The education Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church round table dedicated to the discussion of the school course of basics of Orthodox culture, has published draft recommendations, which were then sent to the government of the country.
The document, quoted by the news Agency «Moscow» provides support spiritually-moral education and responsibility for its poor quality, which is supposed to be like public institutions and their leaders, as well as to «parents, educators and adult citizens». What measures will be applied in case of lack of spirituality in children, the project is not specified.
The Ministry of education should, according to legislators, to form the Council for spiritual and moral education, where, in addition to scientists and social activists, it is necessary to attract priests. One of the functions of this Council should be the evaluation of textbooks in terms of their conformity to moral norms, and to publishers of this kind of «literature» to provide benefits.
In addition, the document contains a proposal to the Ministry of education and Ministry of interior to cooperate in countering the «anti-social verbal behavior» referring to the obscene language and also the requirement for regional authorities to provide the teaching of fundamentals of Orthodoxy.