On June 27, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova announced work on the inclusion of historical education in educational programs for elementary grades in Russian schools.
In addition, it is planned to establish uniform requirements for teaching and studying history in higher educational institutions.
“Now we are working on the issue of including historical education in educational programs for elementary grades. In the same year, it is planned to establish uniform requirements for teaching history for all universities in the country and ensure its study for all specialties and areas of training in the amount of at least 144 academic hours, ”Golikova said at a meeting of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the implementation of state policy in the field of protection families and children.
Plans to introduce the study of history from the first grade became known in April. The Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergey Kravtsov noted that there will be no separate history lessons, junior schoolchildren will begin to study “the history of their family, their land, their region” as part of the subject “The world around them.”
At the same time, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, during a welcoming speech to the participants of the first All-Russian school historical forum “Strength in Truth!” noted that a deep knowledge of one’s history allows one to draw correct conclusions from the past. He drew attention to the importance of the desire of young people to learn, develop and contribute to the protection of historical truth.
Also in April, it was reported that from September 1 of the next academic year, the anthem will be played at the beginning of the school week in every school. This event will be accompanied by the raising of the national flag.