Critics of the Kremlin have praised a brave student who mustered the courage to object to Russian President Vladimir Putin after he mistaken facts in a conversation with children during a history lesson.
The boy, visibly worried, told Putin that Emperor Peter the Great (1672-1725) did not fight in the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), but in the Great Northern War, which lasted 21 years (1700-1721). ).
The president thanked the boy for the amendment, but the school principal rebuked the child for his “impudence.”
Kremlin-critical media and opposition politicians praised the student for his courage. According to Kira Yarmish, a spokeswoman for jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the principal apparently believes that “obedience and subservience” should be taught in school, not facts.
The incident, which took place on the first day of school in Russia on September 1, caused unrest in the country and prompted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov to react.
“This is not impudence at all. We strongly disagree with the school principal,” he said, expressing hope that there would be no further punishment for the student.