MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The colony was visited by film crews from two TV channels – “OTV” and “KTV”. The head of the department of educational and social work of the GUFSIN Sergei Tretyakov and the deputy head of IK-15 Oleg Tarasenko conducted a familiarization tour for the journalists around the facilities of the restricted area.
On this day, the penitentiary was also visited by the Mufti of the Chelyabinsk and Kurgan regions Renat Raev and his assistant Marat Sabirov to congratulate Muslims on the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Adha, which believers will celebrate on July 20. Therefore, the first item in the program of the press tour for the media representatives was the mosque.
The priest told the convicts, professing Islam, about the traditions of the holiday Eid al-Adha, held a prayer service and blessed them to realize their sins and start on the path of correction.
The spiritual leader noted that a sincerely religious Muslim should bring goodness, mercy, help and support to those who need it to the world.
But on the territory of the colony, not only a mosque was built, but also a Christian church, so then the journalists visited the church in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Here they met with members of the local Orthodox community.
Acquaintance with the organization of educational work with convicts continued at the Leisure Center IK-15. The two-storey building houses a club, a library, a sports hall and various circles – chess, table tennis and others.
Note that the club constantly hosts various cultural and sports events. This day was no exception, the hall was not empty. Members of the local creative team of convicts rehearsed on stage a concert number to participate in the regional stage of the All-Russian competition “Kalina Krasnaya”.
During the press tour, the journalists also attended a mini-football match. The convicts played with a team of volunteers from one of the region’s rehabilitation centers.
At each stage of the excursion, the media representatives had the opportunity to ask questions, both to the employees of the department and to the convicts.
After the end of the press tour, the participants thanked the organizers for their daily hard work, openness and honest dialogue.
Press service of the GUFSIN of Russia for the Chelyabinsk region
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