Cover Osteuropa 12/2022

In Osteuropa 12/2022

“Blood Is Dripping from the Satchel”
Patriotism Education in Russian Schools

Dar’ja Talanova

Deutsche Fassung


Teaching patriotic duties is high on the agenda in Russia’s schools. Pupils are forced to write letters to the front, collect humanitarian aid for the residents of the Donbas, and celebrate the “Russian Spring”. Since September 1, 2022, teachers have had to start every school week by raising the Russian flag and conducting a classroom lesson on the “special operation”. However, ideological education did not enter Russia’s schools recently. Since 2012, it has played an increasingly important role in curricula and in extracurricular activities in particular.

(Osteuropa 12/2022, pp. 115–143)