It is already clear that the new Minister of Education will be rolling up lies and provocations in two directions, will create two media brands. The first is Stalinism / great-power chauvinism / despotism, the second is clericalism / obscurantism / Orthodox Taliban. That is, from Olga Vasilyeva will sculpt the image of a sort of obscurantist-despot. However, this happened to all Russian statesmen who dared to preach enlightened conservatism on the basis of traditional values and derzhavnichestva contrary to liberalism-materialism-socialism. Pobedonostsev is a vivid example of this - it is difficult to find a leader who is more slandered by our freedom-loving intellectuals.
The first false stamp on Vasilyev has already been launched into the media space. Based on the lecture on Klyazma, she was indiscriminately accused of justifying the Stalinist repressions - words taken out of context smashed dozens of handshaking media and bloggers. Even the head of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Borukh Gorin, was noted, indignant at what was not, and demanding the minister to explain what was not. This is a very significant and characteristic moment. It means that they will hit hard with all the artillery.
Meanwhile, Olga Yurievna said something completely different, namely: 1) that it was Stalin who in 1931 began the return of the theme of patriotism and the great Russian stories in state and public discourse; 2) and that the number of people repressed in Perestroika "Ogonyok" is repeatedly exaggerated, and you can only trust the studies of real scientists Zemskov and others.
It would seem, what is so terrible here, where is the justification of repression here? In fact, Vasilyeva encroached on the holy for whole generations of anti-state and Westernizers. She called those sins as a lie, for which Russians have been called upon to repent from the times of Novodvorskaya and Korotich. This is what should make Russians bend their necks when looking back at recent history. And a government official says that you should not do this. For the first time, the Minister of Education of Russia called tens of millions repressed as lies. For the first time, the Minister of Education of Russia said that Stalin had restored Russian statehood and historical pride to Russia after many years of revolutionary rampant. It's a sign. For us, statesmen, and for them, anti-state. The latter are extremely few among the people, but they are still a lot in the elite (in the same journalism), which is much more pleasant to serve the oligarchy under the guise of freedom than to serve the country.
However, this is not the most dangerous blow. In the near future, I am sure, a wave of accusations against Vasilyeva of clericalism and supposedly obscurantism will begin - and here you can find much more mass support among the most diverse sections of the people. One of the leaders of "oligarchic journalism" Venediktov immediately denounced Vassilyev as an obscurantist and left the Council at the Ministry of Education and Science - and that was also a sign, even a "black mark". At the same time, many supporters of leftist convictions will support Venediktov - communists-Bolsheviks, atheists, various kinds of materialists. And this is extremely significant, as it returns us to the times when liberalism and Marxism came from the same root, the desire to deny God.
Unfortunately, now because of the not always weighted statements of the Church and labeling by a number of supporters of the USSR, the false antagonism of supporters of a strong social state and Orthodoxy, science and faith continues. Such antagonism initially comes from misunderstanding, firstly, the differences between Bolshevism’s Trotskyist / revolutionary and socialist-state socialism of Stalin’s USSR, and secondly, lack of understanding of the value of harmonious knowledge of the world at the same time through religious and scientific consciousness. The point is not Kurginyanov's desire to cross a hedgehog and a snake under the guise of the USSR 2.0, but the need to remove false confrontations between earthly and heavenly justice, in an attempt to sew the historical fabric of Russian history through merging the best experience of tsarist Russia and the great Soviet experiment.
I would like to hope that in the Ministry of Education under Olga Vasilyeva, as a specialist at the junction of the Soviet and Orthodox, they will try to start enlightenment in this particular direction. However, with each such attempt, it will strike at the same time from the liberal and communist wings - that is, anti-state and russophobes under the guise of "freedom fighters" and "fighters for justice."
Unfortunately, Olga Vasilyeva, apparently, the person is extremely emotional, direct and vulnerable, and therefore it will be easy to ruffle and break her. It is much harder for provocateurs to have skinheads. This woman shouldered a huge cross, and it was the duty of the people and the leader to help her in this ministry. Perhaps, for the first time, a Russian education received a person with such a brightly statist, patriotic and religious thinking. And God forbid that it all worked out.
PS We are waiting for the same appointment and the same changes in the information policy of the Russian media. There is an overdue need for this.