The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area completed an incident check at school No. 42 in the city of Nizhnevartovsk, where the police, as part of a "lesson of courage", gave half of the children helmets, truncheons and shields, and the other half were ordered to portray participants in the riots attacking the security forces with balls...
The video of the "lesson of courage" at the Nizhnevartovsk school on February 16 became a hit on the Internet and caused a mixed reaction among users.
Against the background of the scandal, the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs began an official check. Its results were disappointing for the organizers of the action.
“As a result of the audit, a decision was made to dismiss the acting head of the Russian MIA Administration for the city of Nizhnevartovsk, Oleg Surayev, from the internal affairs bodies”, - the MIA Department reports.
Three police officers, including the interim head of the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, were warned about incomplete official compliance. Another four employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, implicated in the incident, were severely reprimanded.
According to Interfax , during the "lesson of courage" the children were divided into two lines in the school gym. At the command of the policeman, children from the first rank, "armed" with volleyball and basketball balls, began to throw "shells" at their comrades from the second rank, where children were gathered, posing as police officers. At the same time, one of the "participants in the mass riots", who simulated an attack on the "fighters" with fists, was seized and carried over the wall of shields.
The employees of the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs called the incident in the Nizhnevartovsk school a "career guidance action" that had "no political overtones". Its purpose was allegedly to encourage children to enter educational institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
When the scandal in the Nizhnevartovsk school became widely known, by order of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, Police Colonel Damir Satretdinov “for improper control over the activities of subordinate units” was disciplined. He was given a warning about incomplete official compliance.