Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Yelena Osipova #2

Remember the March 4 post on Yelena Osipova? The brave beret-wearing woman is back on the streets of Saint Petersburg after her arrest, protesting Putin's war on Ukraine!

"This is Yelena Osipova. She is in her late 70s and comes from a family of 'Siege of Leningrad' survivors. A few days ago, she was arrested for protesting Putin's war in Ukraine. Now, having been released, she is back at it, protesting publicly in St Petersburg, in the very center of the Nevsky Prospect.

"Soldier, drop your weapon -- and you'll be a real hero!"  The banners and posters she painted herself say. 

Behind her, looming, is Catherine the Great's statue, and behind the statue -- the august Pushkin Theater."

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