More than two weeks after the Russian explosion on January 14 that murdered 46 occupants of an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, memorials to the victims of Dnipro continue to pop up in various Russian locations. Russian residents have started placing candles, flowers, toys, pictures of Dnipro, and writings with the name of the city next to the monuments of Ukrainian poets or poets with ties to Ukraine in at least 50 different Russian cities. And more people return bearing flowers the more the officials remove them. According to Moscow Times, this is “about one of the most vocal public protests against the invasion of Ukraine.”

According to the Activatica website, memorials that had been demolished had been rebuilt in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, and Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. According to the website, there were seven such tributes in St. Petersburg yesterday. Over the weekend, anti-war pickets took place in St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, and Saratov, and at least three people were detained. Yekaterina Varenik, a Moscow activist, was detained on Monday near to a memorial and was later given a 12-day prison sentence.

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