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Dostoyevsky is one of Russia's best teachers

Dostoyevsky is one of Russia's best teachers

Russian novels are not known for their happy endings. But the country’s education minister believes that the works of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov have ensured positive outcomes for thousands of students.  And Dmitry Livanov, the Russian minister of education and science, has suggested that the rest of the world should follow his country’s lead by compelling students to study their own nation’s literary canon.  Mr Livanov, who was speaking to TES during a visit to the UK for the Education World Forum this week, said it was a great source of pride for his country that all children read the Russian classics.  Other nations, including England, should take note, he added.

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