Source Pravda.Ru

Tuva Republic to 'vaccinate' children against nationalism

Questions related to forming civil initiatives for patriotic and internationalist upbringing of the younger generation were discussed in the Tuva Republic.

The Assembly of the Peoples of the Republic was set up in the Tuva. Representatives of the assembly managed to establish close contacts with local schools.

"This is a move in the right direction, as we should start from the very first grade. One should teach children from the very start how to love their country and how to appreciate friends. For example, I am an Orthodox, and here's Garik sitting next to me, he is a Muslim, and this is how we all live together! That's when it will be useful. One needs to start from small things," Viktor Ermakov, army general, Chairman of the All-Russian public organization of veterans of the Armed Forces, told Pravda.Ru.

It was decided to intensify cooperation not only with schools, but also with kindergartens. The head of Tuva, Sholban Kara-ool, said that one should solve problems, educate children and young people together, especially now, when the international situation has aggravated seriously.

"We have a multi-national state, and this respect, acceptance and understanding of people of other nationalities or other religions is necessary as the foundation that keeps us all united, - member of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, Valentina Petrenko told Pravda.Ru. - What they do in Tuva in this direction is not just important - this is an example to follow."

"It's only been 70 years since the great victory over fascism. This is just a part of human life, but nationalist slogans are becoming the rhetoric of power in the brotherly Ukraine - the country that suffered a lot in that war. This suggests that one should train memory constantly. One needs to remember how so-called "vaccinations against nationalism" were done," said the head of Tuva, Sholban Kara-ool.

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