Chronicles of persecution of scientists

Nail Fatkullin

Nail Fatkullin
Date of inci­dent: May 27, 2022
Type of vio­la­tion: dis­missal, fine
Institution: Kazan Federal University

Summary: The Academic Council of Kazan Federal University (KFU) did not renew the con­tract with Professor Nail Fatkullin, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. In ear­ly May 2022, he cir­cu­lat­ed among his col­leagues an open let­ter demand­ing an end to “mil­i­tary actions in Ukraine”. A few days lat­er, the Kazan Prosecutor’s Office issued a warn­ing to the KFU pro­fes­sor. On May 27, the con­tract of the respect­ed teacher with forty years of expe­ri­ence was not renewed.
On July 29, 2022, the Vakhitovsky District Court of Kazan found Nail Fatkullin guilty of “dis­cred­it­ing” the army (Article 20.3.3 Part 1 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation) and fined him 15,000 rubles for his anti-war letter.

Sources: Idel.Realii, VOT-TAK, Ibragim Fatkullin FB post (eng)