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Moscow - Russian Authorities Burn Books Published With Soros Funds

Published on: January 14, 2016 12:00 PM
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Moscow -  Russian authorities have burned more than 50 books and pulled more than 500 other volumes from college libraries on the grounds they contain sentiments “alien to Russian ideology.”

The books, most of them humanities textbooks, were published with money from the Soros Fund, which in November was declared an “undesirable agent” and forced to stop its work in Russia.

The books were removed from libraries in two colleges in the northwestern Komi region and some were later burned in the school’s courtyard.

The Komi education minister said in a letter dated Wednesday that the books were destroyed to fulfill an order from a presidential envoy requesting that books published with funds from the Soros Fund be removed from circulation. The letter was sent to a local news site in response to its request for information.

The federal cultural minister told reporters on Thursday that he was unaware of the incident, but said he realizes burning books would be a mistake.

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“In principle, book burning is akin to destroying monuments. It looks very bad and conjures strange historical associations which, in my opinion, are totally unacceptable,” said Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, according to reports from the Tass news agency.



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 Jan 14, 2016 at 12:32 PM HankM Says:

Soros is the closest thing America has to a communist (well, Comrades Sanders and DeBlasio notwithstanding). What issue could the Russians possibly have with his ideology?

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 Jan 14, 2016 at 02:02 PM 54321 Says:

George Soros is a devious destructive menace.

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 Jan 14, 2016 at 02:24 PM Erlich Says:

No different than the Satmar Hasidim burning Zionist books or even those by Rabbi Kook.

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 Jan 14, 2016 at 02:47 PM zooog Says:

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Erlich Says:

No different than the Satmar Hasidim burning Zionist books or even those by Rabbi Kook.

NO DIFFERENT Both are 100% justified

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 Jan 14, 2016 at 02:58 PM ayinglefunadorf Says:

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Erlich Says:

No different than the Satmar Hasidim burning Zionist books or even those by Rabbi Kook.

No different than Litvak's burning Chassidishe Books.

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 Jan 14, 2016 at 03:00 PM ayinfglefromadorf Says:

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Erlich Says:

No different than the Satmar Hasidim burning Zionist books or even those by Rabbi Kook.

They burned the Rambam, the Tanya now they burning Soros books.

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 Jan 14, 2016 at 03:01 PM ayinglefromadorf Says:

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Erlich Says:

No different than the Satmar Hasidim burning Zionist books or even those by Rabbi Kook.

Wow. B"H they are not burning Yidden alive, only Books. What do you expect from Christians.

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 Jan 14, 2016 at 08:05 PM wsbrgh Says:

Bs'd. George Soros was MOSER Jewish property and real estate to the Nazis. There were people like him who were killed by Yidden after the war. Do your research.

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 Jan 14, 2016 at 08:51 PM Haimov Says:

It was planned. Soros is long on printing paper.Buy printing paper companies stocks to make money.

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