Sunday, October 22, 2023

Karabulak Regional Procuracy Urges Ingush Republic Interior Ministry to Examine History Textbooks for Extremism

Paul Goble

            Staunton, Oct. 19 – The controversy over new Russian history textbooks and their treatment of Stalin’s deportations ( and has taken a new turn.

            Now, the procuracy of the Karabulak region in Ingushetia has called on the republic interior ministry to examine the texts for extremism because, as he points out, they threaten to spark interethnic hostility ( and

            It is highly unlikely that Moscow will permit Magas to do so, but the case calls attention to something that the Kremlin may not have calculated. All its new laws on extremism can be turned against it because in most cases, the central Russian authorities are more guilty than anyone else of what they are charging others with.

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