Olga Zeveleva
May 2017.

How did you get involved in political protest?

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1 answer

I personally started doing protest-related things that were related to ecology. There’s a nature reserve in the south of Russia, in Bolshoi Utrish, there is a juniper forest there. It was supposed to be destroyed and at some point between lectures I saw this online and I decided to skip the next lecture and to go to something about it. I wrote out a list of organizations that could help. I packed my bag and went there. After a year 10000 people were part of the movement to save this nature reserve. So that’s how I found out about what’s happening in Krasnodar region, which is one of the epicenters of sh** in Russia where a lot of terrible things happen in terms of human rights violations, like police torture and the prevention of any civic activity. 

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