The main economic university in Yekaterinburg monitors the sexual orientation of its students through social networks. A special service for monitoring the moral character of students has been created at USUE. The mere fact of communication with representatives of the LGBT community is enough to cause problems. One student is already at risk of expulsion.
“Vice-rector Krasnov Roman Valerievich called him and demanded to pick up documents from the university with the wording: we tracked your social networks, here are the printouts – you are gay,” fellow students of the injured student told EAN.
He himself confirms this story: “The director of my institute called me and said that an unpleasant situation had occurred and I needed to talk. At the meeting, he explained that a group for monitoring social networks of students was created and they found that I was subscribed to a group of the LGBT community. Then the vice-rector for educational work Roman Krasnov called me to him, he said that I “defamed the name of the institute”, that I have a pink phone and that having a girl, in his opinion, is not an excuse and does not prove that I am not gay ”, told EAN Vitaliy himself (name changed).
According to him, he was sent to collect characteristics from the school and from the place of work, on their basis a decision will be made whether he is gay or not. From the groups that caused the scandal, he has already retired.
Roman Krasnov confirmed to EAN that monitoring the behavior of students and their participation in similar groups in social networks is underway.
“We have not only now – we have led, are and will continue to monitor the social networks of our students! For one simple reason: we are a state university, and, accordingly, we look at the moral character of our students. We have the right to see how our student lives. After all, these are public pages. And what prevents our youth policy department, our social management department from seeing: how, what do our students do outside of school hours? Of course, we watch social networks, ”the vice-rector for social work told EAN.
But to answer the question of whether participation in LGBT community groups is the basis for expulsion and with what wording the order is received in such cases, he refused, offering to write an official request indicating the name of the particular expelled student.