Russian Teacher Forced Out Over Reciting Poems By Soviet ‘Enemies of individuals’

A St. Petersburg high-school educator claimed she was required to stop for reciting the job of poets who had been stated Soviet “opponents of individuals” to her trainees.

Serafima Saprykina stated her senior high school’s director reprimanded her at an emergency meeting in December for stating Daniil Kharms and also Alexander Vvedensky’s jobs to her 10th-grade pupils.

The director “claimed these individuals were deservedly captured by the NKVD and also hurt for their ‘crimes’,” Saprykina wrote in a Facebook message Sunday, referring to the Soviet secret police.

Kharms and Vvedensky were put behind bars twice in 1931 and 1941 on accusations of anti-Soviet actions. Both absurdist poets were refurbished in the 1960s.

Saprykina claimed her efforts to bring up the poets’ rehab were dismissed at the emergency meeting.

She included that the vice principal had authorized the lesson and revealed “delight” at the concept of stating Kharms and also Vvedensky’s rhymes.

Still, Saprykina stated she was endangered with termination due to “loss of count on” if she did not resign on her own and also hesitated to share her tale out of fear.

” [] if we do not call wicked by its name, then the new [ 19] 37 is here,” Saprykina created, describing the duration referred to as the Great Terror under Soviet leader Josef Stalin.

St. Petersburg authorities rejected Saprykina’s account, saying no one restricted her from reciting Kharms’ or Vvedensky’s verse which she gave up “of her own free choice.”

Local resistance deputy Boris Vishnevsky claimed Monday he would certainly urge city education officials to open up a probe right into the event.

Russia’s Education Ministry later on claimed that it will certainly consider Saprykina’s dismissal “in close information,” asking for her “full reinstatement.”

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