Teacher Elena Kornyshonkova faces the sack
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 11:37
The music teacher thought the pictures would only be seen by close friends, but her work colleagues and students were able to view them
A Russian teacher has been threatened with the sack after accidentally publishing naked pictures of herself online for her students to see.
Music teacher Elena Kornyshonkova, 40, from the town of Konakov near the western city of Tver, posted the pictures on social media where they were spotted not only by colleagues but also by students.
She had intended only to allow close friends to see the pictures on VKontake, the Russian version of Facebook.
After school governors were alerted to the naked photos, they asked the teacher to resign.
She refused, saying there was nothing wrong with nudity, and that she lives a 'more honourable life than many others working in the teaching profession'.
She said the pictures were shot during a private holiday in Spain, and had been intended for a small network of friends but had accidentally been published to a wider audience.
Until the naked photos were published the 40-year-old had been regarded as a good teacher, and has been working at the school since 2009.
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