Support The Moscow Times!

24 Held at Anti-Putin Rally

Moscow riot police brutally dispersed an opposition protest on Tuesday, minutes after activists formed a chain and started chanting slogans against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Protesters also tried to unfurl banners criticizing upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.

Police were seen twisting protesters' arms and forcing them into police vans.

Twenty-four people were detained, police spokesman Gennady Bugachyov said.


Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.