Extracurricular classes on the illegal occupation of Crimea in 2014 are held in captured schools in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
The National Resistance Center got access to the manual, with the help of which the occupiers are supposed to brainwash schoolchildren of the 10th and 11th grades.
The key thing is that the enemy does not mention the role of the Russian military in the process of occupying the peninsula. Thus, according to the manual, the “reunification of Crimea with the Russian Federation” was solely caused by the actions of the local population, which was apparently dissatisfied with the policy of the Ukrainian government. Thus, schoolchildren are told about the alleged “protests” of local residents and their creation of “local self-defense units.” However, there is no mention of the so-called “green men” – servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces without identification marks on their uniforms, who seized control of the peninsula with the help of armored vehicles.
In this way, the occupiers are rewriting history one by one, erasing from it all the facts that do not fit into the propaganda narratives about the “voluntary” occupation of Crimea. In general, these extracurricular activities are just one of the many components of the extensive Russian propaganda and disinformation machine.
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