The Department of General and Additional Education of the Novosibirsk City Hall asked the municipal educational institutions under its control to advertise their service under the contract in the RF Armed Forces. This is reported by the publication "Taiga.Info" with reference to a copy of the appeal signed by the head of the department Valeria Sutyagina.
Contract service is possible in the Russian Federation from the age of 18, while the majority of Russians graduate from school at the age of 17.
The editorial source clarified that we can talk about schools, kindergartens and organizations of additional education. Organizations were sent "recommendations" to post "campaign materials on entering the military service under the contract" on websites and social networks. Inside there are eight banners on which Russians are promised "high social status", "high level of monetary allowance", as well as "social guarantees and benefits". All materials are marked 18+.
The Municipal Gymnasium No. 6 "Gornostai" has already placed an advertisement for military service under a contract on its page on VKontakte. However, after the publication of the publication about this post was deleted . Gymnasium "Ermine" is headed by ex-deputy of the City Council from "United Russia" Irina Putintseva.
The department that sends out the letters is part of the education department of the mayor's office, its head is Ramil Akhmetgareev. The document says it was prepared "in accordance with a letter from the deputy mayor," whose name was not named. The vice-mayor in charge of education is Valery Schwarzkopp (United Russia).
Earlier, the advertisement of PMC Wagner began to be shown on television, a Russian woman noticed a video on the Novosibirsk TV channel NSK 49. In the video, Yevgeny Prigozhin calls on Russians to sign up for the Wagner group, promising a "friendly team" and "male work." In 2022, a few months after the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, banners advertising PMCs also appeared in different regions of Russia.