MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. The United States is bankrolling the development of textbook content used in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) that present a distorted picture of the Soviet Union’s history, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said on Thursday.
He stressed that "an extremely dangerous threat from the arsenal of Western hybrid tools comes from its attempts to falsify history and resurrect fascism."
"The West has been conducting such endeavors practically since the end of World War II in order to downplay the role that the Soviet people, and the people of CIS countries today, played in the triumph over fascism," Patrushev said at a meeting of CIS security chiefs on Thursday.
"Schoolbooks and educational textbooks financed by Washington for CIS member states provide an extremely warped understanding of the USSR and the role of Russia in the establishment of countries in Central Asia and Transcaucasia," he stated.
Patrushev noted that the CIS is aware of this problem and within the framework of the unification process, it intends to develop humanitarian cooperation, including issues that cover the preservation of its shared cultural and historical heritage in addition to humanitarian values.