Russian Ministry of Culture suggests ending history textbook with Putin's election for president

Russian Ministry of Culture suggests ending history textbook with Putin's election for president

The Russian Minister of Culture has proposed finishing the standard textbook of Russian history with the events of 2000, with the subsequent development of the country being attributed to the "contemporary period".

"When I talk about modern Russia, it seems to me the most correct from all points of view to stop in 2000, with the assuming of office of the President (by Vladimir Putin). Whatever comes next is the present. This eliminates a lot of questions related to personalities," Medinsky said on Monday at a meeting of a working group for the development of the concept of a standard textbook, Interfax reports.

"I can already see the discussion of personalities included in the history textbook. Well, why? The year 2000, full stop. And time will tell," the minister said, adding that such a concept of the understanding of modernity goes back to the one that was adopted in the Russian Empire.

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