Smolny Beyond Borders

A Liberal Arts Initiative

Dismissal for Anti-War Stance

There has come another round of persecution of teachers at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For participating in an anti-war rally, our colleague Denis Skopin was fired with the wording “for an immoral act.” We express our solidarity with Denis, whose anti-war position, on the contrary, is the only moral and civic responsibility. It is characteristic that St Petersburg University, led by a “lawyer”, so clearly demonstrates the final loss of university autonomy and completely submits to the dictatorship, inventing such legal novels.