Crowd, Eastern Europe, Europe, Nevsky Prospekt, Political Rally
St. Petersburg, Russia - March 3, 2007 : Demonstrators walking in the street. During the 2007 electoral campaign, the opposition organised demonstrations to protest against the authoritarian drift of the regime established by Vladimir Putin. The \'Dissenters Marches\', as they were called, occurred in March, April and May 2007 in many Russian cities. These peaceful gatherings were brutally repressed by the authorities. The ruling party, United Russia, was afterwards reelected despite massive fraud reports.