Why Stalin is causing a classroom storm in Russia

History lessons about Josef Stalin’s campaign of repression are dangerous to the health of students, Russian authorities have concluded. Andrei Suslov, a history professor at Perm State University in western Russia, wrote a history book that is now being contested by the Roskomnadsor, or Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. The state authority classified the textbook as “dangerous to the health of children.”