Why studying Futurism can keep you out of jail

Excerpt from the news article “Belarusian State University refuses to reinstate opposition activist Franak Vyachorka as student”:

The university’s administration rejected the student’s jail sentence as justification for his absence and told him that he would have just one chance to avoid expulsion. Mr. Vyachorka ultimately failed the examinations that he had missed. According to him, his examiners asked questions that went “far beyond” curriculum requirements. In particular, the Russian Literature examination commission grilled him about theorists of Italian Futurism, philosophical works by Schopenhauer and an association of Futurists.

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