School teacher sacked for taking part in gay rights demonstration

posted 30 Jan 2013, 02:48 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 30 Jan 2013, 03:17 ]
28 January 2013 

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The scientist and journalist Ilya Kolmanovsky has been fired from Moscow's School-2 State Lyceum, where he taught biology, for taking part in a demonstration against an anti-gay law. As Kolmanovsky writes on the Radio Svoboda website, the school's Director, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, informed him of his dismissal on Monday, "in order to save the school". Kolmanovsky had worked in the school for 7 years. [Read more]