The governor of the Kursk region demanded that the security forces “work out” the authors of the comments under his posts in social networks

The governor of the Kursk region, Roman Starovoit, at a weekly planning meeting, demanded that his subordinates, together with representatives of law enforcement agencies, find “scoundrels” who, on the Day of Memory and Sorrow, “showed themselves” in comments on his social networks, Kommersant writes.

On June 22, on the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the head of the region published on  Instagram and  VKontakte photos from the “Candle of Memory” action that took place in Kursk near the memorial to those who died during the war.

Roman Starovoit did not like two comments. In one of them, an unnamed user suggested opening a zoo in Kursk called Auschwitz. In another commentary, eco-activist Yulia Chugunova pointed out that after the action there was a lot of plastic waste – because of the cups in which there were candles. “I ask you to find this citizen, let’s have a preventive conversation. I would just look her in the eye, ”said the governor.

On this tragic date, when we remember those killed in the Great Patriotic War, the whole country is in grief, and they allow themselves such tricks like this. Just low, mean. Openness is not permissiveness. So I ask the security forces to work out these two characters.

The governor believes that these people should publicly comment on their words. Starovoit banned two commentators for life, and also deleted messages under his posts.

Eco-activist Yulia Chugunova told Kommersant that she did not want to offend memory, but “only wanted to draw attention to environmental protection”. She added that she was born and raised in the Kursk region, and also respects the work of the governor. “If, after my explanations, he (Starovoit) still wants to look me in the eye, I’m not against it, as there was a simple misunderstanding,” the activist said.

(c)MEDUZA 2021

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