Support The Moscow Times!

8 Detained for Unsanctioned Rally Near Dutch Embassy

Police detained eight people Wednesday afternoon for holding an unsanctioned rally near the Dutch Embassy, RIA-Novosti reported.

The rally is believed to be connected to the recent suicide of Alexander Dolmatov, an opposition activist and member of the Other Russia party who hanged himself in a Rotterdam extradition center after having been refused political asylum.

"Today on Kalashny Pereulok eight people were detained and transported to the police station for attempting to hold an unsanctioned rally," a police spokesperson told the state-run news agency. The Dutch Embassy is located at 6 Kalashny Pereulok.

Related articles:

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.