Ukraine is about to ban classic Russian literature, officials say.
Ukraine is working on regulatory measures that would enable the removal of over 100 million Russian classic books, including the works of Pushkin and Dostoyevsky, from the country's public schools and libraries, said the head of the Ukrainian Book Institute (a subsidiary of the Ministry of Culture).
According to that statement, Russian poets and writers such as Alexander Pushkin and Fedor Dostoevsky laid the foundation for the Russian world and Russian messianism, and "This is very harmful literature that can influence people's views".
These comments were later reinforced by Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Education and Science who went on to say that any literature that "praises the orc army" will disappear from the country's education programs. The official then cited Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" as one example.
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