Chechnya residents take part in subbotnik. Photo: press service of the 'United Russia' Part, https://chechen.er.ru/

14 September 2019, 18:19

Schoolchildren tell about forced subbotniks in Chechnya

Schoolchildren and employees of budget-funded organizations were enlisted in large numbers to take part in the environmental subbotnik (community works), held yesterday in the Shali and Gudermes Districts of Chechnya.

High school pupils of the Shali educational establishments, employees of the administration and other state-funded institutions took part in the environmental marathon "Clean Shores of the Caucasus", the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was informed in a district prefecture on September 13.

Similar events were held also on September 12 in the neighbouring Gudermes District. Here the participants of the subbotnik were engaged in cleaning up the banks on the Chernaya River.

"Right from the lessons, we were sent to collect garbage in the coastal zone. We were allocated a bank section; and we spent several hours gathering garbage and empty bottles. We were sent straight from the school," a pupil of a Shali schools named Adam told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

"Right in the school uniform we were cleaning the riverbank from garbage. No one said anything in advance. The teacher simply warned that we had to go to a subbotnik, and that's all," Madina, another schoolgirl, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 14, 2019 at 07:12 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondents

All news

October 19, 2019 09:19

  • Complaint to ECtHR gives hope for inquiry into torture of alleged gay Altemirov

    Volunteers of the Russian LGBT Network have evacuated almost 160 people from Chechnya and continue helping local homosexuals. According to the complaint filed by the Network in the interests of the murdered Chechen resident, Arbi Altemirov, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg may oblige Russia to investigate the case.

October 19, 2019 09:17

  • HRC "Memorial" reports kidnapping in Chechnya

    Ramzan Shaikhaev, who was visiting Chechnya as a guest, was detained for a month by law enforcers without explanations; and on September 9, he disappeared, the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial" has informed. His acquaintances believe that Shaikhaev had drawn law enforcers' attention because of his "suspicious" beard.

October 19, 2019 09:16

October 19, 2019 09:13

October 18, 2019 23:56

News archive