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The foundation for Russia’s patriotic education was laid in the Soviet school system. Today, the patriotic education is not only bolstering the Russian government’s thirst for power, says Anna Sanina from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg. “Russian society has diverse social needs and a demand for political structures to fill the void created by the absence of an official ideology. The new rise of patriotic education is one example of this phenomenon.”
Patriotism fills Russia’s ideological void | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

Various forces are trying to guide the political development in Russia. Civic education, grounded in strong patriotism, has become very popular.