Toma Grodnikova. Photo by Tatiana Filimonova for the Caucasian Knot

09 May 2019, 11:42

Volgograd activists stand against war in Ukraine

In Volgograd, activists have held solo pickets against the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine. They demanded to stop the war and establish peaceful relations with the Ukrainian authorities.

On May 8, four Volgograd residents went out to hold their solo pickets in the Heroes Alley, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

The activist Galina Tikhenko held posters reading "No to war!" and "I wish Ukraine peace and good!"; Toma Grodnikova stood with a poster "Russia-Ukraine: we need peace and good-neighbourly relations!". She exposed four more posters against the war and corruption on the bench. Galina Zabolotneva held a poster "We remember? We are proud? Lies! We remember nothing! Especially the main point – there's nothing to be proud of! Only to grieve about!"

Elena Sheina had a poster "Peace to the world! War with Ukraine is madness of our authorities!"

"My posters are against war; I want the Second World War to be the last war in mankind's history," Galina Tikhenko told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 9, 2019 at 03:39 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tatiana Filimonova; Source: CK correspondent

All news

September 19, 2019 10:57

  • Dagestan: Kurbanov brothers refuse to plead guilty of terrorism

    The brothers Ismail and Mukhtar Kurbanov from the Kayakent District of Dagestan joined an illegal armed formation (IAF), stored explosives, while the younger, Mukhtar, fought for the "Islamic State" (IS), a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation by the court in Syria, the prosecution has stated. The brothers have refused to plead guilty.

September 19, 2019 10:47

  • Opinion poll reveals paradox of Georgia's aspiration for NATO and nostalgia for USSR

    Most residents of Georgia support the course towards joining the European Union and the NATO, while 41% of them are negatively assessing the collapse of the USSR, sociologists assert. The Soviet period attracts people by a low level of officials' corruption and better operation of courts, while they associate joining the NATO with ensuring the country's security, political analysts believe.

September 19, 2019 10:24

September 19, 2019 09:59

  • Baku court commutes Ragimov's punishment

    A court in Baku has reduced the prison term of Ikram Ragimov, the editor-in-chief of the "" website, from 5.5 years to 3 years in prison. The defence intends to appeal against the ruling.

September 18, 2019 23:47

News archive