In St. Petersburg, they detained activists who were going to Moscow to meet Navalny. The correspondent of “Mediazona” David Frenkel was also detained
Updated . Mediazona correspondent David Frenkel, who was going to fly to Moscow, was detained at the Pulkovo St. Petersburg airport, Mediazona
In St. Petersburg, on January 16, the head of the local headquarters of Alexei Navalny, Irina Fatyanova, and activist Ilya Gantvarg were detained. Fatyanova told about this to “Fontanka”.
According to her, she and Gantvarg were taken off the train to Moscow. They were going to go there to meet Navalny, who is due to fly from Germany on January 17. “They explained to me that we were allegedly preparing riots in Moscow, and a certain citizen complained about me,” Fatyanova said.
Under the pretext of planning mass riots in Moscow , Andrei Makashov , editor of the telegram channel Objective Realiy, was detained at the Moskovsky railway station in St. Petersburg . He, along with Fatyanova and Gentvarg, was taken to the police station number 76, but was soon released, according to Objective Realiy. It is not specified whether protocols were drawn up for them.
Also in the St. Petersburg airport “Pulkovo” before boarding a flight to Moscow, the chief editor of the telegram channel “Agit Russia” Pavel Ivankin and activists Alexei Barich and Alexander Krai were detained . They were taken to the police station. Possible preparations for the riots in Moscow were also named as the reason.
In addition, the security forces seized the car of the “Postcard” coordinator in the Leningrad region Dmitry Skurikhin, who was going to meet Navalny. The car with the words “Say No to Putin!” Was taken, ostensibly for an examination of the slogan. In this case, last spring the car was already checked – and the inscription on it was already, notes “Postcard”.