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January 23rd, in photos Meduza looks back on the countrywide protests and mass arrests that rocked Russia last Saturday

Source: Meduza

On Saturday, January 23, tens of thousands of people in various cities across Russia came out in protest against the detention of opposition figure Alexey Navalny. These demonstrations (which took place without the permission of the authorities) are the largest protests the country has seen in recent years. They were also accompanied by an unprecedented number of arrests, with law enforcement officials detaining more than 3,700 people countrywide. Meduza looks back on the events of January 23, as captured by photojournalists across the country.

Moscow

Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Evgeny Feldman for “Meduza”
Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP / Scanpix / LETA

St. Petersburg

Anton Vaganov / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
Anatoly Medved / SIPA / Scanpix / LETA
Alexander Demyanchuk / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Sergey Konkov

Samara

Anar Movsumov
Anar Movsumov
Anar Movsumov
Anar Movsumov

Novosibirsk

Vlad Nekrasov / Kommersant
Kirill Kukhmar / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Kirill Kukhmar / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Kemerovo

Omsk

Ilya Petrov / Kommersant
Ilya Petrov / Kommersant
Alexey Malgavko / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
Alexey Malgavko / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA

Rostov-on-Don

Erik Romanenko / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Tomsk

Taisia Vorontsova / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Yakutsk

Ivan Barkov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Ivan Barkov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Ivan Barkov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Yekaterinburg

Donat Sorokin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Donat Sorokin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Anton Basanayev / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Donat Sorokin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Ivanovo

Vladimir Smirnov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Sochi

Dmitry Feoktistov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Khabarovsk

Dmitry Morgulis / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Dmitry Morgulis / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Dmitry Morgulis / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Irkutsk

Ekaterina Yeremenko / Kommersant

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Sergey Vasiliev / Kommersant

Kaliningrad

Vitaly Nevar / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Vladivostok

Anton Vogorodov
Pavel Korolev / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Anton Novgorodov
Anton Novgorodov
Dmitry Yefremov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
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