Speaker of the Chechen Parliament Magomed Daudov reported that Ramzan Kadyrov ordered the withdrawal of a history textbook for the 10th grade, edited by Vladimir Medinsky, from Chechen schools. Then he edited the post, removing the part about the confiscation of books.
According to Daudov, the authors of the textbook will rewrite the chapter on the deportation of Chechens. For this purpose, the federal authorities created a special working group. It included heads of regions whose residents experienced deportation during the Second World War.
Daudov said that he talked about the textbook with the head of the presidential administration department, Andrei Yarin, as well as with one of the authors of the textbook, Vladimir Medinsky. Medinsky, in his words, “admitted that this chapter was taken without changes from previous editions and assured of his readiness to put it in order.”
Earlier it was reported that several public figures in the North Caucasus criticized the new school textbook on the history of Russia. It states that the basis for Stalin’s deportations of peoples were “facts of cooperation” between the Karachais, Kalmyks, Chechens, Ingush, Balkars and Crimean Tatars with the occupying forces of Nazi Germany. The text about repressed peoples is included in the textbook under the paragraph “Accomplices of the occupiers.”
The head of the Ingush human rights organization Mashr, Magomed Mutsolgov, in a comment to Fortanga, recalled that “during the Great Patriotic War, the territory of Checheno-Ingushetia was not occupied by the Nazis, German troops were stopped on the approaches to the Ingush city of Malgobek.”
He also noted that “the deportation of the peoples of the USSR was officially, at the state level, condemned.” Mutsolgov added that the law on the rehabilitation of repressed peoples implies “cultural, historical, territorial, etc. rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the law has not yet been implemented by the authorities and, accordingly, justice has not been restored.”