Support The Moscow Times!

Student at Elite Russian University Allegedly Faces Eviction Over Sexual Assault Complaint

The Higher School of Economics / hse.ru

A student at an elite Moscow university reportedly faces eviction from her dormitory for refusing to retract allegations of sexual harassment.

In a series of tweets which have since been deleted, the Higher School of Economics' student council said the dorm's administration had tried to talk the unnamed student into taking back her complaint in exchange for the right to stay.

The messages were then deleted, reportedly at the student's request. 

“We're still sorting out what happened,” the student council said in a later tweet, responding to allegations of a cover-up from some Twitter users.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.