In particular, the prosecutor's office wants to know how many students participated in the rallies, whether they were trained at the same time in special methods of participating in public demonstrations, whether they received money for this, and how many of them were subsequently brought to justice. Similar information is collected about teachers. In addition, the university will have to provide information on how many of its employees and students participate in foreign non-profit organizations, how many students plan to go abroad to study abroad, and how many have been invited to work in international foreign companies. To these, in particular, it was decided to include those organizations that train election observers. In addition to this information, the prosecutor's office asks to notify it about each event that will be held at the university, aimed at "shaping public opinion about the need to change the government in Russia" - "indoctrinating young people, and creating pro-American groups of influence" through the promotion of American and European democratic and liberal values, interference in the internal affairs of the country with their own proposals on how to make life in the country better.
“The prosecutor’s office is trying to force universities to inform on their own students and teachers. That is, in fact, the department is pushing universities to exceed their responsibilities, empowering punitive bodies. This document is an example of whipping up xenophobia and alarmist sentiments, in fact, a call to counteract international academic relations”, - said University Solidarity in the interregional trade union of higher education workers.
The report says that the rector of the university, Vladimir Mau, has already appointed responsible officers for collecting relevant information for the prosecutor's office. Vice-rector of the university Dmitry Arefiev will monitor the execution of the order. The trade union publishes the corresponding order signed by the rector and the letter from the prosecutor's office itself. The press service of the university refutes the information, noting that they do not know anything about such a demand from the prosecutor's office, MBH media writes.
Earlier, "enemies of the people" among Russian schoolchildren were obliged to look for class teachers in St. Petersburg. The city authorities sent out instructions to schools that teachers should follow their students' social media accounts and identify “extremists”. If a post about the overthrow of the government in Russia, violation of the integrity of the country, terrorist attacks or harassment of persons of other nationalities or religions is noticed on the student's page, the teachers will have to report this to the school principal, and the director, in turn, report to the police.