In Russian schools, it is necessary to “restore historical justice” and remove Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago from the literature curriculum. This was stated by Dmitry Vyatkin, First Deputy Head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma. The MP called for the abandonment of books that “have not stood the test of time, which do not correspond to reality,” TASS reports.
“As shown by the historical analysis of the Gulag Archipelago, which has not yet been removed, and I think it will not be long in school programs, many facts were “sucked out of thin air” by Alexander Isaevich, invented. Historians have checked all the facts. There was an attempt to get a prize for this – for the fact that he blotted out his own Motherland in the mud, ”Vyatkin believes.
The State Duma Committee on Culture will listen to the opinion of experts in the field of pedagogy and culture, parents and teachers about the rejection of certain works. We are talking about works in which the authors “humiliate Russia and pour mud on it.”
“Those works that have not stood the test of time, that do not correspond to reality, “gossip in the form of versions,” as Vysotsky wrote and sang, without any doubt, should be excluded from the school curriculum,” says Vyatkin.
At the same time, the issue of excluding the book “The Gulag Archipelago” was not discussed either in the faction of the party in the State Duma, or in the relevant Duma committee, assured coordinator of the direction “Modern education and advanced science” of the people’s program “United Russia” Olga Kazakova.
“Issues of exclusion from the school curriculum of a particular section, work, or vice versa, inclusion in the program is a complex and lengthy process. Such decisions are not made just like that, on the basis of private opinion,” Kazakova said.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the idea of returning several works of Soviet classics to the compulsory school curriculum, including Alexander Fadeev and Konstantin Simonov.
At a meeting with veterans and residents of besieged Leningrad, Vladimir Putin supported the proposal to return the works of Soviet classics to the compulsory school curriculum. “This year, the necessary changes will be made to the school curriculum in literature, and at least a number of works by Soviet authors, including Alexander Fadeev’s The Young Guard, Yuri Bondarev’s Hot Snow, should return to the school curriculum,” he confirmed. Vyatkin.