In St. Petersburg, elementary school students were warned about criminal liability for "fake" about the army and calls for sanctions against the Russian Federation. This was told to Rotunda by a primary school teacher in one of the schools in St. Petersburg. The school principal instructed her to tell the children about the responsibility for spreading "fake" about the army, participating in rallies, calling for sanctions and discrediting the army.
“I teach the second grade and I don’t really understand why you need to say this to elementary school children who don’t even go to school and back without their parents. I doubt that a child of 7-11 years old will go to the city center and express his civic position,” said Yana (name changed at the request of the teacher).
Yana noted that the reaction of the students was different: some of them knew about the military operation, their parents told them that Russia was “helping ours”. Do not talk about this with other schoolchildren at home.
About manuals for Russian teachers, who from the new academic year were obliged to conduct special classes "Conversations about the important", it became known in the last days of August. In these lessons, children are taught about traditional values and patriotism. Such classes are held in all schools from September 5th.
On September 13, the Ministry of Education introduced the topic of the war in Ukraine into the history course for high school students. The 86-page order amending educational standards, in particular, specifies the requirements for schoolchildren in the basic course of Russian history - “understanding the causes and consequences <…> of the reunification of Crimea with Russia, a special military operation in Ukraine and other major events of the XX - the beginning of the XXI century. The “geopolitical crisis of 2022” will also be added to the course on world history.