“The prosecutor’s office believes that the training of election observers, initiatives to change the law, and the promotion of democratic and liberal values are actions that should concern university administrators. We’re seeing the District Attorney’s Office trying to force universities to inform on their own students and faculty.”
– the University Solidarity student union
Source: Meduza, Friday, 16 October 2020:
“District attorneys in Moscow have started reviewing local scientific and educational institutions, asking universities to provide information about any students involved in protests or publications about the difficulties of life in Russia. The “University Solidarity” student union first reported the new inquiry on Friday, citing orders addressed to RANEPA (the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation). The website Znak.com also reported the story on October 16. Specifically, administrators are being asked to complete forms detailing any politically sensitive student or faculty activities affiliated in any way with foreign organizations.” Read more here.