De-russification: Zelensky’s government orders the destruction of 100 million books

Because books are weapons, either defensive or offensive. Kiev aims to ensure the destruction of 100 books that "spread evil."

Ukrainian, De-russification: Zelensky’s government orders the destruction of 100 million books

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to Ukrainian news agency Interfax, the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandra Koval instructed the Ukrainian Book Institute to destroy so-called Russian propaganda literature, all books published in Russia, published in Russian or translated from Russian.

According to Oleksandra Koval, director of the Ukrainian Book Institute and former president of the Ukrainian Publishers Forum, the order issued by the Kiev government on May 19, 2022, aims to ensure the destruction of 100 million books that “spread evil.”

Read also: Check out our coverage on curated alternative narratives

Only a few copies are kept in university libraries and serve as objects of study for researchers studying the “origin of evil.”

Oleksandra Koval. (Photo internet reproduction)
Oleksandra Koval. (Photo internet reproduction)

This official campaign to destroy books, launched in Ukraine, affects all the classics of Russian literature, from Alexander Pushkin to Leo Tolstoy and the works of Dostoevsky.

Former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt posted a text on Twitter on May 21, which he later retracted, accusing Russia of burning Ukrainian books – a false claim.

Europe and the world have not seen mass book burnings since the Nazi book burnings in World War II.