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5,000 and counting Photographs from the January 31 protests, where Russian law enforcement broke records for nationwide arrests

Source: Meduza

On Sunday, January 31, protesters across Russia took to the streets for the second weekend in a row to oppose the detention of opposition figure Alexey Navalny. The police response, which was harsh on January 23, was even more severe than last time — as evidenced by numerous testimonies (and videos) of officers using tasers against demonstrators. In total, more than 5,000 people were arrested countrywide, shattering last weekend’s record for the most detentions Russia has ever seen in a single day. Here’s a look at the events of January 31, in photos.

Moscow

Alexander Nemenov / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Valery Sharifulin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Sergey Savostyanov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
Yury Belyat / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
Dmitry Serebryakov / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Andrey Lyubimov / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Gleb Shchelkunov / Kommersant
Vasily Maximov / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA
Valery Sharifulin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Valery Sharifulin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

St. Petersburg

Valentin Yegorshin / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Dmitry Lovetsky / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Olga Maltseva / AFP / Scanpix / LETA
Sergey Konkov
Valentin Yegorshin / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Pyotr Kovalev / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Pyotr Kovalev / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Dmitry Lovetsky / AP / Scanpix / LETA

Nizhny Novgorod

Andrey Repin / Kommersant
Andrey Repin / Kommersant

Yekaterinburg

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

Krasnodar

Vladimir Sokolov

Volgograd

Artem Krasnov / Kommersant
Artem Krasnov / Kommersant

Tomsk

Diana Barashkova
Diana Barashkova
Diana Barashkova

Omsk

Evgeny Sofiychuk / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
AP / Scanpix / LETA
Evgeny Sofiychuk / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Alexey Malgavko / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA

Kemerovo

Maxim Kiselev / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Maxim Kiselev / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Perm

Ekaterina Voronova
Ekaterina Voronova

Kazan

Yegor Aleyev / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Alexey Nasyrov / Reuters / Scanpix / LETA

Novosibirsk

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

Yakutsk

Vadim Skryabin / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Ivan Barkov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
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Khabarovsk

Igor Volkov / Kommersant

Krasnoyarsk

Andrey Samsonov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Andrey Samsonov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Andrey Samsonov / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

Vladivostok

Yury Smityuk / TASS / Scanpix / LETA
Alexander Khitrov / AP / Scanpix / LETA
Yury Smityuk / TASS / Scanpix / LETA

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