Russian students should not study the Holocaust.
A leader in the Russian Orthodox Church said Russian students should
not study the Holocaust.
Evgeny Nikiforov, chairman of the Radonezh Orthodox Society, said
it's absurd that Russian students should learn tolerance by studying
the murder of Jews during World War II rather than the Russian
tragedies of the 20th century, according to the Interfax news agency.
"The history of Russian tragedy -- the Russian Holocaust -- has not
been written down yet and it is absolutely absurd to study the
history of Jewish, Hungarian, Cambodian or other people's tragedies
while our own history has not been studied," he said.
Nikiforov addedthat he found it "strange that we Russians should
learn tolerance from the Jewish nation's history," when "the richest
Russian history, especially in the 20th century, gives a lot of
positive and negative examples for tolerance study."