Vladimir Putin has put through a law giving the government approval of history textbooks. His concern is that the Soviet era has been portrayed in too negative a light. His government is more interested in some sort of balancing that doesn't make Russians ashamed of their past.
It's not really human to strip all nobility from the narrative. Of course this would not be the only case of revisionist history. Some unflattering things have been watered down in our history texts. Ridiculous versions are available which wildly over correct this. I'm a little more concerned that modes of thought have been subtly altered in ways of which most people are unaware. There are omissions and mischaracterizations in the story which incline people towards statism. (This is beyond even the impulses provided by human nature itself.) Brink Lindsey does a fine job of dealing with this in his book Against The Dead Hand and it is touched upon by Joshua Muravchik in Heaven On Earth:The Rise and Fall of Socialism.
At some point I hope to followup with some posts drawn from source material, that differ from the conventional wisdom regarding important aspects of economic history.