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‘He's no tsar to us!’ Across Russia, thousands protest ahead of Putin's next inauguration. Here are the photos.

Источник: Meduza

On Saturday, May 5, protesters assembled in Moscow and dozens of other cities across Russia to join in a campaign organized by Alexey Navalny. United behind the slogan “He's No Tsar to Us,” the rallies took place two days before Vladimir Putin's inauguration on Monday, when he will begin his fourth presidential term. In the nation's capital, people gathered at Pushkin Square and on Tverskaya Street, where protesters skirmished with “ultra-patriot” activists from the National Liberation Movement and men dressed as Cossacks. The rally in Moscow did not have a permit from the local authorities, though some of the protests around the country were sanctioned by city officials. At the time of this writing, police had detained more than 700 demonstrators in Moscow. Nationwide, law enforcement arrested more than 1,600 protesters.

Moscow

Dmitry Serebryakov / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Sergey Fadeichev / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Maxim Zmeev / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Maxim Zmeev / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Sefa Karacan / Anadolu Agency / Insight Media / Vida Press
Maxim Shipenkov / EPA / Scanpix / LETA
Dmitry Serebryakov / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Mikhail Pochuev / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Maxim Shipenkov / EPA / Scanpix / LETA
Tatyana Makeeva / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
Maxim Shipenkov / EPA / Scanpix / LETA
Maxim Zmeev / AFP / Scanpix / LETA

Vladivostok

Anton Novgorodov
Anton Novgorodov
Anton Novgorodov
Anton Novgorodov

Khabarovsk

Yekaterinburg

Donat Sorokin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Donat Sorokin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Donat Sorokin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Donat Sorokin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Perm

Timur Abasov
Timur Abasov
Timur Abasov

Krasnodar

Nikolai Khizhnyak
Nikolai Khizhnyak
Nikolai Khizhnyak
Nikolai Khizhnyak

Rostov-on-Don

Vasily Deryugin / Kommersant
Vasily Deryugin / Kommersant

Volgograd

Gennady Gulyaev / Kommersant

Nizhny Novgorod

Mikhail Solunin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Mikhail Solunin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Mikhail Solunin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Mikhail Solunin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

St. Petersburg

Anton Vaganov / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
Sergey Konkov
Sergey Konkov
Sergey Konkov
Valentin Egorshin