Ukraine to include Crimean Tatar exile in textbooks

Teachers will also inform pupils about the events of Maidan that took place at the beginning of 2014 in the capital Kiev, forcing pro-Russian former president Viktor Yanukovich to flee office.

Ukraine to include Crimean Tatar exile in textbooks

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It has been agreed that text books on Ukrainian history will include more exact facts about Crimean Tatar deportation of 1944, as the war-torn nation's school curriculum is being discussed.

Vesti newspaper quoted the Ukrainian Ministry of Education as saying that the textbook’s new edition, which is being discussed till August 20, will replace the term ‘the Great Patriotic War’ to World War II, as well as include “more detailed information about Crimean deportation and activity of OUN-UPA and Ukrainian dissidents.”

Teachers will also inform pupils about the events of Maidan that took place at the beginning of 2014 in the capital Kiev, forcing pro-Russian former president Viktor Yanukovich to flee office. However, the curriculum will not talk about the the crackdown against pro-Russian separatists who took up arms in the east of the country following the events.

After the events of Maidan, Russia also moved in to annex the Crimean peninsula following a referendum held by the pro-Russian autonomous government of Crimea, much to the dislike of the 300,000 native Muslim Crimean Tatars who largely opposed the take over, fearing a repeat of 1944 when they were completely expelled as part of former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's policy.

As there are no enough funds, it is unlikely that the books be re-written this year.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Ağustos 2014, 16:16
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