In the Nizhny Novgorod region, a 25-year-old English teacher Olga Lizunkova, who told students that it would be better to go to prison than go to war in Ukraine, was charged with “discrediting” the Russian army. Baza reports .
According to the publication, a teacher from the Nizhny Novgorod Engineering and Economic University delivered a speech two days after Vladimir Putin announced a “partial” mobilization in the country. She told the students that they shouldn't go to war as "cannon fodder" because "Ukraine is stronger and will win anyway." According to the teacher, which Baza reports, in this case it is better to go to jail.
Not all students appreciated the speech of the teacher, she was reported to the police. Under the article on “discrediting” a teacher, a fine or administrative arrest awaits.
Updated: the teacher herself told Rise that the students misrepresented everything. ( Referring to the headlines of some media, including Baza, who wrote that the teacher "advised the students to go to jail" ).
“I didn’t advise them to go to jail. They misrepresented. I said prison is better than war."
The administration of the university told the publication that Lizunkova “seems to be no longer working for them.”
After the outbreak of the war, Roskomnadzor demanded that the Russian media, when covering the invasion of Ukraine, use only the wording "special operation". The same is required of citizens. After the introduction of the law on "fakes" about the Russian army, Russian independent media were massively blocked, and Russians are fined even for discussing the war in Ukraine in private conversations with relatives.
The Insider wrote that many cases under articles about "fakes about the Russian army" and "discredit" of the Russian Armed Forces were initiated after denunciations. The Russians report to the security forces both on teachers and on their own children. So, in August, 45-year-old English teacher Irina Gen was sentenced to five years probation in the case of "fake" about the army based on political hatred. The case against Gen was brought after a denunciation by a schoolboy - one of the students of the 8th "b" class, before whom she made an anti-war speech. At the end of June in St. Petersburg, a man denounced his friend for criticizing the war in order to "re-educate" him. A resident of Moscow even wrote a denunciation to the police about her son: after a conflict with him, she complained to the Ministry of Internal Affairs that he was evading military service.