×
Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

Moscow Hard-Currency Mortgage-Holders Storm United Russia Office

United Russia

A group of hard-currency mortgage-holders used force to enter the Moscow office of the United Russia political party, the Meduza news agency reported Tuesday.

About 150 activists gathered at the office entrance, their representative Alexander Prikhodko told the RBC news agency.

Office security blocked the entrance and let five people enter at a time, but the mortgage-holders tore down a fence and entered the hall of the building, Meduza reported.

"People are at a boiling point now. The problem is only getting worse and no results are visible,” said Prikhodko.

State Duma Deputy Khozh Magomed Vakhayev met with the activists and promised to carefully consider their appeal.

The protesters demanded that they be allowed pay back their mortgages at the rate of 39 rubles per dollar, the deputy head of the central executive committee of United Russia Pavel Klimovsky told RBC.

Klimovsky told RBC that the activists appeared to calm down after their meeting with the State Duma deputy.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more