"But almost nothing was done by government institutions to provide the Russian immigrants with neutral, basic information about their new turbulent country" If there was a state course on this, it would be highly unethical, as necessarily a certain political narrative must be chosen. Imagine the immigrants going to such a course! That is like brainwashing (no matter if it is left or right wing based). It would be like state sanctioned Pravda. On the other hand, the immigrants are not kids. They always had access to local russian language media and anyone interested could be informed quickly about the situation. It is funny that an immigrant herself, she proposes a paternalistic behavior towards the immigrants.
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from the article: What Bill Clinton needs to understand about ‘Russian’ Israelis