Not many citizens took part in the unauthorized actions that took place in Russian cities on January 23. So the number of participants was estimated by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. Interfax…
According to him, such illegal events are arranged by those who are trying to rock the situation. However, they fail to do this, since far fewer people participate in the rallies than vote for the head of state, Vladimir Putin, Peskov said.
A Kremlin spokesman pointed out that many Russians voted in favor of the constitutional amendments. At the same time, he noted that he respects all points of view, but is categorically against participation in uncoordinated actions, as this is a violation of the law.
In the afternoon of January 23, uncoordinated actions were held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities of Russia in support of Alexei Navalny, who was arrested on January 18 for repeated violations of the conditions for observing the probationary period in the Yves Rocher case.