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Ukraine war: People are fighting and dying for Putin's version of history

Vladimir Putin invoked history to justify his country's invasion of Ukraine. His regime is feeding domestic audiences propaganda insisting that the Russian army fights "against Nazism"

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Vladimir Putin invoked history to justify his country’s invasion of Ukraine. To cement that message at home, his regime is feeding domestic audiences propaganda insisting that the Russian army fights “against Nazism” across the globe.
In a bid to ensure this message takes root among the country’s youth, Russia’s Ministry of Education recently announced its intent to create a unified single history course to “correct the presentation of history in universities”. The course, which will be compulsory for all students, aims to “instil in a young person pride in our history, involvement in more than

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First Published: Mar 23 2022 | 11:55 AM IST

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