiscriminately accused of betrayal.”

Let us note that Medinsky is listed as one of the authors of the textbook along with political scientist Anatoly Torkunov.

It was previously reported that the new Russian history textbooks completely rewrote sections from the 1970s to the 2000s and added sections from 2014 to 2023, including a chapter on special operations.

Source: Rosbalt

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