Protests in Russia: The lesson of Belarus

The hardness of the weekend, the Russian police units against the protesters acted, and the record number of more than five thousand arrests – including more th

Protests in Russia: The lesson of Belarus

The hardness of the weekend, the Russian police units against the protesters acted, and the record number of more than five thousand arrests – including more than eighty journalists led the opposition politician Leonid Gosman to the bitter joke that Vladimir Putin's desired Union of Russia and Belarus was practically completed. However, Russia, which closed on Sunday, the centers of its two main cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and an unprecedented line-up of the police had left had become, to the Belarusian province. This Tuesday, as the jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny, the process should be made, want to pull his supporters in Moscow in front of the court building.

Kerstin Holm

editor in the features section.

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in fact, many of the protesters identified themselves with the Belarusians, which will go up against the obviously fake re-election of their President Lukashenka on the road. In Pedestrian underpasses and from the car Windows of the Perestroika-Hit "Peremen resounded", with the rock singer Viktor Tsoi "changes," he asked. Like a week ago honked in Moscow and St. Petersburg, motorists, protesters in solidarity. At the same time, a photo circulated in the social networks, armored Riot police, special police officers, who had built up, as it were emblematic in front of one of the Moscow "Belarus"Shop with Belarusian-quality food. In the Siberian town of Krasnoyarsk, the guards advanced with even a prison transport van with the inscription "Belarus" against the a dance of dancing protesters.

to be For the youth is an act of Initiation

For the better-off young people Demonstrate an initiative seemed to be engraved. Young people who have been detained, according to a new cheerful group photos from arrest spaces. In Moscow, a squad of young women who had a Golden toilet brushes not explained, they were afraid, because they are nothing Unlawful activities, a hooked but for safety's sake, with each other. The armed men, police officers entered as predators on an antelope herd on them and tore apart the group from their margins. In the case of an arrest, near the metro station "Baumanskaya" threw rolls of the inhabitants of an apartment block, the police officers with Toilet paper. The 35-year-old theatre Director Jewgenia Berkowitsch, a student of Kirill Serebrennikov, confessed on Facebook that she had remained, out of a fear of arrest, at home, and I cried out of shame about it bitterly.

Updated Date: 03 February 2021, 10:19

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