Fifth-grader Timofey from Yekaterinburg school No. 22 was scolded for urging him in a letter to a soldier not to kill people and return home. Children were told to write such letters as part of the Good Letters campaign , which started across Russia on October 3.
Timothy was told that no one would read the letters, and they would go straight to the front, the schoolboy believed. Timofey's mother, activist Nadezhda Sayfutdinova, told It's My City about this. According to her, her son, like herself, holds anti-war views, so the boy decided to write what he thinks in a letter.
“He wrote in a letter that it was not necessary to kill people in a foreign land: “Return soldiers home, do not harm anyone. It is better to die than to become a murderer,” Nadezhda said. The boy pasted a white dove of peace onto the envelope.
A few days later, Timofey was summoned for a conversation by a teacher. She asked if he added "something of himself" to the text of the letter. The boy was frightened and “thought that they would come to arrest him now,” Nadezhda reports a conversation with his son. However, the teacher limited herself to a verbal reprimand to Timothy, saying that he had to write a letter according to a template, and no one was interested in his personal opinion. In the electronic diary, Timofey has an A for this task.
The Good Letters campaign was officially launched by the Russian Movement of Children and Youth, the actual head of which (chairman of the Supervisory Board) is Vladimir Putin.
On October 8, The Insider wrote that in Moscow, a fifth-grader was taken to the police department because of an avatar with yellow and blue colors. The director informed her. In a statement, he spoke well of the student's academic performance and character, but asked to "examine the living conditions of the family and establish cause-and-effect relationships of such a child's behavior, his civic position." In addition, the director asked the police to “influence the educational position” of the mother so that she would not “influence” her daughter with “the conviction of her own political views” and would not encourage “the discussion of interethnic and political issues in the children's team.”
The family's apartment was searched, even bed linen was examined. The juvenile affairs inspector told the mother that the family would be summoned to a commission for preventive registration.