Seven students of the previously dismissed associate professor Mikhail Belousov were expelled from the Faculty of History of St. Petersburg State University, Bumaga reports , citing sources at the university. They were among the 10 people who were previously called to the ethics commission. The remaining three will have "some kind of meeting with the vice-rector for educational work."
One of the expelled students told the publication that he would challenge the decision of the university.
At the end of May, Z-channels circulated screenshots with messages in which Belousov allegedly condemned the "internal" symbolism and said that "a direct and open approval of rashism is disgusting." It was alleged that the associate professor wrote all this in the context of discussing the death of a St Petersburg University student Fyodor Solomonov in the war in Ukraine.
On June 3, Belousov was fired, and a group of his students were summoned to the ethics committee, which ruled that they "considered it appropriate to make fun of" Solomonov's death instead of "showing normal human feelings." It was also decided that the students' actions were "incompatible with the status of a student at St. Petersburg State University."
In October last year, associate professor Denis Skopin was fired from the same university for participating in a rally against mobilization, calling it an "immoral act."