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Russians cancel St. Nicholas holiday in Ukraine’s occupied territories

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December 4,2023 859
Russians cancel St. Nicholas holiday in Ukraine’s occupied territories

The Russian occupation authorities in Luhansk Oblast canceled the celebration of St. Nicholas Day in educational institutions, said Artem Lysohor, head of Luhansk Oblast Military Administration.

“The occupiers canceled the celebration of St. Nicholas Day in all educational institutions in Starobilsk. They say that this is a purely Ukrainian holiday, so no gifts should be prepared for children,” Lysohor wrote.

Instead, the children will be greeted, in particular, by Kish Babai from Tatarstan, who has been given the so-called leadership of some of the occupied communities in Luhansk Oblast. 

“One such person already spoke yesterday at the exhibition of the national economy, where children from our region were recently forced to go,” Lysohor wrote.

At the end of October, the Kremlin transferred the agglomeration in Luhansk Oblast to the full control of its subject, the Republic of Tatarstan, the National Resistance Center (NRC) reported.

“Tatarstan is overseeing a program to re-educate local youth and turn them into modern “Janissaries.” In October alone, about 200 children were taken to the Zarechye camp in Kazan,” the NRC added.

Also, as part of this policy, Tatarstan will finance the opening of testing centers based on the modernized Russian form of sports and paramilitary education of young people with a mandatory propaganda component and agitation for participation in such paramilitary organizations as the Yunarmiya or the youth activists of Putin’s United Russia party.

Earlier, it was reported that Russia continues to alter the ethnic composition of the occupied territories of Ukraine. Occupiers are bringing migrants into the seized regions. The number of labor migrants from Central Asia and the North Caucasus is increasing in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk Oblast.

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