For the non-Russian speakers out there, I just called this Zagladin guy an idiot. But in all honesty, he's just a piddling paper puppet for the increasingly sinister cretin running the Kremlin. Demoting the Siege of Leningrad to four words??? "German troops blockaded Leningrad." ?!?!
Great googly moogly! The Siege of Leningrad was an epic event in World War II history, and a memory of horror and strength for the Soviet Union. Between 640,000 and 800,000 people died during the 900-day Siege of Leningrad. There was no food! There was no heat! People ate sawdust. Some turned to cannibalism to stay alive. Most of the dead are buried in enormous, trough-like mass graves, 50,000 to a trough.
"German troops blockaded Leningrad."
Just imagine if 9/11 had wiped out not only the WTC, but also half of the population of the five boroughs, and our textbooks only read: "9/11 was really bad." I'm appalled on behalf of the people who survived (and died) in the Siege, and I'm appalled for the Russian kids missing out on their history.
I have never liked Putin. He gives me the creeps. I now extend this creepy feeling to his cowardly minions at the Ministry of Education, who pulled a perfectly good textbook from schools, Russia-wide. They're scared of Putin and his well-dressed thugs and their vaults of cash and weapons. I could go on for days about this, but let's just say, the devil wears Armani in Moscow. Putin is a Bad Russian, kiddies.
And peeps, I'm no fool when it comes to Russians.
Mutha Russia will rot from the head... I gua-rahn-tee ya.