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As was emphasized by the Chief of Staff of the , , the problems with excessive multiplicity of school books on history, which differ in their approach, are so serious that sometimes “children simply don’t understand what it’s all about”. He expressed the will for creation of one unified all-new rethought schoolbook and reminded that President Putin recently expressed the same concern in a speech, saying there is need for a book with verified contents, reviewed by experts and written in clear .
One of the chairmen of the RHS,, prior to the meeting published an article on the news website, where he suggested the new book has to be created by scientific society with the help of mass audience “using Wikipedia technology” under government control. He described a possible three-step process of creating the book and reviewing the text by maximum wide-scale Russian scientific community and volunteer participants.
centenary events were also announced including plans to build Russia’s first World War I memorial. Simultaneously, in Moscow an exhibition was opened, entitled “Pushkins, who kept company with Tsars”. The story behind it is about relationships of two ancient Russian families: Romanovs and Pushkins, whose famous representative is , considered the greatest Russian poet of all time so far.
Ivanov also urged RHS to play a major role in 400-year House of Romanov celebration events which are due to continue through the year. The jubilee is set after the 1613 year enthronement of, who became the first Romanov on the throne, and whose reign ended the so-called . A re-printed edition of a hand-written XVII century book about Mikhail Fyodorovich’s enthronement was presented at the meeting.
Ivanov said Russians must learn their lessons from that period as some of them are still actual. In his words, people must not let any new “Times of Troubles” appear, as such “times” lead to destruction, and the only way to prevent them is people’s unity.
The RHS was created last year and is supposed to be a successor to thefounded in 1866 by prominent scientists, statesmen, and military commanders of that time to preserve and organize historical documents. The society was abandoned with the with its headquarters being vandalized. In the course of year 2012 it was re-established as a scientific and social organization. Its head became , the speaker of the , the lower house of the national parliament. Co-founders were the , , , Kremlin Museum, Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society, and other bodies.
The Romanovs were enthroned after the Assembly of the Land of Moscow Tsardom gathered in 1613. The Assembly started on January 16 in, where the land’s nobles gathered to try to solve problmes of the Times of Troubles. On February 21 ( ; March 3 in ) the Assembly elected Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov as new Tsar, founding the new royal dynasty. Russia vastly expanded during his governance, attaching territories up to Pacific Ocean shores. Later, with , Russia became the , but in the early twentieth century with the 1917 revolution the monarchy was overturned and Emperor killed. The emerged instead and survived two world wars until it was disassembled in 1991. The modern and several were created instead. Now there are some Russian and foreign political forces supporting restoration of the Empire; the only legal political body promoting this idea in Russia is the . It is registered and operates in city, where Nicholas II with his family were killed by in 1918. The city has a number of memorials dedicated to these events, and is one of the main locations to hold 400-year jubilee ceremonies, which are to be substantially supported by the .