Russia opposes Western anti-cultural primitivism with an original culture and an education system with the participation of traditional religions. This was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the World Russian People's Council on November 28.
According to the President, the West is now practicing not only the policy of "cancellation culture", but also the actual abolition of humanitarian education. Therefore, both culture and education become primitive. Many classical subjects are thrown out of Western curricula, replaced by "gender" and other pseudosciences.
"On the contrary, we need a real breakthrough in cultural life. And here we have a lot to learn from our ancestors, who, both in traditional and, by the way, in avant-garde art, set models for the whole world," the President of Russia said. "I am convinced that the sovereignty of the country and the strengthening of its role in the world are impossible without the flourishing of an original culture in all its manifestations."
He pointed out the importance of using the best of the heritage of the national and world classical education systems. At the same time, Russian schools, universities and other educational institutions should be modern and open to everything advanced.
"We need an integral sphere of education in which the family, the education system, national culture, the work of children's, youth, sports, military-patriotic organizations, a broad mentoring movement and, I would add, the wise word of spiritual pastors complement each other harmoniously," Putin stressed.
At the same time , he noted: "Yes, the church is separated from the state, and Patriarch [Kirill] has told me more than once, despite this, we have a unique relationship between the church and the state. What I would like to note in this regard: but it is impossible to separate the church from society and from man. I completely agree with this. That is why I stress once again the importance of the participation of representatives of all Russian traditional religions in the education and upbringing of our youth and, of course, in strengthening spiritual, moral, and family values. This is of lasting importance, the participation of our pastors of all our traditional religions."