Resident of the village of Prokhaladnoye holds solo picket. Photo by Lyudmila Maratova for the Caucasian Knot

27 June 2020, 10:53

Authorities of Prokhladnensky District ignore local residents' pickets

In Kabardino-Balkaria, the villages of the Prokhladnensky District lack drinking water and have problems of emergency houses, solo picketers assert. Officials from the district administration failed to go out to the protesters, Anastasia Emelyanova, a blogger, has stated.

The solo pickets, at which local residents demanded to provide the dwelling settlements of the Prokhladnensky District with drinking water, to solve the problem of emergency housing and other social problems, were held on June 25, Ms Emelyanova told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. The picketers went out with poster reading "Zhuravlyov, give us water!" and "Zhuravlyov, we live in emergency houses!" (Zhuravlyov is the head of the of the Prokhladnensky District Administration, – note of the "Caucasian Knot"), she said.

The village of Soldatskaya has no drinking water and no technical one for gardening, a local resident told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. She said that she took part in a solo picket with the poster "Zhuravlyov, give water to veterans!" There are lonely 80-year-old pensioners in the village who have no chance to use water, the activist said. "Sometimes they don't even have a cup of water until some neighbour brings it," she has explained.

Anastasia Emelyanova said that none of the district administration went out to talk to the picketers. Ten minutes after the activists went out to the picket, policemen arrived at the venue, but they behaved correctly. After standing for half an hour, the picketers left.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on June 26, 2020 at 10:50 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Lyudmila Maratova; Source: CK correspondent

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