19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

I took this photo at a demonstration to protest the unlawful conviction of Russian political activist Alexey Navalny and the corruption of Russia's elections. Unfortunately it has become common for Russian authorities to beat and/or arrest nonviolent protesters and even bystanders, as they did in this instance and more recently against those who dared to protest Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Vladislav Shapovalov