Omitting the past’s darker chapters

Library Stuff writes “From The Chicago Tribune:

Russians remember the Siege of Leningrad–a brutal, 872-day blockade of Russia’s second-largest city by Nazi troops that killed 1.7 million people–as a dark, crucial moment in their history. Yet one of the most popular history textbooks in Russian classrooms casually distills the event into a mere four words. “German troops blockaded Leningrad.”