Lyceum No. 82 of Nizhny Novgorod has introduced rules prohibiting students from “participating in public actions” aimed at “discrediting” the army, government, officials and leadership of the lyceum, the magazine “7×7” noted. Earlier, the director of this lyceum, Nina Govorova, complained to the police about two students who criticized the Russian army in their kitchen.
The new rules, among other things, prohibit participation in the activities of public associations aimed at “undermining the security of the state, creating armed groups,” as well as inciting social, racial, national and religious hatred.
The rules were adopted at a meeting of the teachers’ council on November 13 and agreed upon with the parents’ council on November 16. In the previous version of the rules dated November 2 (a copy of which remains in the cache), prohibitions on “discrediting” are not mentioned.
On November 13, the Astra telegram channel reported that the director of the lyceum filed a complaint with the police against two eleventh-graders after she saw a video in which they discussed Ukraine and Russia and criticized the Russian army. The video was recorded in the kitchen and published in a telegram channel with 26 subscribers. After Govorova’s appeal, Astra writes, protocols were drawn up against the lyceum students to “discredit” the army.
On November 16, an unscheduled meeting was held at the lyceum, at which parents, as 7×7 wrote, were asked to protect Govorova from the persecution inflicted on her after the denunciation. Due to many insults, Govorova was forced to close her page on VKontakte, and the lyceum’s public page was forced to turn off comments.
After the start of a full-scale war, the authorities began to pay more attention to the “patriotic” education of schoolchildren. In September 2022, “Conversations about Important Things” were introduced in Russian schools, during which children are also told about a “special military operation.”
In June 2023, it became known that from September 1 next year, the subject of life safety in schools will be replaced by “Fundamentals of Security and Defense of the Homeland.” From the draft order of the Ministry of Education it follows that children will be taught how weapons of mass destruction operate and how to protect themselves from them, and in high schools – about the combat use of drones.