November 30, 2022

The Wrong Kind of Patriotism


The Wrong Kind of Patriotism
The offending article. Telegram, Bazabazon.

The Russian media outlet Meduza reported that a student in the Karelia region was disciplined and humiliated at school for wearing a sweatshirt with an American flag pattern on it.

According to the boy's testimony, he wore a shirt that his family had bought in Finland long before the war in Ukraine began. When the teacher entered, she became visibly agitated and made him sit at the back of the room facing a wall.

The school's director admitted that the incident occurred, but did not say if the teacher would be reprimanded for it. Schools are some of the newest fronts in Putin's propaganda war.

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