Sofia Rusova. Photo http://www.yabloko.ru/regnews/moscow/2014/09/17

21 March 2017, 13:26

Sofia Rusova, member of “EcoWatch”, detained in Moscow

Sofia Rusova, a board member of the "Ecological Watch for Northern Caucasus" (EcoWatch), was detained during her solo picket in Moscow against the construction of ski resorts in the Caucasian Reserve.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that today the activists Sofia Rusova and Atsamaz Khadikov have held solo pickets at the building hosting the Eighth International Environmental Forum, in protest against the activities of the “Electrozink” Factory and the construction of a resort in the territory of the Caucasian Reserve.

At first, the guards tried to tore the picketers’ posters. A journalist Maxim Rumyantsev occurred in the place of the incident. He called the police, stating that Rusova "had used violence" to him. According to Sofia, he tried to grab the poster "No to construction of ski resorts in the territory of the Caucasian Reserve!"

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Anna Gritsevich; Source: CK correspondent

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