Authorities in annexed Crimea will remove a chapter from a 10th grade history textbook that describes Crimean Tatars as collaborating with Hitler by the beginning of the next school year.

The pro-Moscow council of the Crimean Tatar ethnic group asked de-facto authorities in February to remove the offending textbook from local schools and libraries. The chapter was reported as saying that 20,000 Crimean Tatars served “the Hitlerites with arms” and 14,000 more “fought against [Soviet] partisans” in World War II.

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