Residents of Siberia and the Far Eastern regions were the first to leave their homes with electric lamps. They lay the contours of their hearts on the floor of the candles. So far, “love is stronger than fear” has occurred in Kamchatka, Sakhalin, Khabarovsk Krai and Primorsky Krai, as well as in Irkutsk, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. As reported by local media, tens to several hundred were involved in the operation. Residents of Kaliningrad will light their torches at the latest.
Valentine’s Day events by supporters of Alexei Navalny. ‘Love is stronger than fear’
Previously, in Kazan, around 200 people gathered in the city center to protest the crackdown. On the other hand, in Moscow, in Arbat, several hundred women formed a live chain of solidarity with Julia, wife of Alexei Navalny, and other women whose husbands, sons or brothers were political prisoners.
In early February, a Moscow court sent Alexei Navalny to a labor camp for two years and eight months. The politician was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months imprisonment in 2014. Upon suspending the sentence, the court took into account that the politician spent 10 months under house arrest.
Alexei Navalny stressed in court that the actions taken by law enforcement and judicial agencies against him were illegal and considered them as personal revenge. Wadimera Butina And the pro-Kremlin circles.
On Friday, Navalny spent 10 hours in a Moscow court. The opposition leader was accused of defaming 95-year-old Igor Artomenko, a World War II veteran. Last year, Alexei Navalny slammed a movie advertisement encouraging voting in favor of the Kremlin’s amendments to the constitution. He described the exhibitions in which they appeared as “selling servants,” “traitors,” and “stigmatizing the country.”
The politician declared his innocence. The session will continue on February 16th. The opposition activist faces up to two years in prison for defamation.