A New Tactics of the Authorities: Expelling Disloyal Students
Moscow’s Higher School of Economics (HSE) published a letter they received from the police with lists of students arrested at the March of Dissent on 14 December 2008. The police called the students extremists and demanded that the university expel them.
HSE, which is known for its liberal and independent stance, refused to expel anyone because all the students were of good standing and such demands were illegal. HSE is probably the only remaining institution in Moscow where having your personal point of view is encouraged, not punished.