In Moscow Sergei Ivanov, a programmer tells @BalmforthTom: ”I think more and more people are going to come out [on the streets] after they beat women and thrashed everyone one by one yesterday. There is no way back now. It is shameful that OMON [riot police] were carrying out orders to beat women with batons.”
Denis Ivanov, 25 a historian: “We are not going to stop [protesting], we are not going to go away because there is simply nowhere for us to go. None of my friends who could leave Russia want to do that because this is our country and we love our country, we have nowhere else to go.”
Anti-Putin protesters speaking today (May 7) to RFE/RL’s Tom Balmforth at Pushkinskaya Metro Station in Moscow.