St. Petersburg: Creative Intelligentsia Calls on Opposition to End Internal Squabbles and Create a Movement above Party Politics

posted 23 Feb 2012, 11:12 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 23 Feb 2012, 11:15 ]

Leading public figures in St Petersburg, including film director Aleksandr Sokurov, writer Boris Strugatsky, and actors Aleksei Devotchenko and Svetlana Kriuchkova, have appealed to leaders of the opposition and all residents of St. Petersburg in connection with the scandal that occurred at the rally on 4 February.

Signatories of the appeal include human rights defenders, journalists, writers, academics and other prominent individuals. They are convinced that over the past two months the protest movement has decisively changed the political situation in the country, and that on 4 March the ‘political season’ will not come to an end. [Read more]