Putin created a commission for historical education in Russia. It will be headed by Vladimir Medinsky
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the creation of an interdepartmental commission for historical education. This document is published on the official portal of legal information.
The Commission was created with the aim of “ensuring a systematic and offensive approach to the issue of defending the national interests of the Russian Federation related to the preservation of historical memory and the development of educational activities in the field of history.”
The commission will coordinate the activities of government agencies and the scientific community to develop a unified approach to historical education, prevent attempts to “falsify history”, as well as analyze the activities of foreign structures “damaging Russia’s national interests in the historical sphere.”
Aide to the President of Russia Vladimir Medinsky has been appointed head of the commission.