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Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee is launching a series of articles with stories of fired university teachers. We cite articles in their entirety, without editing. All authors could hide the names of universities and departments for security reasons.

Sergei, teacher, Ph.D., associate professor, experience as an associate professor - 15 years.

I resigned from the university on the basis of conscience in September 2020, because I had to go to teach to people who participated in election fraud and who organized violence against their own people. After taking part in the protest, I was arrested, imprisoned, and sentenced under an administrative article, the so-called "people's article" 23.34. During the detention I was subjected to physical and moral violence by police and prison officials.

Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee is launching a series of articles with stories of fired university teachers. We cite articles in their entirety, without editing. All authors could hide the names of universities and departments for security reasons.

I'm 47 years old. I am a former employee of a regional university, Ph.D. I worked in the educational and methodological department for 20 years, defended my dissertation, taught. After the events related to the elections, I participated in protests, signed the appeal of students, staff and alumni of the university against violence.

Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee is launching a series of articles with stories of fired university teachers. We cite articles in their entirety, without editing. All authors could hide the names of universities and departments for security reasons.

Times of revolutions do not determine the fate of people, we determine them ourselves,

making revolutions, first in our thinking, and then in our lives

We often choose the professions of people who made the strongest impression on us in the childhood, and became an authority for us, we want to become like them. So it was with me. At school, I was lucky to meet a wonderful teacher of the Belarusian language and literature, Nikolai Nikolayevich, he was also a teacher at the philological faculty of the Belarusian State University. It was Nikolai Nikolaevich who instilled love for our country, its history, language, literature of Belarus, and also became an example of a teacher, about whom they say "a teacher from God."
It was at that time that the history and fate of Belarusians touched me to the core. Few people abroad know that a few centuries ago Belarusians were free and prosperous people. Many great scientists and educators known all over the world were born among them, such as: Francysk Skaryna, Marc Chagall, Tadeusz Kosciuszko and others.

Belarusian Independent Bologna Committee is launching a series of articles with stories of fired university teachers. We cite articles in their entirety, without editing. All authors could hide the names of universities and departments for security reasons.

About myself

My name is Vadim Antipov. I worked at BSUIR, was a teacher of logic and philosophy at the faculty of Computer Science and Networks, at the Department of Philosophy. Graduated from Belarusian State University, Faculty of Philosophy.

The semester began in September, when the protests in Belarus were at their peak.

The university quickly developed a position like "the university is out of politics." For every university meeting, there were main points that in no case should any teacher dare to participate in protest events, that he should not show his political will, because this will negatively affect the university, the educational process, etc.

Despite promising statements condemning violence from some universities in August, even before the start of the school year it became clear that there would be pressure on active students and teachers. The Belarusian Students' Association prepared a review of the pressure on students over the previous academic year. Honest University published it's "University is not a prison" project in December 2021. We supplement this data with cases of fired teachers.