On April 5, at the meeting of the State Duma Committee on Science and Higher Education the course “The Foundations of Russian Statehood”, which will be taught in universities, was presented. The textbook lists the values of Russian society without freedom and justice, wrote “Kommersant”.
Olga Petrova, deputy minister of science and higher education, and Andrei Polosin, research director of the Russian DNA project, presented the new course to lawmakers. Training of the first teachers will start in the next few days, and the course will start in September. Among other things, it aims to educate college students and convey to them the values inherent in the Russian civilization, as conceived by the authors of Fundamentals. The new course describes a set of values the authors believe are characteristic of Russian civilization.
It includes “diversity (community spirit, adaptability, stability), harmony (unity, spirituality, goodness), sovereignty (independence, own way of development, identity), trust (legitimacy, idealism, solidarity), creation (the search for new ways of development), and pioneering (freedom and will
. The CPRF deputies were surprised that this list contained no values such as freedom and justice. Polosin responded by saying that these values would be reflected in the full content of the course.