Russia presents a textbook on the History of Crimea



2014/11/19 • Russia

A textbook titled History of Crimea for high schoolers was presented in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday, November 19.

“When we saw those so-called textbooks they used in Ukraine, the scholars were horrified. So soon after Crimea and Sevastopol’s reunification with Russia, there was an initiative to write a normal, good, scientific history of Crimea,” noted Russian Minister for Culture Vladimir Medinsky at the presentation.

On March 16, 2014, a so-called referendum on the status of Crimea and Sevastopol was held on the peninsula, which resulted in Russia’s accession of Crimea. Ukraine, the European Union and the U.S. did not validate this vote and think Russia annexed Crimea.

Ukraine and the West are accusing Russia of supplying weapons and manpower to Donbas, as well as invading eastern Ukraine. Moscow denies these accusations.

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina
Source: Radio Liberty

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  • Milton Devonair

    God, russia and russians are always such a plague upon humans. russia and muslims seem to always cause humans never ending misery…..

  • DejaVu

    If Crimea is Russian then Turkey can claim a right to protect Crimean Tatar’s and take the territory back and give it to Ukraine.

  • TheBlogFodder

    Russian “history” like all Russian “facts” makes Hans Christian Anderson seem like a model of truthfulness