The Multicultural character of the Russian Federation is not reflected in the history education which has a strong Russocentric approach. History education provides no answers or understanding for the multicultural society in Russia, neither for the ethnic conflicts and tensions at hand. In this context, the EuroClio-MATRA project “Mosaic of Cultures” led to the publication of both a student book and a teacher book. It contains innovative and multicultural material with pedagogical and didactical recommendations and is ready to use for Russian classroom practice.

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Mosaic of Cultures – Teachers Book

Mosaic of Cultures – Students Book

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Introduction  RU
1. Diversity in Unity  RU
2. A vast empire, or an empire of space  RU
3. The sides and the edge, how can I be with you?  RU
4. Roads and Fates  RU
5. The religious palette of Russia  RU
6. The City – unity of dissimilarities  RU
7. Conflicts and their resolution  RU
8. Dialogue of Cultures  RU
Glossary  RU

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Mosaic of Cultures

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History Teachers’ Association of Moscow


Coordinators: Alexander Shevyrev (Moscow State University), Tamara Eidelman (Moscow High School).

Authors: Marina Erokhina , Liudmila Gatagova, Julia Kushnereva, Viktor Shapoval, Olga Strelova, Arthur Tsutsiev, Irina Ukolova, Svetlana Yalovitsyna.

Experts:  Alexey Feldt, Rauf Gizatullin, Viacheslav Jiburtovich, Taisiya Korepanova, Rumiana Kusheva, Ian Blair McKellar, Harald Frode Skram, Dean Smart, Evgueny Viazemsky.

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