Two students of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University, who condemned the “patriotic” Z-action of third-year student Stepan Antropov on social networks, were expelled, five students, including the head of the course, were severely reprimanded. This is reported by the source of The Insider.
According to the interlocutor, the decision was made at the “ethics commission” in this case with the participation of the dean of the Faculty of Journalism Elena Vartanova, who was “adamant”. Antropov himself was not at the discussion, since the leadership does not consider him a violator. At the same time, they tried to hide the commission from students, the student council was not allowed to discuss, the source emphasizes.
The telegram channel “First University” also reports about the expulsion of female students. According to a source at the faculty, the commission focused on the fact that students used obscenities in insults.
Students on Twitter also report that two girls have been expelled, while the rest have been reprimanded.
Earlier, the leadership of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University condemned the reaction of students who criticized Antropov's action. The students' conflict was decided to be discussed at the "ethical commission" of the faculty. “Rudeness and intolerance towards the expression of patriotism is unacceptable for the faculty,” the leadership said in a statement. To Antropov himself, who violated the charter of the faculty with his action, the journalism faculty has no complaints.
On September 23, Antropov came in a T-shirt with a Z-symbol and waved the flag of the "LNR". Classmates in a student chat reminded him that any political activity within the walls of the university is prohibited. The personal data of those who disagreed with the "patriot" were distributed through Z-channels with an appeal to write and call students.
After the outbreak of a full-scale war in Ukraine, students and teachers of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University told The Insider how the faculty administration forbids talking about the war and “foreign agents”, cuts the salaries of dissenting teachers and propagates state propaganda.