Teacher, playwright, director, and actor Alexander Demakhin, the absolute winner of the contest “Teacher of the Year of Russia – 2012” was fired after he put forward his candidacy in municipal elections from one of the opposition parties.
Miners of the company Kingkoul in the city of Gukovo of the Rostov region announced an indefinite hunger strike, 18 people take part in the action.
Among the most vulnerable groups there are disabled people, pensioners, pregnant women and women on maternity leave.
Among the detainees there are opposition activists Ilya Yashin, Vyacheslav Maltsev, Mark Galperin, director of the Anti-Corruption Foundation Roman Rubanov, and coordinator of Open Russia community platform Maria Baronova.
On Sunday May 14th a protest rally was held against the demolition of five-story buildings in Moscow. According to various sources, from 5,000 to 20,000 people took part in it.
Opposition activist Alexei Navalny was diagnosed with “a chemical burn of the right eye” after an unidentified person splashed green dye in his face on April 27th.
Natalia Fedorova, who is an activist of political party Yabloko (“Apple” – RRT), was attacked in Moscow.
As it was reported by Rosstat (Russia’s statistics agency – RRT) last week, the decline in the standard of living of Russians continues.
Last month Consumer Protection Association “Public Control” received complaints from 34 Russian regions about reducing assortment and increasing prices for food.
Violinist Andrei Osipov was detained in Cheboksary during orchestra’s practice because of his participation in anti-corruption rallies on March 26th.