In St. Petersburg, pupils from local colleges were rounded up to congratulate Putin on his birthday. They marched with Russian flags to Palace Square through the arch of the General Staff and lined up in the phrase "Putin is my president" (without a dash). It was recorded and edited by the St. Petersburg TV channel, its founder is JSC GATR, the ultimate owner is the administration of the governor of St. Petersburg.
The day before, Sota reported that students were taken to Dvortsovaya, forced to shout “Happy Birthday”, “Russia” and line up in words. Flags and posters with congratulations to young people were given out. All this was filmed from a drone, and then turned into a solemn video on the state channel. Also, the St. Petersburg TV channel reported that more than 2.5 thousand activists of the Volunteer Company and Young Guard came out to congratulate Putin and shoot a video. According to Sota and Rotunda, members of this organization were involved in the beating of Sota journalist Pyotr Ivanov, which the security forces refused to investigate. Ivanov published texts devoted to the "Volunteer Company" and its main activity - the organization of pro-government rallies.
Children were especially actively used to record congratulations this year. In the Yugra kindergarten "Snegurochka", children danced to Putin and sang "Loaf-loaf, congratulate the president." In Krasnodar Tikhoretsk, students were traditionally put on their knees. In Timashevsk (also in the Krasnodar region), schoolchildren were led out to march with a huge portrait of Putin.
Here is another congratulations from the kids. It was recorded in kindergarten No. 3 "Rainbow" (Donskoye village, Stavropol Territory). There are more Z-symbols in the video than children.
Students of secondary and sports schools across the country were forced to congratulate Putin; dozens of videos were published on social networks on October 7, in which children lined up in a row read, most often, poetic wishes to the Russian president.
“Our dear president, you were born at such a moment, it was in the year of the dragon, to rule according to the law,” schoolchildren in the Ugra school recited.
In the city of Kalach-on-Don, schoolchildren not only read out congratulations, but also demonstrated physical training to the song of Gazmanov. Congratulations were recorded especially actively in schools where there are judo and sambo sections, for example, in Kashira.
The poem was also read in Morshansk.
“Inconspicuous in appearance, maybe even timid, but hard inside, like steel and granite. Even without the help of a nuclear button, he will inspire respect for anyone.
Vladimir Putin is a man of mystery, Vladimir Putin is the best agent. Vladimir Putin is the guardian of order, Vladimir Putin is our president. He is charming, fearless and pure in soul, like that spring. Oh, my Russia, that moment is beautiful when he arose in power. With the understanding of a jeweler, he cut his country. He has wisdom, honor, courage, strength and pride for his country.”
There are a huge number of such videos on the network, only on VKontakte there are dozens of videos under the hashtag #zaputina, many schools publish them without description in their vk-groups. Schoolchildren from the partially annexed Kherson region also had to congratulate Putin. On the video - children from the city of Skadovsk.
Many people who are not familiar with the geography of Ukraine learned about the Ukrainian city of Skadovsk not so long ago from the news - there the Russian military kidnapped the mayor, who later managed to escape. Also, residents of Skadovsk told human rights activists about torture. Now they are filming children congratulating Vladimir Putin on his 70th birthday.