Cover Osteuropa 2-4/2014

In Osteuropa 2-4/2014

Canonical without?
The First World War in Modern Russian Textbooks

Aleksandr Golubev

Deutsche Fassung


An “official discourse” on Russian history is taking place only in schoolbooks, whose content is controlled by the state. The presentation of the First World War stood, and stands, far behind that of the “Great Patriotic War” in schoolbooks as well. The result is a shocking ignorance about this historical phase among those who have completed grade school.

(Osteuropa 2-4/2014, pp. 389–404)