New School Curriculum For DPR/LPR – Part II

Dear Readers,

Continuing this post about preparations for the upcoming school year in the two Ukrainian Separatist areas of Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR).  A conference was recently held in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, by an organization called the “Integration Committee Russia-Donbass”.  As its name implies, the organization assists the two Separatist areas to reintegrate back into Russian civilizational space.  Now that they have seceded, for political reasons, from the central government in Kiev, and it is highly dubious that they will ever return to Ukrainian jurisdiction.

In Luhansk, workers unload humanitarian supplies shipped from Russia.

During this conference a session was devoted to educational issues.  Yesterday we covered the round-table presentation of Natalia Tikhonskaya, Deputy Director of the Council of Ministers of LPR.  Today’s post covers the presentation of Alla Podtynnaya, Director of Luhansk School (Gymnasium) #60.  In August 2014 this particular school was bombed by the Ukrainian military.  “When our homes were destroyed and our schools were burned,” Alla recounts, “we did not allow ourselves to become enraged.  Instead, we pulled together.  The proof of that is that we are still teaching the Ukrainian language and literature, even though our native tongue is Russian.  In the Ukrainian language textbooks that we have put together, there is no place for the likes of Bandera and Shukhevych, but there is definitely a place for the living and melodic Ukrainian language.”

September 2014: Many Luhansk schools were half-empty, due to the shelling.

Podtynna recalled: “In August 2014 an aerial cassette-bomb fell on the roof of our school.  It fractured onto numerous tiles (of the roof), and the residents of this block, grabbing pails (of water) and rags, and whatever they had, rushed to put out the fires.  But [just a couple of weeks later], on September 1, our school opened for the new year.  At that time we had 160 children.  Now we have 2,000.  The biggest thing which our teachers have won — is the right to teach in the great Russian language.”

Responding to a question regarding bilingual education, Podtynnaya reported that Luhansk schools teach one hour of Ukrainian language and two hours of Ukrainian literature per week.  Parents were given a choice, whether they wanted their children to be taught in Russian or Ukrainian.  If any of the parents had picked Ukrainian, then there would have been a Ukrainian track.  But there were no takers.

Re-Integration Must Involve the Youth

In the course of this post, we mentioned the Integration Committee, which just met in Rostov-on-Don, and where Natalia and Alla spoke about the Luhansk school situation, the new textbooks, and so on.

There is even more backstory to cover.  The Integration Committee “Russia – Donbass” was formed a few months back, in March of this year and now meets regularly in Rostov-on-Don.  I have this piece from back then, also from PolitNavigator.  At the founding session of this Committee, a man named Rem Kiselev gave a presentation on his project to honor the “Young Guard” of the anti-Hitlerite underground in wartime Nazi-occupied Krasnodon.  Rem is a political activist, a member of the United Russia party, and a Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Regional Section of the “Young Guard”, the youth wing of United Russia.

Alexander Fadeev

Rem is active in the movement to reintegrate Donbass — particularly Luhansk — back into the Russian civilizational space.  After wandering for 25 years in the go-nowhere Ukrainian wilderness.  People who are well-read on Ukrainian issues know that the people of the Donbass are the most Soviet of all Soviet peoples.  They never accepted the dissolution of the Soviet Union.  They are Russians to the bone, but Soviets to the marrow of the marrow of the bone.  They didn’t mind learning Ukrainian, but they never would have accepted Bandera and Shukhevych as their heroes, no matter how the Kiev fascists tried to cram these psychopaths down their throats.  Victoria Nuland’s Gauleiters pointed guns at them and ordered them to “Kneel to Bandera,” and they replied, quietly but respectfully, like Bartleby the Scrivener, “I prefer not to.”  And the rest is history.

A whole lot of history here, a lot of issues, and an interesting excursion into the world of Alexander Fadeev’s young heroes.  Can their lives and their deeds inspire the people of the Donbass during their process of re-integration back into Russian civilization?

[to be continued]

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2 Responses to New School Curriculum For DPR/LPR – Part II

  1. White Power to you all. We will defeat you antifa scum once and for all.


    • yalensis says:

      Dear Elijah:
      I am very disappointed in you. White Power is not a forward-looking program.
      Nor is Jew-hating.
      Neither of these things can lead to anything good.
      If you have any shred of a conscience in you, I call upon you to repent of your hateful tendencies and learn to love other people.
      Love is really the only way, and only possible way, forward for the human race.

      Allow me to quote from one of my favorite American novels, there is so much wisdom in here, that wicked people like you cannot fathom:

      But, of old, there was One whose suffering changed an instrument of torture, degradation and shame, into a symbol of glory, honor, and immortal life; and, where His spirit is, neither degrading stripes, nor blood, nor insults, can make the Christian’s last struggle less than glorious.

      Was he alone, that long night, whose brave, loving spirit was bearing up, in that old shed, against buffeting and brutal stripes?

      Nay! There stood by him ONE,—seen by him alone,—”like unto the Son of God.”

      The tempter stood by him, too,—blinded by furious, despotic will,—every moment pressing him to shun that agony by the betrayal of the innocent. But the brave, true heart was firm on the Eternal Rock. Like his Master, he knew that, if he saved others, himself he could not save; nor could utmost extremity wring from him words, save of prayer and holy trust.

      “He’s most gone, Mas’r,” said Sambo, touched, in spite of himself, by the patience of his victim.

      “Pay away, till he gives up! Give it to him!—give it to him!” shouted Legree. “I’ll take every drop of blood he has, unless he confesses!”

      Tom opened his eyes, and looked upon his master. “Ye poor miserable critter!” he said, “there ain’t no more ye can do! I forgive ye, with all my soul!” and he fainted entirely away.

      “I b’lieve, my soul, he’s done for, finally,” said Legree, stepping forward, to look at him. “Yes, he is! Well, his mouth’s shut up, at last,—that’s one comfort!”

      Yes, Legree; but who shall shut up that voice in thy soul? that soul, past repentance, past prayer, past hope, in whom the fire that never shall be quenched is already burning!

      Yet Tom was not quite gone. His wondrous words and pious prayers had struck upon the hearts of the imbruted blacks, who had been the instruments of cruelty upon him; and, the instant Legree withdrew, they took him down, and, in their ignorance, sought to call him back to life,—as if that were any favor to him.

      “Sartin, we ‘s been doin’ a drefful wicked thing!” said Sambo; “hopes Mas’r ‘ll have to ‘count for it, and not we.”

      They washed his wounds,—they provided a rude bed, of some refuse cotton, for him to lie down on; and one of them, stealing up to the house, begged a drink of brandy of Legree, pretending that he was tired, and wanted it for himself. He brought it back, and poured it down Tom’s throat.

      “O, Tom!” said Quimbo, “we’s been awful wicked to ye!”

      “I forgive ye, with all my heart!” said Tom, faintly.

      “O, Tom! do tell us who is Jesus, anyhow?” said Sambo;—”Jesus, that’s been a standin’ by you so, all this night!—Who is he?”

      The word roused the failing, fainting spirit. He poured forth a few energetic sentences of that wondrous One,—his life, his death, his everlasting presence, and power to save.

      They wept,—both the two savage men.

      “Why didn’t I never hear this before?” said Sambo; “but I do believe!—I can’t help it! Lord Jesus, have mercy on us!”

      “Poor critters!” said Tom, “I’d be willing to bar’ all I have, if it’ll only bring ye to Christ! O, Lord! give me these two more souls, I pray!”

      That prayer was answered!

      Peace and Love.


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