St. Petersburg: cadets of Naval Institute complain of extortion by commanders

St. Petersburg: cadets of Naval Institute complain of extortion by commanders

The high command of the Russian Navy announced that it would begin checking information voiced by students.

Cadets of the St. Petersburg Naval Institute have complained of systematic extortion by commanders. According to them, the Institute has long had fees for passing tests and exams; at the same time, money is charged even “under false pretexts.” This is reported by Govorit Moskva.

Students report that the educational institution has an illegal price list. They say contracted soldiers from naval units extort money. “The fee for a leave is 1000 rubles ($15), accepting offsets from the foreman costs from 2000 rubles ($30), and examinations in military disciplines cost from 5000 rubles ($76),” students said.

Due to the extortions, several students were forced to file an expulsion report, since they could no longer “pay for the education.” According to students, they complained to the leadership of the university, but were ignored.

After a number of publications in the media, the high command of the Russian Navy announced that it would begin an inspection at the university.

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