Teacher Of The Year was fired for political reasons

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Teacher, playwright, director, and actor Alexander Demakhin, the absolute winner of the contest “Teacher of the Year of Russia – 2012” was fired after he put forward his candidacy in municipal elections from one of the opposition parties.

He wrote about his forced dismissal from the school on his Facebook page.

“Today I found out that starting from September 1st I am not working at the Sergiev Posad Gymnasium anymore. The reason is my participation in the social life of Sergiev Posad with a position that does not suit the local authorities,” the message says.

Besides the title Teacher Of The Year, Alexander Demakhin also has many awards for his creative work.

Source: Rosbalt