Vitaly Martynyuk, Executive Director of the Russian Military Historical Society (RVIO) “Country of Heroes”, expressed confidence that the schoolgirls who defiled the Eternal Flame in Penza and St. Petersburg should be invited to work in the organization’s camps.
“There they tell very clearly and professionally about the history of the country, about the heroism and courage of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War, about why the Eternal Flame is a sacred symbol of memory for Russia, what Post No. 1 is and why it is so important to honor and respect the feat of our ancestors who gave their lives for the sake of our future ”, – his words are quoted on Sunday, December 20, on the RVIO website.
Martynyuk is sure that after the girls visit the shift in the camp, they will begin to relate to the history of the country and its memory in a different way. At the same time, Martynyuk refused to give a moral assessment of the actions of schoolgirls, stressing that in Russia such behavior causes just anger and a feeling of disgust.
The website notes that the schoolgirls will be invited to the military-historical camps “Country of Heroes”.
On December 16, it became known that teenage girls outraged the Eternal Flame, located at the monument of military and labor glory in Penza. They put their feet on him, shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and warmed his hands and other parts of his body over him. One of the girls posted a video of the desecration of the monument in “history” on her personal page in the social network “VKontakte”.
The regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, after the identification of their identities, said that the issue of registering them with the juvenile affairs unit was being resolved. In addition, the department added that an administrative protocol under Art. 5.35 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“Failure by parents of minors to fulfill their responsibilities for raising minors”).
On December 19, it was reported that teenagers extinguished the eternal flame in the Krasnoye Selo park in St. Petersburg. Their identities were established. They turned out to be two 13-year-old schoolgirls. The girls were taken to the police, where they had a preventive conversation.