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Education in Russian Open to Creation

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Aaron, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Member
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    Russia has been down the path America is walking:
    For decades, Russia was under Communist rule. This meant that everything taught through the education system was dominated by atheistic philosophies. In essence, the State became the decision-maker, law-giver and dictator of morality. It saw no value in the individual. Personal freedoms were grossly limited and religious freedoms were non-existent.

    It is out of such restrictions that the Russian people began to free themselves in the 1990s, with the fall of twentieth-century Communism. This was in some way manifested by an openness to other academic ideas, one of which was biblical creation (see here for a detailed case study of how the fall of Communism in the twentieth century allowed for freedom of thought and teaching of creation). In fact, one such instance was documented by Creation magazine in 1994; Dr Olga Polykovskaya, from the Russian department of Education, was quoted as believing that, “after 75 years of communism and evolutionary teaching, re-education had become one of the country’s greatest needs.” Interestingly, her rationale was that “We want to have very strong moral children.”