The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has heatedly criticized the response given to an applicant from Russia by the headmaster of a college in Lausanne, who contacted her concerning the possibility of a placement.

This response was published on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation:

“Good Afternoon, Madam!

We have assessed your candidacy and we thank you for your trust. Unfortunately, we are not able to consider your resumé positively. Our philosophy impedes us from hiring professors from a country:

– where the government illegally occupies the territories of an independent and free state;
– which instigates and provokes a civil war in other countries by the means of sending their armed agitators;
– whose president is constantly lying and doesn’t respect nor the international law nor the signed agreements;
and whose people support their president with an approval rating of 70%;

These are our sanctions and our protest against the politics and the war, unleashed by Russia. We wish you every success in your future search, please, accept the assurances of our utmost respect.

Martin Freiburghaus, the headmaster”.

The commentaries of the Russian officials, however, do not contain any justification of the arguments presented in the response. The criticism is rather aimed in the direction of “look who’s talking”:

Considering the flatness of the response by M. Freiburghaus, one should presume that, none of the 140 professors of this educational institution are nationals of the countries that, have bombed Yugoslavia, illegally invaded Iraq, unleashed the Libyan War, by various means sponsored international terrorism in North Caucasus and in Syria. Otherwise one could think that, those in charge of the Swiss colleges are clearly blockheads. By the way, are Russian citizens at least allowed to study there? Naturally, not free of charge, but for “bloodstained money”? – declared the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Moreover, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation encouraged their supporters to spam the college’s email address.


Translated by: Dasha Darchuk


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