A case was filed against a resident of the Tula region for his daughter’s anti-war stance
In the Tula region, at the end of last year, a criminal case was opened against a resident of the city of Efremov, Alexey Moskalyov, for the so-called discrediting of the Russian army due to a post on the Odnoklassniki social network. This is stated in the joint material of “OVD-Info” and “Spektr” publication.
Moskalyov is 53 years old. He is raising a teenage daughter alone and was engaged in breeding decorative birds in Efremov. According to him, he came to the attention of the police in April last year. Then he was released to school because of the child’s drawing. The girl drew a woman standing next to the flag of Ukraine and shielding the child from missiles flying from Russia.
The drawing teacher told the director of the school about the drawing. The police came to the school that day and asked the names of all the students at the exit, but Moskalev’s daughter passed them by.
The next day, the sixth-grader came to school with her father. Employees of the guardianship service and the police arrived there. Father and daughter were taken to the department. There, a protocol was drawn up on Moskalev about the so-called discrediting of the Russian army because of a comment under a video about the Russian military in “Odnoklassniki”. The court fined Moskalev 32,000 rubles.
A day after the police visit, FSB officers came to the school and had a conversation with Moskalyov, who again came to school with his daughter. According to the father, secret service workers told him that he was raising his daughter incorrectly. They also threatened to take away the daughter and send the father to prison.
At the end of December, they searched Moskalyov’s home and took him to the FSB for questioning, where he was beaten.
Since the resident Efremov had already been brought under the article of discrediting, a case was opened against him under a similar criminal article due to his anti-war post in “Odnoklassniki”. Moskalyov faces up to three years in prison.
After the search, Moskalev’s daughter was taken to an orphanage. Her father took her the next day. A measure of restraint was not appointed within the framework of the case. After initiating the case, Moskalyov distributed the birds and left the city with his daughter.
This is not the first case of persecution of schoolchildren who do not support Russia’s war with Ukraine. According to “OVD-Info”, in 2022 eight of those prosecuted for their anti-war stance were minors. There are no exact statistics of bullying and persecution of schoolchildren for disagreement with state policy.