Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is opposed to removal of the classic works of the school curriculum. This was stated by chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society, and the media Vladimir Legoyda, commenting on the speech Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov, reports TASS.
According to him, Vladimirov expressed his personal negative attitude to the three works of Russian classics. Legoyda stressed that “the point of view of a priest can in no way be regarded as the intention of the Church to seek exceptions from the curriculum of various authors,” and assured that “no such plans».
He also stressed that the Patriarch speaks “for the preservation of a large amount of teaching Russian language and literature, as well as the” golden list “of the classics of XIX and XX centuries».
Earlier it was reported that in the Patriarchal Commission for the Family, Maternity and Childhood Protection proposes to delete from the school program some works of Chekhov, Kuprin and Bunin. Part of the Commission Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov said that in their stories, “sung free love».