Butcher historian Sokolov threatening student

Butcher historian Sokolov threatening student

The threats have been coming since an incident that had happened during Sokolov’s open lecture in March 2018.

St. Petersburg State University (SPbU) turned to the police after learning from a student that he kept receiving threats over an incident at a lecture by former associate professor Oleg Sokolov. This is reported on the university website.

“Deputy rector for security [Elena] Sharygina received information from a student that he keeps receiving threats over an incident at a lecture by former associate professor Oleg Sokolov in March 2018. The applicant was one of those who forced a student of the Petersburg State University of Railway Transport out of the room. E.P. Sharygina sent an appeal to law enforcement agencies,” the report said. It is not specified from whom the threats come and in what form.

In 2018, the decision of the ethics committee was posted on the St. Petersburg State University website. The document noted that the young people who were not employees or students of the university, insulted the lecturer, to which he rudely suggested that they left the lecture hall. According to the university, one of the students who "got out of their places and forcefully pushed the instigators out of the room" complained about the threats.

Subsequently, the committee came to the conclusion that it was a preplanned scheme aimed at discrediting the professor, but admitted that Sokolov had violated ethical standards.

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