Mikhail Lobanov
Date of inci­dent: July 7, 2023
Type of vio­la­tion: dis­missal
Institution: Moscow State University

Summary: On June 23, the Ministry of Justice rec­og­nized can­di­date of phys­i­cal and math­e­mat­i­cal sci­ences Mikhail Lobanov as a for­eign agent, which tech­ni­cal­ly pro­hibits him from teach­ing. Lobanov writes: “I saw a pho­to of the order dis­miss­ing me from the posi­tion of asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of mechan­ics and math­e­mat­ics at Moscow State University. The order is dat­ed July 7, issued and signed on behalf of the act­ing. Rector of Moscow State University by Vice-Rector Andrei Fedyanin.”

Details: Dismissal is jus­ti­fied by clause 10 of part 1 of arti­cle 77 and clause 13 of part 1 of arti­cle 83 of the Labor Code. The first para­graph refers to “cir­cum­stances beyond the con­trol of the par­ties,” and the sec­ond to “restric­tions on engag­ing in cer­tain types of work.”
On July 8, Lobanov report­ed attempts by the man­age­ment of Moscow State University, includ­ing rec­tor Viktor Sadovnichy, to urgent­ly dis­miss him, despite the fact that he can remain in non-teach­ing posi­tions at the uni­ver­si­ty, hav­ing the sta­tus of a for­eign agent. The rec­tor sug­gest­ed that Lobanov leave of his own free will in order to avoid dis­missal. Lobanov refused this offer.

Source: RBC