Mikhail Belousov
Date of inci­dent: 06/​02/​2023
Type of vio­la­tion: dis­missal
Institution: St. Petersburg State University

Summary: The man­age­ment of St. Petersburg State University (SPbSU) fired Mikhail Belousov, asso­ciate pro­fes­sor at the Institute of History, for dis­trib­ut­ing mate­ri­als “dis­cred­it­ing the con­duct of a spe­cial mil­i­tary oper­a­tion by the armed forces of the Russian Federation and insult­ing the mem­o­ry of those killed in the line of mil­i­tary duty.” The deci­sion was jus­ti­fied by the fact that crit­i­cism of the war “vio­lates the moral tra­di­tions of the uni­ver­si­ty and gen­er­al­ly accept­ed eth­i­cal standards.”

More: Seven stu­dents of dis­missed asso­ciate pro­fes­sor Mikhail Belousov from the his­to­ry depart­ment of St. Petersburg State University were expelled from the his­to­ry depart­ment after a meet­ing of the ethics com­mis­sion. Orders of expul­sion were issued against sev­en stu­dents out of ten who were exam­ined by the com­mis­sion. They were noti­fied of this by the deputy head of the depart­ment for work with youth by email.

Sources: Mediazona, Fontanka