At the “Talking about Important Things” lesson on September 30, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Central Election Commission of Russia, teachers will have to tell schoolchildren about the objectivity of Russian elections. In the lower grades, elections will be held for the president of a fairy-tale country, in which the candidates will be Karabas-Barabas, Baba Yaga, Alice the Fox, Cinderella and Winnie the Pooh. The Agency drew attention to the scripts on the course website.
According to the scenarios, teachers during classes should speak positively about the Russian electoral system, say that the opinion of every voter is taken into account, and the final results “absolutely accurate and objective.” Teachers should also tell that over the 30 years of the Central Election Commission’s work, “objectivity, transparency, and accuracy of election results have reached the highest level.” It is also planned to show children a video of several generations of a family going to vote together.
In middle and high schools, students must vote to choose which school infrastructure facility they want to build. In the lower grades, elections will be held for the president of a fairy-tale country. The ballot papers indicate Karabas-Barabas, Cinderella, Winnie the Pooh, Alice the Fox and Baba Yaga as candidates. Each of them has their own election program. Cinderella, for example, promises to make life better through joint work with voters.