Russian teacher sentenced for telling students about war crimes in Ukraine Nataliya Vasilyeva Thu, August 4, 2022 at 6:07 AM A school teacher in a provincial Russian city has received a suspended sentence for speaking out in class against the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. A court in Penza, 500 kilometres southeast of Moscow, on Thursday found Irina Gen guilty of “discrediting the Russian armed forces” under a new law that has banned any criticism of the war in Ukraine and gave her a five-year suspended sentence. The 45-year-old English teacher will also be barred from working in state schools for three years. The court in Penza found that she “disseminated false information” by telling her students about the siege of Mariupol and Russian airstrikes killing children in Ukraine. ... https://news.yahoo.com/russian-teacher-sentenced-telling-students-110718897.html Just a little reminder that telling the truth is a criminal act in Russia. Imagine being handed a five-year suspended sentence and being barred from teaching for three years for criticizing a war. Come to think of it, that is the sort of thing Ron DeSantis might try.